U.S., foreign paratroopers conduct airborne operation at Fort Bragg

By Pfc. Kissta FeldnerOctober 2, 2009

A German Jumpmaster conducts sustained airborne training inside the mock paratroop door at Pope Air Force Base prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A German Jumpmaster conducts sustained airborne training inside the mock paratroop door at Pope Air Force Base prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Kissta Feldner) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Chad Louis (left), of 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, supervises as American and Egyptian paratroopers practice parachute landing falls at Pope Air Force Base prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Chad Louis (left), of 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, supervises as American and Egyptian paratroopers practice parachute landing falls at Pope Air Force Base prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Kissta Feldner) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Egyptian flag is visible on the uniform of an Egyptian paratrooper conducting sustained airborne training at Pope Air Force Base prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Egyptian flag is visible on the uniform of an Egyptian paratrooper conducting sustained airborne training at Pope Air Force Base prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Chad Louis, of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices escaping from a parachute entanglement with a paratrooper from the Egyptian Army prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Chad Louis, of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices escaping from a parachute entanglement with a paratrooper from the Egyptian Army prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Egyptian Soldiers conduct pre-jump rehearsals prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Egyptian Soldiers conduct pre-jump rehearsals prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Egyptian and American paratroopers conduct rehearsals at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Egyptian and American paratroopers conduct rehearsals at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Egyptian and American paratroopers practice parachute landing falls at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Egyptian and American paratroopers practice parachute landing falls at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Maj. Donald Knapp, sergeant major of operations for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, offers some instruction to an Egyptian paratrooper during rehearsals prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. Donald Knapp, sergeant major of operations for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, offers some instruction to an Egyptian paratrooper during rehearsals prior to a "friendship jump" airborne operation featuring airborne forces from five countries, including the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. The jump was part of the Bright Star Exercise, a joint, multi-national training exercise being held at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Sep. 28-Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL