Spartans Conduct Arctic Airborne Ops

03/04/2014: In the first two photos, a paratrooper assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, is seen after exiting a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malamute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013.

Credit: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs:12/12/13

  • This is the first Arctic airborne operation for the brigade since its redeployment from Afghanistan last year, and the purpose of this training event is to further validate the unit’s rapid insertion capability into Arctic conditions.
  • In the third photo, Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, skis to a rally point after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malamute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013.
  • In the final photo, Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, packs his skis at a rally point on his rucksack after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malamute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013.

 

 

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