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Airborne in Alaska

Oct. 12, 2021 , DOD News

Soldiers jumped from CH-47 Chinook helicopters operated by the 1-52nd General Service Aviation Battalion during an airborne operation over Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2021.

A soldier descends in the sky wearing a parachute.
Smooth Landing
A soldier prepares to land after jumping from a CH-47 Chinook, not pictured, during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2021.
Photo By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan
VIRIN: 211006-F-UN330-1169C

The soldiers, assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, are the only Arctic airborne brigade combat team in the Army trained to execute airborne maneuvers in extreme cold weather and high-altitude environments in support of combat, partnership and disaster-relief operations. 

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