Tarantula Team Parachute Jump

Posted on 21. Mar, 2017 by in Static Line Parachute Jumps

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. – U.S. Army Soldiers with Tarantula Team, one of several “critter” teams under Operations Group, conducted a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Spartan, National Training Center, May 25.
The professionals conducted the currency jump from an UH-60 Black Hawk in order to continue providing invaluable observation, control and readiness training for thousands of light airborne, air assault, stryker, mechanized, armored task forces and cavalry squadrons that visit the Army’s crown jewel of combat training centers.
“The majority of these airborne operations are performed jumping from high performance, fixed-winged aircraft (C-17 or C-130),” said Senior Light Task Force Trainer, Lt. Col. Brian Harthorn “the Black Team occasionally enjoys a jump from rotary wing aircraft in order to maintain their proficiency as jumpmasters on this unique delivery platform.”

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