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Photos: JBER paratroopers jump from Chinook helicopters

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: June 9
  • Published June 8

Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, board CH-47 Chinook helicopters during airborne operations at Malemute Drop Zone on JBER on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)

First Sgt. Alex Tanner, right, from Comanche Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division floats to the ground after jumping from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, boarded a pair of CH-47 Chinook helicopters with B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment “Sugar Bears” from Fort Wainwright who provided a lift during airborne operations at the Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Tuesday.

“It’s always an adrenaline rush,” said paratrooper Sgt. William Alverson, with Breacher Company, 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, while recovering his parachute after making his first-ever jump from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Sgt. Alverson had just completed his eighth career jump. “It was the best one so far, and a good landing.”

Sgt. William Alverson, with Breacher Company, 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne) recovers his parachute after making his first-ever jump from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, walk towards a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during airborne operations on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, walk towards a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during airborne operations on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
A paratrooper boards a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during airborne operations on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Paratroopers wait to jump as a line of paratroopers float to the ground on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
A paratrooper jumps from a CH-47 Chinook during airborne operations at Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Paratroopers float to the ground after jumping from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
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