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Arctic airborne operation

Army Staff Sgt. Charles Jinks, a native of Battle Creek, Mich., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, attempts to contact an inboand aircraft before Soldiers conduct an arctic airborne operation and ski to rally points in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned 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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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, walks to a rally point after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 packing up his parachute during an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Lt. Col. Rich Scott, a native of Olympia, Wash., left, battalion commander of the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, and Sgt. 1st. Class Heriberto Reyes, a native of Bronx, N.Y., assigned to the 1-40th Cavalry, 4th IBCT, link up while conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, packs up his parachute after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Sgt. 1st. Class Heriberto Reyes, a native of Bronx, N.Y., left, Army Lt. Col. Rich Scott, a native of Oyimpia, Wash., battalion commander of the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, and Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., take a break after conducting an arctic airborne operation and skiing to rally points in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. Remington Myhre, a native of Minoqua, Wis., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, marches to a rally point after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, takes aim with his M-4 carbine on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, takes aim with his M-4 carbine on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, native of Carlise, Penn., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, marches to a rally point after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Sgt. Matthew Berg, a native of Prior Lake, Minn., left, and Spc. William Baker, a native of Midlothian, Va., both assigned the C Troop 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, march to a rally point after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Pfc. Yasset Figueroa, left, a native of Ocean Township, N.J., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, awaits orders at a rally point after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, native of Carlise, Penn., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, checks his M-4 carbine after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, native of Carlisle, Penn., assigned 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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Sgt. Matthew Berg, a native of Prior Lake, Minn., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, packs up his parachute after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Charles Jinks, a native of Battle Creek, Mich., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, attempts to contact an inboand aircraft before Soldiers conduct an arctic airborne operation and ski to rally points in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned 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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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, walks to a rally point after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
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 packing up his parachute during an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Lt. Col. Rich Scott, a native of Olympia, Wash., left, battalion commander of the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, and Sgt. 1st. Class Heriberto Reyes, a native of Bronx, N.Y., assigned to the 1-40th Cavalry, 4th IBCT, link up while conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, packs up his parachute after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Sgt. 1st. Class Heriberto Reyes, a native of Bronx, N.Y., left, Army Lt. Col. Rich Scott, a native of Oyimpia, Wash., battalion commander of the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, and Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., take a break after conducting an arctic airborne operation and skiing to rally points in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. Remington Myhre, a native of Minoqua, Wis., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, marches to a rally point after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, takes aim with his M-4 carbine on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Henderson, a native of Keystone Heights, Fla., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, takes aim with his M-4 carbine on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, native of Carlise, Penn., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, marches to a rally point after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Sgt. Matthew Berg, a native of Prior Lake, Minn., left, and Spc. William Baker, a native of Midlothian, Va., both assigned the C Troop 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, march to a rally point after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Pfc. Yasset Figueroa, left, a native of Ocean Township, N.J., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, awaits orders at a rally point after conducting an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, native of Carlise, Penn., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, checks his M-4 carbine after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army 1st Lt. David Pearson, native of Carlisle, Penn., assigned 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 Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
Justin Connaher
Army Sgt. Matthew Berg, a native of Prior Lake, Minn., assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, packs up his parachute after conducting an arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2013. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
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