Military Photo: Airborne 2023

Posted: 01/31/2023

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's heavy containerized delivery system (CDS) bundles drop from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at JGSDF East Fuji Maneuver Area, Japan, Jan. 31, 2023, during Airborne 23. Nine C-130J aircraft assigned to Yokota Air Base and Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, were used to carry approximately 300 JGSDF paratroopers and CDS bundles to drop zones at Higashi-Fuji training field during the static-line personnel jump portion of the exercise. Airborne 2023 is a large-scale airborne operation integrating air and ground forces from Japan and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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