Italian Army paratroopers from the Folgore Airborne Brigade coordinate with the Special Forces Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Sept. 17, 2019 after the Italian paratroopers parachuted onto a drop zone secured by special operations forces as part of exercise Saber Junction 19 in Hohenfels, Germany. Approximately 100 Special Operations Forces from Bulgaria and the U.S., along with Lithuanian National Defense Volunteer Forces integrated with 5,400 multinational conventional forces lead by the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment.

Notice the heavy rucksacks that operators are forced to carry.