• Spc. James Klein, a paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, secures his parachute for follow-on movement Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright for the mission. Spartan paratroopers exited the "Sugar Bears'" CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, demonstrating their forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Spc. James Klein, a paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, secures his parachute for follow-on movement Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th...

  • A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descends to the ground under the canopy of a T-11 parachute Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission. Spartan paratroopers exited CH-47 Chinook helicopters, demonstrating the Spartan Brigade's unique ability to conduct airborne forced entry operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descends to the ground under the canopy of a T-11 parachute Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th...

  • A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, executes a parachute landing fall while under the canopy of a T-11 parachute Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission. Spartan paratroopers exited CH-47 Chinook helicopters, demonstrating the Spartan Brigade's unique ability to conduct airborne forced entry operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, executes a parachute landing fall while under the canopy of a T-11 parachute Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska...

  • Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and descend to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission, which demonstrated the Spartan Brigade's forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and descend to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered...

  • A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descends to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright for the mission. Spartan paratroopers exited the "Sugar Bears'" CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, demonstrating their forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descends to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st...

  • A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descends to the ground under the canopy of a T-11 parachute Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission. Spartan paratroopers exited CH-47 Chinook helicopters, demonstrating the Spartan Brigade's unique ability to conduct airborne forced entry operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descends to the ground under the canopy of a T-11 parachute Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th...

  • Capt. Chase Spears, the public affairs officer for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, moves toward an equipment collection point Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Spears, along with approximately200 other paratroopers exited CH-47 Chinook Helicopters piloted and operated by the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Capt. Chase Spears, the public affairs officer for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, moves toward an equipment collection point Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Russon, an infantry platoon sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, gathers his parachute after landing Dec. 4, 2013  at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Russon was making his final jump with the unit before his upcoming permanent change of station move. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Russon, an infantry platoon sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, gathers his parachute after landing Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop...

  • A Humvee operated by paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, navigates snowy terrain Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    A Humvee operated by paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, navigates snowy terrain Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt...

  • Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descend to the snow-covered landscape Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright for the mission. Spartan paratroopers exited the "Sugar Bears'" CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, demonstrating their forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descend to the snow-covered landscape Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company...

  • A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, readies for a parachute landing fall Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright for the mission. Spartan paratroopers exited the "Sugar Bears'" CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, demonstrating their forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    A paratrooper with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, readies for a parachute landing fall Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Cameron Dinger, the command sergeant major for the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, secures his parachute for follow-on movement Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright for the mission. Spartan paratroopers exited the "Sugar Bears'" CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, demonstrating their forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cameron Dinger, the command sergeant major for the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, secures his parachute for follow-on movement Dec. 4, 2013...

  • Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descend to the snow-covered landscape Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright for the mission. Spartan paratroopers exited the "Sugar Bears'" CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, demonstrating their forced entry capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric-James Estrada/Released)

    Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descend to the snow-covered landscape Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with Bravo Company...

Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, exited a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and descended to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission, which demonstrated the Spartan Brigade's forced entry capabilities.

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