Soldiers, Airmen Participate in Training Exercise on Fort Polk, La.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Paratroopers board a C-17 Globemaster aircraft for a night airborne assault into the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Reed A. Knutson
  • Air Force airmen inventory boxes during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Alexandria, La., Jan. 15, 2014. The center educates service members in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force Senior Airman Douglas Prewitt marshals in a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. Prewitt is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force airmen perform an engine running offload from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Army Pfc. Tyler Williams, right, guides Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Arias-Patino to the staging area during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. Williams is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Arias-Patino is assigned to the 86th Medical Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft takes off during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • U.S. Army Col. Trevor Bredenkamp, left, speaks with Air Force Lt. Col. Kyle Benwitz during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. Bredenkamp is commander of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Benwitz, a pilot, is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Soldiers perform an engine running offload from a C-130J Hercules aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force airmen prepare to attach the insulation to the frame of an Alaskan tent during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force airmen set up an Alaskan tent during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force Senior Airman Douglas Prewitt marshals in a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. Prewitt is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith
  • Air Force Senior Airman Douglas Prewitt waits to marshal out a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 16, 2014. Prewitt is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith