C-130 dropping potable water on mountain ridge

302nd Airlift Wing Photos

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U.S. Army paratroopers stay sharp aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft June 3, 2012, before taking part in a joint airdrop exercise outside the French village of Sainte Mere Eglise. U.S. and allied paratroopers, together with U.S., French and German aircrews and aircraft, took part in the large airdrop exercise as part of the 68th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion. The village of Saint Mere Eglise was one of the first towns liberated by 82nd and 101st Airborne paratroopers in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944. Every year, the Normandy region celebrates and remembers the sacrifices of U.S. and Allied forces to liberate the area. The 5th QM Co. is based in Kaiserslautern, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Collier)

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