Exercise Rock Topside 2020

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)
U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

Left a U.S. Army paratrooper from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratrooper from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a joint training jump during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano Italian training area, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.
Left a U.S. Army paratrooper from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratrooper from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a joint training jump during the Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano Italian training area, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a combined airborne operation during Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a combined airborne operation during Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a combined airborne operation during Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a combined airborne operation during Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, conduct a combined airborne operation during Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 29, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers from Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria, jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3.(U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. paratroopers from HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd  Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Italian paratroopers Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3, jump from a U.S Air Force C17 aircraft during the  Exercise Rock Topside 20, Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

View of the Monte Romano drop zone, during the Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

Right, U.S. Army paratrooper Sfc. Michael D. Ftacek assigned to HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and an Italian Army soldier Lgt. Alessandro Cavallaro liaison Officer, G3 branch SETAF Ederle Vicenza, determine the wind speed as part of drop zone safety operations during the Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

U.S. Army paratrooper Spc. Tyler J. Riccobene assigned to HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade communicates with the Departure Airfield Control Officer, DACO, via Joint Battle Command Platform, JBCP, during the Exercise Rock Topside 20, at Monte Romano, Italy, Jan. 28, 2020. Rock Topside is a joint forced entry exercise to train the battalion’s ability to conduct airborne contingency response force operations. This training stresses the interoperability of both the paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and Italian paratroopers of Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria 3. (U.S Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

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