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Paratroopers make big splash into Big Lake

The addition of CO 2 powered flotation devices were the only extra equipment added the the individual jumper for the water jump mission. These devices keep the jumper's head and shoulders above the surface as they await transport back to shore.



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This work, Paratroopers make big splash into Big Lake [Image 2 of 3], by SSG Matthew Winstead, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.22.2011

Date Posted:08.31.2011 18:54

Photo ID:450328

VIRIN:110722-A-#####-141

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:4.85 MB

Location:BIG LAKE, AK, USGlobe

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