U.S, Japan Perform Large-Scale Airborne Exercise

A jumpmaster from the 353rd Special Operations Group inspects a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
A jumpmaster from the 353rd Special Operations Group inspects a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A jumpmaster from the 353rd Special Operations Group inspects a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, don their gear on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump, Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. During the exercise, C-130J Super Hercules from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together during bi-lateral operations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, don their gear on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump, Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. During the exercise, C-130J Super Hercules from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together during bi-lateral operations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A formation of C-130J Super Hercules travel back to Yokota Air Base, Japan after supporting static-line jumps performed by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force near Fuji Training Center, as part of Airborne 22 Jan. 25, 2022. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. During the exercise, C-130Js from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
A formation of C-130J Super Hercules travel back to Yokota Air Base, Japan after supporting static-line jumps performed by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force near Fuji Training Center, as part of Airborne 22 Jan. 25, 2022. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. During the exercise, C-130Js from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, look out a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, look out a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A member from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, approaches the paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
A member from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, looks out a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A member from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, approaches the paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
A member from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, approaches the paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A jumpmaster from the 353rd Special Operations Group inspects a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
A jumpmaster from the 353rd Special Operations Group inspects a paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A member from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, approaches the paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
A member from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, approaches the paratroop door inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, stand in preparation for static-line jumps inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, stand in preparation for static-line jumps inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, stand in preparation for static-line jumps inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, stand in preparation for static-line jumps inside a C-130J Super Hercules near Fuji Training Center, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through interoperability and the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the 36th Airlift Squadron and Japan Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade, listen to a pre-flight brief aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. During the exercise, C-130Js from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the 36th Airlift Squadron and Japan Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade, listen to a pre-flight brief aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. During the exercise, C-130Js from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Capt. TJ Yonkauske, a pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, secures a harness aboard a C-130J Super Hercules, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. During the exercise, C-130Js from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Capt. TJ Yonkauske, a pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, secures a harness aboard a C-130J Super Hercules, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. During the exercise, C-130Js from Yokota are planned to airdrop approximately 500 JGSDF personnel and 100 container delivery system bundles. Training events like this increase effective interoperability to gain advantages whenever both countries work together. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, load onto a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, load onto a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, load onto a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF's capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)
Members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, load onto a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, prior to a static-line jump Jan. 25, 2022, as part of Airborne 22. Airborne 22 demonstrates the JGSDF’s capability to employ large-scale airborne insertion anywhere. This event optimizes mission effectiveness through the sharing of information, enabling commanders to utilize the full potential of their combined force. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

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