U.S., Dutch Paratroops Participate in Operations on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. and Dutch paratroopers join forces for airborne operations over Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014. A total of 220 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and the Dutch army's 11th Airmobile Brigade jumped from CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The American troops earned foreign jump wings as a Dutch jump master ushered them out. In turn, an American jumpmaster guided the Dutch troops off the back ramp. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • An U.S. paratrooper checks a Dutch paratrooper's gear before jumping during an airborne operation over Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • U.S. and Dutch paratroopers prepare for a joined forces airborne operation over Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • A U.S. paratrooper, left, shakes hand hands with a Dutch paratrooper before jumping during an airborne operation over Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell,
  • U.S. and Dutch paratroopers join forces for airborne operations over Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
  • A Dutch paratroopers jumps during an airborne operation over Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell