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Joint HAHO jump at Talisman Saber 2017

  • Published
  • By Capt. Jessica Tait, 353rd Special Operations Group Public Affairs
  • 353rd Special Operation Group
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.