joint operation access exercise

Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and the 16 Air Assault Brigade await guidance from the jumpmaster and U.S. Air Force personnel before boarding the aircraft for a combined jump on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 13, 2015. Over 2,000 paratroopers exited 20 aircraft, which initiated Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01, the largest bilateral exercise held on Fort Bragg in almost 20 years. (Photo by Sgt. Flor Gonzalez, Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Sepia and shadows.

U.S. Air Force combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron stand by to provide support during a cargo and personnel airdrop at the Holland Drop Zone in Fort Bragg, N.C., as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. CJOAX 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., from April 13-20, 2015.

 This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British Army soldiers and U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines. Special Tactics combat controllers integrate air power into ground special operations for mission success, deploying into forward hostile areas to establish assault zones, provide air traffic control capability, and control offensive airstrike operations. 

(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Marianique Santos, 13 APR 2015.)

Raining Freedom.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, help U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British army soldiers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines. 

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U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, returns fire during Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 14, 2015. 

CJOAX 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., from April 13-20, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. and U.K. Army soldiers in addition to U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen. U.S. Marines stationed out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. also participated.