Hohenfels, Germany (Oct. 9, 2017) - During Swift Response 17, Phase II, multinational paratroopers jumped from a C-130 Hercules outside of the Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 9, 2017.

Swift Response 17-2 is an annual, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise focused on allied airborne forces' ability to quickly and effectively respond to crisis situations as an interoperable multi-national team.

The first airborne operation during SR 17-2 included 120 British and 166 French paratroopers jumping at 800 feet above ground level onto a drop zone that was approximately 800 by 800 meters in size. The British paratroopers jumped with combat equipment while the French did not.

Swift Response takes place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Oct. 2-20.and includes more than 6,000 participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.