Photo Credit: Sgt. Chris Harper, 3rd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO
Lt. Col. David Gardner, commander of 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division ,surveys the Paratroopers recently rigged and ready to jump following an in-flight rigging exercise aboard an Air Force C-17 Globemaster flying over a sleeping North Carolina, Nov. 23, 2011. The exercise was designed to give jumpmasters a chance to become familiar with the challenges of rigging paratrooper safely while in the air.