U.S. Soldiers Conduct Training on Airfield Seizure in Italy

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army paratroopers conduct airborne operations before a training mission on airfield seizure at Rivolto Airport in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The training included jumping from a C-130J airplane, clearing airport areas, aircraft landing, loading soldiers and aircraft departure. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • U.S. Army paratroopers prepare to land at the drop zone during airborne operations at Rivolto Airport in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • A U.S. Army paratrooper packs his chute after completing airborne operations at Rivolto Airport located in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft taxi down the runway to conduct airborne operations before a training mission on airfield seizure at Rivolto Airport  in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • U.S. Army paratroopers set up perimeter security during a training mission on airfield seizure at Rivolto Airport in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • A U.S. Army paratrooper checks his compass during a training mission on airfield seizure at Rivolto Airport in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • U.S. Army paratroopers set up a mortar system and radio to their headquarters for firing coordinates during a training mission on airfield seizure at Rivolto Airport in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo
  • U.S. Army paratroopers prepare to move out after completing a training mission on airfield seizure at Rivolto Airport in Codroipo, Udine province, Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo