Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Operation on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A safety officer, medics and paratroopers await the arrival of a C-130 aircraft above a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. Among other tasks, drop zone safety officers are responsible for ensuring that winds are not too high before a parachute drop. The paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, are integrating the new T11 parachute system into their training. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. The paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, are integrating the new T11 parachute system into their training. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an airborne training operation over a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an airborne training operation over a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Parachutes fill the sky over a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. The paratroopers exited a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an airborne training operation. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A paratrooper descends onto a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. Suspended below him is a ruck sack, which will hit the ground first. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers try to avoid a collision during an airborne training operation on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. The paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, are using the Army’s newest parachute system, the T-11, which was designed to carry a heavier load, prevent oscillations, and reduce injuries upon landing. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A paratrooper descends onto a drop zone using the Army’s new T-11 parachute system on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. The T-11, which replaces the T-10D parachute, has a square canopy and a third more surface area than its predecessor. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers using the Army’s new T-11 parachute system descend onto a drop zone during an airborne training operation on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers land on a drop zone using the Army’s new T-11 parachute system during an airborne training operation on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • The T-11 parachute's square canopy collapses as a paratrooper lands during an airborne training operation on a drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A paratrooper wraps up a training operation using the Army's new T-11 parachute system on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod