• Third of three photos showing the jump of a 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment Soldier as he jumps from a Lakota into Fort Polk's Alligator Lake.

    Ready, set, jump

    Third of three photos showing the jump of a 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment Soldier as he jumps from a Lakota into Fort Polk's Alligator Lake.

  • Second of three photos showing the jump of a 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment Soldier as he jumps from a Lakota into Fort Polk's Alligator Lake.

    Ready, set, jump

    Second of three photos showing the jump of a 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment Soldier as he jumps from a Lakota into Fort Polk's Alligator Lake.

  • FORT POLK, La. -- A Soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, jumps into the chilly waters of Alligator Lake May 20 -- and makes a little history. It was the first time the Lakota helicopter was used to drop personnel into a lake. The exercise was also a send-off for the Soldiers before they take block leave for the summer. These three photos show the jump in progression.

    Ready, set, jump

    FORT POLK, La. -- A Soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, jumps into the chilly waters of Alligator Lake May 20 -- and makes a little history. It was the first time the Lakota...

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