The delivery of military equipment is one of the most crucial operations of any military force. Unless you get attacked at your home base, chances are that tons and tons of equipment will have to be delivered to the theater of operations. Unless a force has a significant amount of assets stationed nearby, which is highly unlikely, time will be of the essence. To bring equipment in a timely manner, aerial delivery is the best option.
In this video, U.S. Airmen from the 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, SC, execute an air drop of eight military convoy vehicles from 5,000 feet to a drop zone in Fort Bragg, NC, in support of Crescent Reach 16. Crescent Reach is an annual exercise designed to test and evaluate Joint Base Charleston’s ability to mobilize and launch a large-scale aircraft formation in addition to train, process, and deploy Airmen and cargo in response to a simulated crisis abroad.
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