Paratroopers and Sumo-42; VMGR-152 conducts airborne operations with 1-1 SFG

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lange, airborne commander and jump master with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Sgt. Giovani Gutierrez and Spc. Adrian Gibson, paratroopers with 1-1 SFG prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lange, airborne commander and jump master with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Sgt. Giovani Gutierrez and Spc. Adrian Gibson, paratroopers with 1-1 SFG prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lange, airborne commander and jump master with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Sgt. Giovani Gutierrez and Spc. Adrian Gibson, paratroopers with 1-1 SFG prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Pye, a flight engineer with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) return to Kadena Air Base after airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Pye, a flight engineer with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) return to Kadena Air Base after airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down and prepare for take-off from a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down and prepare for take-off from a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) touch down on a tactical coral runway for the first time after U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 completed airfield surface repairs at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains, combat proficiency readiness and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunner Sgt. Charles Spory, a load master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 waits to conduct airborne operations with U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marine Corps Gunner Sgt. Charles Spory, a load master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 waits to conduct airborne operations with U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Salaam, primary jump master with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) waits to conduct airborne operations from a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jaritzel Roberts, paratrooper with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) walks to board a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 to participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jaritzel Roberts, paratrooper with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) waits to depart Kadena Air Base on a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 to participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A U.S. Army paratrooper with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) waits to depart Kadena Air Base on a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 to participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Young and Sgt. Zack Vendetti, paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales) for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales) at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Young and Sgt. Zack Vendetti, paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lange, airborne commander and jump master with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Sgt. Giovani Gutierrez, paratrooper with 1-1 SFG prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lange, airborne commander and jump master with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Sgt. Giovani Gutierrez and Spc. Adrian Gibson, paratroopers with 1-1 SFG prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army Sgt. Giovani Gutierrez and Spc. Adrian Gibson, paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) prepare parachute equipment for airborne operations with Marine Aerial Reueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) load equipment onto a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 for static line airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 waits at Kadena Air Base to transport U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participating in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 waits at Kadena Air Base to transport U.S. Army paratroopers with 1-1 Special Forces Group (Airborne) participating in airborne operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, July 15, 2020. This training maintains readiness, combat proficiency and enhances interoperability essential for joint and combined military operations in austere, expeditionary environments within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Alyssa J. Morales)

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