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French Airborne Operation 2010

Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company sit on a C-130J Super Hercules for a static jump from a with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company walk to a C-130J Super Hercules for a static jump from a with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Jumpmasters closely inspect every detail of the chute prior to a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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French Airborne members sit and wait to leave to a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Edwards, 435th Security Forces Squadron, inspects a chute prior to a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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French Marine Maj. Yann Le Bastard, free fall instructor at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), puts on his helmet in preparation to a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company participate in pre-jump training for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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French Airborne member adjust his chute to properly fit prior to a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Walter Grey, 435th Air Mobility Squadron airfield operations and flight officer, helps French Airborne members ready their chute prior to a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company have lunch with French Airborne members at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Myron Austin, 435th Security Forces Squadron, trains airborne members parachute landing fall training in preparation for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company participate in pre-jump training for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Turner, 435th Security Forces Squadron, conducts pre-jump training with airborne members for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company participate in pre-jump training for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company participate in pre-jump training for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Airborne members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company participate in pre-jump training for a static jump from a C-130J Super Hercules with the French Airborne military at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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One last check One last check
One last check

U.S. Air Force Capt Michael Rellick, from the 435th Air Mobility Squadron makes a last check of his equipment before hooking up for a jump, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Settling in Settling in
Settling in

U.S. Air Force Captain Cassandra Bates, a Flight Commander with the 435th Security Forces Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amanda Dick, a journalist with the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and U.S. Army Specialist Luisa Krogh, a rigger with the 5th Quartermaster Company, Rhine Ordinance Barracks, Germany unpack shortly after their arrival to École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, located just outside the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France for a week of training with French Military paratroopers. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Lookin out Lookin out
Lookin out

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Shaffer from the 435th Security Forces Squadron, looks out the back of a C-130J as he prepares to lead his "stick" to include U.S. and French military members in a jump on March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Lookin' out Lookin' out
Lookin' out

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Myron Austin from the 435th Security Forces Squadron, looks out the window of a C-130J as he prepares to lead his "stick" to include U.S. and French military members in a jump on March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Motion Media Jump Motion Media Jump
Motion Media Jump

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Larry Moore from the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs takes video of the U.S. and French military preparing to jump from a U.S. C-130J, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Calm before the jump Calm before the jump
Calm before the jump

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Edwards, from the 435th Security Forces Squadron awaits the signal to prepare to jump from a U.S. C-130J over Pau, France, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Look out below Look out below
Look out below

U.S .and French paratroopers wearing U.S. military parachutes jump from a U.S. C-130J on March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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U.S .and French paratroopers wearing U.S. military parachutes jump from a U.S. C-130J on March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Look out Look out
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Turner from the 435th Security Forces Squadron, looks out the back of a C-130J as he prepares to lead his "stick" to include U.S. and French military members in a jump on March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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French paratroops jump out of a U.S. Air Force c-130J wearing U.S. military parachutes, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Waiting for the GO Waiting for the GO
Waiting for the GO

French Marine Major Pierre Prod'homme stands in anticipation of the green light to jump from a U.S. C-130J wearing a U.S. military parachute, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company load luggage up in a truck before heading to the barracks, École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company load luggage up in a truck before heading to the barracks, École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company uncover luggage to load up in a truck before heading to the barracks, École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company walk to get pick up their luggage before heading to the barracks, École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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French Airborne Maj. Pierre Prod'homme, welcomes members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company after landing in a C-130J Super Hercules from Ramstein Air Base at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Loadmasters from Ramstein Air Base unload cargo from a C-130J Super Hercules after landing at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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French Airborne Operation 2010

Members from the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company gather outside after landing in a C-130J Super Hercules from Ramstein Air Base at École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) Pau, France, March 1, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)
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Calm before the jump Calm before the jump
Calm before the jump

French Marine Major Pierre Prod'homme and French paratroopers wearing U.S. military parachutes await the green light for their jump on March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Off we go Off we go
Off we go

U.S. and French military members make their way to a U.S. Air Force C-130J in preparation for their jump, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Check Check
Check

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Turner, from the 435th Security Forces Squadron, inspects a U.S. Parachute worn by a French paratroopers just before a jump, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Klimaski, from the 435th Security Forces Squadron, inspects a U.S. Parachute warn by a French paratrooper just before a jump, March 3, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Training with the French Military Training with the French Military
Training with the French Military

Captain Walter Gray, an Airfield Operations Officer with the 435th Air Mobility Squadron, demonstrates the proper form and control of U.S. military parachute to members of the French military, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Going through the motions Going through the motions
Going through the motions

U.S. and French military members pantomime proper hook-up procedures for use during a paratroopers jump on March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Going through the motions Going through the motions
Going through the motions

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Klimaski from the 435th Security Forces Squadron goes through proper exiting procedures with members of the French military in preparation for a jump from a U.S. aircraft using U.S. equipment, March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Getting the message across Getting the message across
Getting the message across

U.S. Air Force members discuses proper training procedures to relay to their French counterparts during a instruction for jumping from a U.S. aircraft using U.S. equipment. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Kit of the trade Kit of the trade
Kit of the trade

A pair of gloves rest in a helmet while members of the French and U.S. military review proper jump procedures using U.S. military equipment on March, 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Not Lost in Translation Not Lost in Translation
Not Lost in Translation

French Marine Major Pierre Prod'homme a freefall instructor provides translation and instruction from U.S. military personnel to French military paratroops on proper use and procedure for jumping with U.S. equipment from U.S. aircraft. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Easy Landing Easy Landing
Easy Landing

A French Military Paratrooper practices proper landing form, under instruction from U.S. military personnel on March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Easy Landings Easy Landings
Easy Landings

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Turner with the 435 Security Forces Squadron, conducts training with U.S. and French military members on the proper form for landing from a parachute jump on March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Chuting the BreezeChuting the Breeze
Chuting the Breeze

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Myron Austin, with the 435th Security Forces Squadron, demonstrates the proper wear of a U.S. military parachute to French military members on March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers, of the French army, located in the town of Pau; in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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Not lost in translation Not lost in translation
Not lost in translation

French Marine Major Yann Le Bastard, a freefall instructor provides translation for French paratroopers that are being trained and preparing to jump from a U.S. Military aircraft, using U.S. Military parashoots on March 2, 2010. Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and the 5th Quartermaster Company joined with their French military counterparts for a week of training at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP), or School of Airborne Troops, a military school dedicated to training the military paratroopers of the French army, located in the town of Pau, in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The ETAP is responsible for training paratroopers, and for international cooperation and promotion of paratroop culture. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)
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