Paratroopers Demonstrate Capabilities to Public during Joint Operational Access Demonstration

By 82nd Airborne Division Public AffairsMay 23, 2011

A jumpmaster with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, looks out the paratroop door of a mock C-130 Hercules aircraft during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration on May 20, 2011. The event was held at Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A jumpmaster with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, looks out the paratroop door of a mock C-130 Hercules aircraft during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration on May 20, 2011. The event was held at Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. John A. Mattias) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Paratrooper with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, secures his risers after exiting a mock C-130 Hercules aircraft during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration on May 20, 2011. The event was held at Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg,
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Paratrooper with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, secures his risers after exiting a mock C-130 Hercules aircraft during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration on May 20, 2011. The event was held at Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. John A. Mattias) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, make their initial entry onto the airfield on Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC on May 20, 2011. The simulated forcible airfield seizure took place in front of hundreds of spectators
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, make their initial entry onto the airfield on Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC on May 20, 2011. The simulated forcible airfield seizure took place in front of hundreds of spectators (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. John A. Mattias) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, use movement tactics to take control of an airfield building on Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC on May 20, 2011 during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration. The event took place
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, use movement tactics to take control of an airfield building on Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC on May 20, 2011 during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration. The event took place (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. John A. Mattias) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, continue their airfield seizure mission after taking control of an airfield building on Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC on May 20, 2011. The exercise took place during the Joint
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, continue their airfield seizure mission after taking control of an airfield building on Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, NC on May 20, 2011. The exercise took place during the Joint (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. John A. Mattias) VIEW ORIGINAL
A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division shows a child the M77A2 Medium Towed Howitzer May 20, during the Joint Operation Access Demonstration held at the Sicily Drop Zone, Ft. Bragg. The JOAD is the last demonstration held during the
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division shows a child the M77A2 Medium Towed Howitzer May 20, during the Joint Operation Access Demonstration held at the Sicily Drop Zone, Ft. Bragg. The JOAD is the last demonstration held during the (Photo Credit: Spc. Kim Wilkins) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Paratrooper with 82nd Airborne Division showcases the M1200 Armored Knight to a couple during All-American Week May 20 for the Joint Operation Access Demonstration held on Sicily Dropzone, Ft. Bragg.
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Paratrooper with 82nd Airborne Division showcases the M1200 Armored Knight to a couple during All-American Week May 20 for the Joint Operation Access Demonstration held on Sicily Dropzone, Ft. Bragg. (Photo Credit: Spc. Kim Wilkins) VIEW ORIGINAL
Capt. Adam C. Keller, left, commander of Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, helps a future paratrooper get buckled into a OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter at the Joint Operational Access
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Adam C. Keller, left, commander of Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, helps a future paratrooper get buckled into a OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter at the Joint Operational Access (Photo Credit: Sgt. Luke Rollins) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division execute a combat jump over Sicily Drop Zone during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration May 20, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The JOAD was the final event capping the week-long celebration of the 82nd
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division execute a combat jump over Sicily Drop Zone during the Joint Operational Access Demonstration May 20, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The JOAD was the final event capping the week-long celebration of the 82nd (Photo Credit: Sgt. Luke Rollins) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pvt. 1st Cass Chad Holcomb, Sniper with Scout Platoon, Headquarters- Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, demonstrates cover and concealment, armed with an M-110 SASS sniper rifle, May 20th, at the Joint Operations
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pvt. 1st Cass Chad Holcomb, Sniper with Scout Platoon, Headquarters- Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, demonstrates cover and concealment, armed with an M-110 SASS sniper rifle, May 20th, at the Joint Operations (Photo Credit: Sgt. Casey Collier) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sterling Dieken (photo:center), and his father Ken Dieken (photo:center left) a veteran and former combat engineer, discuss the feel and fit of an 82nd Airborne Division jump-rig with Paratroopers from Bravo Company, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 505th
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sterling Dieken (photo:center), and his father Ken Dieken (photo:center left) a veteran and former combat engineer, discuss the feel and fit of an 82nd Airborne Division jump-rig with Paratroopers from Bravo Company, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 505th (Photo Credit: Sgt. Casey Collier) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sterling Dieken (left), and his father, Veteran and former combat engineer Ken Dieken, arrange for some weight to be added to Sterling's already unwieldy parachute rig at a demonstration, May 20th, with Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 505th
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sterling Dieken (left), and his father, Veteran and former combat engineer Ken Dieken, arrange for some weight to be added to Sterling's already unwieldy parachute rig at a demonstration, May 20th, with Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 505th (Photo Credit: Sgt. Casey Collier) VIEW ORIGINAL