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Leapfest challenges paratroopers

Paratroopers descends towards the target after exiting a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter at Leapfest 2012 on Castle Drop Zone, West Kingston, R.I. Four-man teams each had to land and rush towards their target in the shortest time possible.



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This work, Leapfest challenges paratroopers [Image 6 of 8], by SFC Andy Yoshimura, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.02.2012

Date Posted:08.08.2012 11:20

Photo ID:641467

VIRIN:120802-A-CL830-465

Resolution:2848x4288

Size:462.19 KB

Location:US

Hometown:PROVIDENCE, RI, US

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