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U.S., Indian Paratroopers Conduct Training During Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A coalition color guard marches off the 82nd Airborne Division parade field after the conclusion of the opening ceremony of Yudh Abhyas 2013, the annual training event between the U.S. and Indian armies on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, center, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division, welcomes Indian army troops assigned to the 99th Mountain Brigade, the 50th Independent Para Brigade, and supporting elements to Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army Capt. Kent Feda, right, briefs Indian army Brig. Gen. Jagdish Chaudhari, left, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, and U.S. Army Col. Trevor Bredenkamp before a reconnaissance helicopter flight during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. Feda is an air element officer assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, Bredenkamp is a commander assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Sounia deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army Col. Trevor Bredenkamp, center, points out several of Fort Bragg’s training facilities during a helicopter tour with representatives of the Indian army at the beginning of Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. Bredenkamp is commander of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers demonstrate to Indian army paratroopers assigned to the 50th Independent Para Brigade how parachutes open during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers demonstrate to Indian army paratroopers assigned to the 50th Independent Para Brigade how they bag a parachute in the field during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indian army paratroopers assigned to the 50th Independent Para Brigade practice parachute landing falls during airborne refresher training at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A U.S. soldier readies an Indian army paratrooper to exit a 34-foot parachute training tower during airborne refresher training at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. The soldier, a jumpmaster, is assigned 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • An Indian army paratrooper jumps from a 34-foot parachute training tower during airborne refresher training at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • An Indian army paratrooper jumps from a 34-foot parachute training tower with help from U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Garrett Williams, right, during airborne refresher training at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. Williams, a jumpmaster, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • An Indian army paratrooper exits a 34-foot training tower at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School during airborne refresher training at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Advanced Airborne School during Yudh Abhyas 2013 on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod