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Gravity does most of the work

Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, who participated in a free-fall sustainment jump, use the altimeter on their wrist to gauge the altitude at which to pull their parachute. Jumping from a height of 10,000 feet means the Marines will pull their parachute at approximately 5,000 feet in order to safely return to the landing zone.



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This work, Gravity does most of the work [Image 6 of 7], by Sgt Jeff Drew, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.16.2013

Date Posted:01.22.2013 10:43

Photo ID:818023

VIRIN:130116-M-HB024-002

Resolution:2626x3939

Size:5.13 MB

Location:BOGUE AIRFIELD, BOGUE, NC, US

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