U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules Aircraft at Juliet drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, June 8, 2017.

The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting force anywhere in the US, European, Africa or central command areas of responsibility within 18 hours. – Armed Forces Archives


Featured image of Paratroopers with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), exiting a C-130 aircraft Feb. 12, at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, as part of the largest airborne training exercise conducted by U.S. forces in Iraq since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A jumper’s parachute is opened by the yellow universal static line along the fuselage of the aircraft. Photo by The U.S. Army Spc. Michael J. MacLeod (C-130 exit) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons