Jumping into Alaska's Malamute Drop Zone
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Winstead (US Army Alaska Public Affairs)
Sgt. 1st Class Donshay Morning, 84th Engineer Support Company, checks the wind speed shortly before a jump at Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Winds of less than 13 knots are needed to safely execute an airborne mission. If conditions on the drop zone are deemed unsafe, Morning will signal to the pilot by one of several predetermined methods to suspend or cancel the mission.
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