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DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Morrison, U.S. Air Force. (Released) Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division relax at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., prior to loading into aircraft for an airdrop on May 7, 2000. The paratroopers are jumping into Pope Air Force Base for the opening ceremonies of Air Mobility Rodeo 2000. Rodeo 2000 is the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command's premier air mobility competition, involving more than 80 aircraft and 100 teams from 17 countries. The teams compete in airdrops, aerial refueling, aircraft navigation, special tactics, short field landings, cargo loading, engine running on and off load, aeromedical evacuations and security forces operations. The 82nd is based at Fort Bragg, N.C.   DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Morrison, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

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