Exercise Tandem Thrust 1997

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) 


U.S. Army parachutists jump out of an Australian DHC-4 Caribou.

Click to view full-size JPEG photo U.S. Army parachutists from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) perform a static line jump out of an Australian DHC-4 Caribou troop transport aircraft over Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville, Australia, on March 3, 1997. The soldiers are participating in exercise Tandem Thrust '97, a combined military training exercise involving 28,000 personnel, 252 aircraft and 43 ships, and is designed to train U.S. and Australian staffs in crisis action planning and contingency response operations. The 1st Special Forces Group is deployed for the exercise from Okinawa, Japan.


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