Airborne prepares for U.S-Iraqi combined training exercise
Photo Credit: Spc. Michael J. MacLeod
Paratroopers with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), descend to a drop zone near Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, Feb. 12, as part of the largest airborne training exercise conducted by U.S. forces in Iraq since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. To untwist a canopy’s suspension lines, a paratrooper is trained to grab his "risers" above his head and pull them apart while kicking his legs as if on a bicycle.
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