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    Paratroopers with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), land on a drop zone near Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, Feb. 12, as part of a training exercise they hope will lead to combined U.S. – Iraqi training jumps. The jumper rolling on his back is performing a "parachute landing fall," a maneuver that dissipates the energy of impact, avoiding injury to the paratrooper.

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    Paratroopers prep for U.S-Iraqi combined training

    1. megadupek 62 months ago | reply

      The guy on the left looks like he got rammed into the ground ;)

    2. Rawbert A. Wagner 62 months ago | reply

      does look like it hurt, but it is a safer landing

    3. Tiom Zart 61 months ago | reply


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