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Paratroopers jump in the new RA-1 rig

Paratroopers from Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 38th Calvary Regiment’s Long Range Surveillance, get a lift on a UH-60 Black Hawk to make a static line jump with a new parachute system called the RA-1 at Fort Hood's Rapido Drop Zone Nov. 19. (Photo by Sgt. Cody Barber, 11th Public Affairs Detachment)



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This work, Paratroopers jump in the new RA-1 rig [Image 5 of 5], by SGT Cody Barber, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.19.2013

Date Posted:12.09.2013 13:56

Photo ID:1068533

VIRIN:131119-A-OA814-857

Resolution:3262x2110

Size:1.18 MB

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

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