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C-130Js transport paratroopers to a drop zone for static-line jump training during Airborne 24.
240307-F-BG120-1471.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron transport Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) paratroopers to a drop zone for static-line jump training during Airborne 24, March 7, 2024, near the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The ongoing partnership between U.S. and Japan forces continues to demonstrate both countries’ commitment to maintaining stability and security throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The total fleet of six C-130Js assigned to Yokota Air Base were used for a bilateral airlift to deliver approximately 300 JGSDF paratroopers to drop zones at Kikaijima, Japan, during the static-line personnel jump portion of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)


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