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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:29 PM6/8/2017
Two 815th Airlift Squadron crews from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi participated in a six-ship multinational airborne mission near here in the Normandy region June 4, 2017 to commemorate D-Day 73.
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:48 PM6/8/2017
Col. Brian May, commander of the 403rd Operation Group, gives a speech during a ceremony in Picauville, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:49 PM6/8/2017
A crew from the 815th Airlift Squadron take off to conduct a 4-ship flyover at a ceremony in Normandy. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:51 PM6/8/2017
Senior Airman Shane Hague, loadmaster with the 815th Airlift Squadron, prepares to guide pilots as they back out of their parking spot before taking part in a paratroop drop over Normandy, France. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:53 PM6/8/2017
Paratroopers await their jump from an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J over Normandy, France. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:55 PM6/8/2017
Capt. Nick Foreman, pilot for the 815th Airlift Squadron flies toward the drop zone for a paratroop drop over Normandy, France. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:56 PM6/8/2017
Senior Master Sgt. Darren Bannister, loadmaster with the 815th Airlift Squadron looks out of the bubble on the flight deck while taking part in a paratroop drop over Normandy, France. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:59 PM6/8/2017
Paratroops jump from C-130J aircraft during a six-ship troop drop over Normandy, France. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

4:00 PM6/8/2017
A jumpmaster communicates with his troops awaiting their jump from an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J over Normandy, France. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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