Joint Forcible EntryExercise tests paratroopers' abilities

By Pfc. Kissta FeldnerAugust 28, 2009

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepare to board two CH-53 Super Stallion Marine Corps helicopters that will take them on an air assault mission as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepare to board two CH-53 Super Stallion Marine Corps helicopters that will take them on an air assault mission as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Jeremy Randlett of 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepares to sling load a vehicle to a CH-53 Super Stallion Marine Corps helicopter that will support an air assault mission as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jeremy Randlett of 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepares to sling load a vehicle to a CH-53 Super Stallion Marine Corps helicopter that will support an air assault mission as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A trooper assigned to A Co., 1st Battalion, 325the Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security during a building siezure in the fictional country of Chatu during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise from August 26-28. A Co. later ruck marched through the woods in the area looking for enemy troops.
(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner, 2BCT, 82D ABN DIV, PAO SPC)
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A trooper assigned to A Co., 1st Battalion, 325the Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security during a building siezure in the fictional country of Chatu during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise from August 26-28. A Co. later ruck marched through the woods in the area looking for enemy troops. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner, 2BCT, 82D ABN DIV, PAO SPC) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Kissta Feldner) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to clear a building of enemy forces shortly after conducting a parachute assault onto an airfield as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets.
(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta Feldner, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to clear a building of enemy forces shortly after conducting a parachute assault onto an airfield as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta Feldner, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Kissta Feldner) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medics from A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, treat a casualty shortly after conducting a parachute assault onto an airfield as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medics from A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, treat a casualty shortly after conducting a parachute assault onto an airfield as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, clear a building of enemy forces shortly after conducting a parachute assault onto an airfield as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, clear a building of enemy forces shortly after conducting a parachute assault onto an airfield as part of the 2nd BCT's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise Aug. 26-28 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise involved parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers and multiple follow on air assault, mounted, and ground operations involving Army, Air Force, and Marine assets. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL