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204 AS conduct mass-airdrop ops with partners in Europe

July 24, 2018

From the 154th Wing website

Israeli Army Brig. Gen. Ori Gordin, Ground Forces chief of staff, boards a C-17 Globemaster III with soldiers from the Texas Army National Guard, 1-141 Infantry Battalion, during exercise Swift Response 18 on June 8, 2018, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The passengers were transported by members of the Hawaii Air National Guard to conduct a static line jumps for a joint-forcible entry operation. SR18 is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multinational airborne forces in the world that demonstrates the ability of America’s Global Response Force to work hand-in-hand with joint and total force partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 204th Airlift Squadron completed a series of mass-airdrop operations throughout Europe June 4-14, as first-time participants in two multinational exercises.

The team of 51 was comprised of guardsmen and several of active duty Airmen and military civilians from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, who flew side-by-side with other airlift units from Air Mobility Command and the NATO Heavy Airlift Wing at Papa Air Base, Hungary, as part of exercises Swift Response 18 (SR18) and Bayonet Strike.

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