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Paratroopers Wait to Board Their Ride – C-17 Globemaster III

Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

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Hercules Air Drop Over Alaska

An Alaska Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules conducts air drop qualification training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2018. When air drop training occurs, combat mobility technicians from the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron are called upon to operate as malfunction officers at the drop zone. In addition to scouting the drop zone area during a training, technicians are also responsible to recover the loads and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

An Alaska Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules conducts air drop qualification training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2018. When air drop training occurs, combat mobility technicians from the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron are called upon to operate as malfunction officers at the drop zone. In addition to scouting the drop zone area during a training, technicians are also responsible to recover the loads and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

An Alaska Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules conducts air drop qualification training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2018. When air drop training occurs, combat mobility technicians from the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron are called upon to operate as malfunction officers at the drop zone. In addition to scouting the drop zone area during a training, technicians are also responsible to recover the loads and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

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AT4 Anti-Armor Weapon Live Fire Training

Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires the M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 is a four-day competition that tests Soldiers' mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency to determine the top non-commissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier. The competitors represent the top Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires the M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 is a four-day competition that tests Soldiers' mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency to determine the top non-commissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier. The competitors represent the top Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires the M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 is a four-day competition that tests Soldiers’ mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency to determine the top non-commissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier. The competitors represent the top Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

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F-22’s Massive Vertical Stabs

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxis down the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 3, 2017. The 525th FS F-22 Raptors came to Tyndall to participate in exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer from Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxis down the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 3, 2017. The 525th FS F-22 Raptors came to Tyndall to participate in exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer from Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxis down the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 3, 2017. The 525th FS F-22 Raptors came to Tyndall to participate in exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer from Nov. 6-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)