by SSgt Evelyn Chavez

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 8th Air Support Operations Squadron wait in line to practice jumps at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 6, 2011. Paratroopers practice pre-jumping procedures for safety awareness purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


I liked this silhouette because one cannot tell if these individuals are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen or Marines. This group is actually part of a joint U.S. Army and Air Force training exercise in which they prepared to jump in the skies over northern Italy. The combat professionals of the 8th ASOS and 435th AGOW are incredible joint partners, and they've definitely set the standard in Europe for being great team players.