Crossing the Tarnak River
Crossing the Tarnak River

An American paratrooper crosses a river into Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province, 2012.

Firefight
Firefight

US Army paratrooper in a firefight against the Taliban, 2012.

82nd Airborne Paratrooper Advance
82nd Airborne Paratrooper Advance
Parachute Landing Fall
Parachute Landing Fall

A paratrooper lands at sunset during a training jump at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Chinook at Night
Chinook at Night

Afghanistan 2012

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A lieutenant leads paratoopers
A lieutenant leads paratoopers

A lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division leads paratroopers in a counterattack on the Taliban.

Afghanistan Mountainscape
Afghanistan Mountainscape

War sometimes occurs in starkly beautiful places such as this high mountain valley in eastern Afghanistan.

Fighting Paratrooper
Fighting Paratrooper

A U.S. Army paratrooper uses an armored vehicle for cover as he returns fire against the enemy in eastern Afghanistan.

Raining Paratroopers
Raining Paratroopers

Paratroopers descend from a C-17 aircraft.

Trading Places
Trading Places

US and Indonesian paratroopers train together on Java.

Soldiers Praying
Soldiers Praying

Two US Army paratroopers pray together before departing on a dangerous mission.

Square Parachutes
Square Parachutes

Paratroopers jump from military aircraft over Indonesia.