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Public Domain Picture: C-17 crews make record airdrop

By: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson, Courtesy: US Air Force
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C-17 crews make record airdrop
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C-17 crews make record airdrop
Army Spc. Joshua Black attaches one of 62 parachute ripcords to the static line of a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The 62 cargo bundles were dropped from two C-17s to a drop zone in Afghanistan. This was the first time a combat cargo drop of this magnitude has taken place from two C-17s in formation over one drop zone. Specialist Black is a rigger with the 11th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Airborne.
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson
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