FRIDAY FOTO (June 6, 2014)

June 6, 2014 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Sky Soldier

(U.S. Army photo by Specialist Charles Probst)

(U.S. Army photo by Specialist Charles Probst)

A soldier from the Tarantula Team in Operations Group at the Army’s National Training Center descends during an airborne operation at Fort Irwin in California’s Mojave Desert. This operation fullfills the paratrooper’s requirement to maintain jump status and remain proficient and ready for future contingencies.

The Tarantula Team is one of several “Critter” Teams — including Scorpions and Cobras — located at the National Training Center  at Fort Irwin (this blog has a very good description and explanation of the NTC). The Team was formed in 1987 as part of the Operations Group to improve the fighting capabilities of Light Infantry and Airborne battalions.

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