37th AS drops paratroops over Normandy for D-Day 73

U.S. and German military members jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, over Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. The jumps were performed using static lines. A static line is a fixed cord attached to the aircraft at one end and a deployment bag at the other. When the paratrooper jumps out of the aircraft, the line tightens which then pulls the deployment bag out of the container on the paratrooper’s back revealing the parachute. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. and German military members jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, over Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. The jumps were performed using static lines. A static line is a fixed cord attached to the aircraft at one end and a deployment bag at the other. When the paratrooper jumps out of the aircraft, the line tightens which then pulls the deployment bag out of the container on the paratrooper’s back revealing the parachute. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 4, 2017. The modern-day paratroopers recreated air drops similar to the ones on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 4, 2017. The modern-day paratroopers recreated air drops similar to the ones on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. and German military members board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 4, 2017. The modern-day paratroopers recreated air drops similar to the ones on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. and German military members board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 4, 2017. The modern-day paratroopers recreated air drops similar to the ones on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. and German military members wait for a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to get into position for an air drop near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. The modern-day paratroopers recreated air drops similar to the ones on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. and German military members wait for a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to get into position for an air drop near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. The modern-day paratroopers recreated air drops similar to the ones on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A German soldier prepares to jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of an airdrop near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A German soldier prepares to jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of an airdrop near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Army soldier braces against the wind from the open side door of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before jumping out near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Army soldier braces against the wind from the open side door of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before jumping out near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 4, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational 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 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

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