Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Operations on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Paratroopers remove a medical care tent, supplies and equipment from a Humvee at Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company C, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The soldiers conducted a nine-day training exercise to enhance readiness and the ability to quickly respond to crises, contingencies and humanitarian missions in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Paratroopers descend after exiting two Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during the first day of a nine-day training exercise at the Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Paratroopers descend after exiting two Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during an airborne training exercise at the Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Army Pfc. Ricky Alvarez recovers his parachute after landing during an airborne training exercise at the Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2014. Alvarez is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • A paratrooper makes his way off the frozen Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Paratroopers conduct slingload operations on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Paratroopers board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for an airborne operation at Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Paratroopers fasten seatbelts and prepare for an airborne jump at Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Mesch calls out commands to paratroopers aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter headed to the drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2014. Mesch is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith
  • Paratroopers descend from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith