An American paratrooper crosses a river into Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province, 2012.
US Army paratrooper in a firefight against the Taliban, 2012.
A paratrooper lands at sunset during a training jump at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division leads paratroopers in a counterattack on the Taliban.
War sometimes occurs in starkly beautiful places such as this high mountain valley in eastern Afghanistan.
A U.S. Army paratrooper uses an armored vehicle for cover as he returns fire against the enemy in eastern Afghanistan.
Paratroopers descend from a C-17 aircraft.
US and Indonesian paratroopers train together on Java.
Two US Army paratroopers pray together before departing on a dangerous mission.
Paratroopers jump from military aircraft over Indonesia.