FRIDAY FOTO (September 18, 2015)
Like some sort of giant blossoms, paratroopers from the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment descend from an Air Force C-130 Hercules over the Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.
Troops from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army paratroopers conducted the practice jump utilizing Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force planes as part of Pacific Airlift Rally 2015. The exercise is a biennial, multilateral tactical military symposium designed to enhance military airlift interoperability and cooperation between nations of the Pacific region for future humanitarian missions.
The C-130 is assigned to the 374th Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 1st Battalion is part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) of the 25th Infantry Division, based in
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