• U.S. Army Army paratroopers with the VXIII Airborne Corps' 82nd Airborne Division load onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Airfield in preparation for a mass tactical airborne operation Sept. 10 as part of a week-long Joint Operational Access Exercise. The JOAX helps to prepare Army and Air Force units at Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield to better respond to a worldwide crises or contingency if called upon.

    Airborne! All the Way!

    U.S. Army Army paratroopers with the VXIII Airborne Corps' 82nd Airborne Division load onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Airfield in preparation for a mass tactical airborne operation Sept. 10 as part of a week-long Joint Operational Access...

  • An XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper gathers  her parachute after a successful landing during the Joimnt Operational Access Execise Sept. 8, 2011, on Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Chute Recovery

    An XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper gathers her parachute after a successful landing during the Joimnt Operational Access Execise Sept. 8, 2011, on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sgt. Nicholas Hardin, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), meticulously inspects Sgt. Jeremy T. Simpson, Battery B, 1st Bn., 321st Abn. FA Regt., 18th Fires Bde. before a jump Sept. 9 as part of the Joint Operational Access Exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C. As a jumpmaster, Hardin is responsible to insure Paratroopers are correctly rigged for a jump.

    Hooah Jumpmaster!

    Sgt. Nicholas Hardin, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne), meticulously inspects Sgt. Jeremy T. Simpson, Battery B, 1st Bn., 321st Abn. FA Regt., 18th Fires Bde...

  • U.S. Army paratroopers from the XVIII Airborne Corps perform a night jump during Joint Operational Access Exercise at Ft. Bragg, N.C., Sept. 9.  The JOAX is a one-week exercise to prepare Army and Air Force units at Fort Bragg to better respond to worldwide crises and contingencies.

    Night Ops!

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the XVIII Airborne Corps perform a night jump during Joint Operational Access Exercise at Ft. Bragg, N.C., Sept. 9. The JOAX is a one-week exercise to prepare Army and Air Force units at Fort Bragg to better respond to...

  • U.S. Army paratroopers jump from a C-17 aircraft during a Joint Operational Access Exercise Sept. 10 at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Go! Go! Go!

    U.S. Army paratroopers jump from a C-17 aircraft during a Joint Operational Access Exercise Sept. 10 at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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