Joint HAHO jump at Talisman Saber 2017

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster signals the time prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster signals the time prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II aircraft commander and 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster discuss the parameters for high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. Experts in specialized aviation, the 17th SOS executed complex personnel and cargo airdrops, low-level flying operations and dissimilar formation flights with 37th Squadron Royal Australian Air Force and 40th Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force throughout the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II aircraft commander and 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster discuss the parameters for high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. Experts in specialized aviation, the 17th SOS executed complex personnel and cargo airdrops, low-level flying operations and dissimilar formation flights with 37th Squadron Royal Australian Air Force and 40th Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force throughout the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando II pilot meets with U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion jumpmasters prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operation July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 17th SOS proudly exemplifies their motto, ‘no mission too demanding’ in both training and real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando II pilot meets with U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion jumpmasters prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operation July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 17th SOS proudly exemplifies their motto, ‘no mission too demanding’ in both training and real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II combat systems operator prepares for take-off prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. Experts in specialized aviation, the 17th SOS infilled U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators onto a 150 by 100-meter tactical drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II combat systems operator prepares for take-off prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. Experts in specialized aviation, the 17th SOS infilled U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators onto a 150 by 100-meter tactical drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II pilots prepare for take-off prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. Experts in specialized aviation, the 17th SOS conducts training operations often to ensure they are always ready perform a variety of high-priority, low-visibility missions throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II pilots prepare for take-off prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. Experts in specialized aviation, the 17th SOS conducts training operations often to ensure they are always ready perform a variety of high-priority, low-visibility missions throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster applies face paint prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The infiltration of 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators served as the first stage to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers over Shoalwater Training Area in Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster applies face paint prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, at Rockhampton, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The infiltration of 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators served as the first stage to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers over Shoalwater Training Area in Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion jumpmaster puts on his helmet on in preparation for high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The training exercise conducted between the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps strengthens joint interoperability and working relationship between the armed services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion jumpmaster puts on his helmet on in preparation for high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The training exercise conducted between the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps strengthens joint interoperability and working relationship between the armed services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster inspects his gear prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster inspects his gear prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmasters prepare for high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmasters prepare for high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia -- Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Wing participated in a high-altitude high-opening parachute jump with U.S. Marines during Talisman Saber exercises.

The jump from an MC-130J Commando II flown by the 17th Special Operations Squadron was over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia.

The training exercise conducted between the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps strengthens joint interoperability and working relationship between the armed services.

The infiltration of 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators served as the first stage to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers. Talisman Saber 2017 provides the relevant training necessary to maintain regional security, peace and stability.