Images: JRTC deployment [Image 2 of 20]
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Carden
Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team wait to board a C-130 aircraft Oct. 9, 2012, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., prior to an airborne operation. About 1,300 paratroopers from the brigade combat team jumped into Folk Polk, La., for a month-long Joint Readiness Training Exercise rotation.