GOOD TO THE LAST (AIR) DROP
U.S. Army paratroopers
and U.S. Air Force tactical air controllers from the 173rd Airborne
Brigade, along with an Air Force Contingency Response Group, prepare
to board a C-17 Globemaster III. Nearly 1,000 "Sky Soldiers" of
the 173rd Airborne Brigade in March parachuted from C-17s into the
Kurdish-controlled area of northern Iraq. This was the first combat
insertion of paratroopers using a C-17.