Paratroopers Train Over Water

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Paratroopers wait for commands on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before jumping into Big Lake, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Alaska, and the helicopter crew is assigned to the Alaska National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. The training prepared the brigade's troopers for water landings and highlighted the unit's ability to perform airborne operations in challenging conditions and locations. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter transports paratroopers to train for water landings on Big Lake, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
  • Army Spc. Kevin Miller, foreground, prepares to refuel a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Big Lake, Alaska,  Aug. 6, 2014. Miller is a petroleum supply specialist assigned to the Alaska National Guard's Company E, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
  • An Alaska Guardsman prepares a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to take off after refueling near Big Lake, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
  • Army crew chiefs watch the ground as their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prepares to land and pick up paratroopers to train for water landings into Big Lake, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
  • Paratroopers prepare to jump from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to train for water landings into Big Lake, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O'Neal
  • Army Sgt. Brian Lyman looks out onto Big Lake, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014, from a UH-60 Black Hawk after helping Guardsmen train for water landings. Lyman is a crew chief assigned to the Alaska National Guard's Company B, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Balinda O'Neal