JOAX 13-03 Heavy Drop

09/01/2013: Three heavy cargo pallets are dropped from a C-17 Globemaster in support of ground operations. Joint Operational Access Exercise 13-3 is a seven-day integrated effort between the 82nd Airborne Division and its Air Force partners.

 JOAX synchronizes the planning and execution of support for an insertion force.

 This unified training brings together two Infantry Brigade Combat Teams, six Air Force Air Wings, support elements from Fires and Aviation Brigades and other enablers along with the Division headquarters in order to prove the force multiplying value of joint operations.

 Credit:Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs:6/24/13

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."

—General George Patton Jr.

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