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IN PHOTOS: Night air drop at Fort Polk

U.S. Army infantrymen wait in the darkness at the Geronimo Drop Zone on Fort Polk during a mass airdrop that began the ground combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army) U.S. Army infantrymen wait in the darkness at the Geronimo Drop Zone on Fort Polk during a mass airdrop that began the ground combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army)
U.S. Army paratroopers jump onto the Geronimo Drop Zone at Fort Polk from a C-17 Globemaster II as part of a mass airdrop that began the combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army) U.S. Army paratroopers jump onto the Geronimo Drop Zone at Fort Polk from a C-17 Globemaster II as part of a mass airdrop that began the combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army)
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned descend in the darkness onto the Geronimo Drop Zone at Fort Polk as part of a mass airdrop that began the combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army) U.S. Army paratroopers assigned descend in the darkness onto the Geronimo Drop Zone at Fort Polk as part of a mass airdrop that began the combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army)
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned descend in the darkness onto the Geronimo Drop Zone at Fort Polk as part of a mass airdrop that began the combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army) U.S. Army paratroopers assigned descend in the darkness onto the Geronimo Drop Zone at Fort Polk as part of a mass airdrop that began the combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army)
U.S. Army infantrymen wait in the darkness at the Geronimo Drop Zone on Fort Polk prior to a mass airdrop that began the ground combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army) U.S. Army infantrymen wait in the darkness at the Geronimo Drop Zone on Fort Polk prior to a mass airdrop that began the ground combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18. (Source: U.S. Army)
FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) -

U.S. Army infantrymen assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C.,  participated in a night drop zone during a mass airdrop that began the ground combat phase of Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 13-09 on Aug. 18.

See the attached photos, by Army Tech Sgt. Edward Gyokeres, to get a closer look at the training.

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