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Rally in the Rockies 2021: Day 1

two people parachuting

Personnel conducted a high altitude, low opening jump during Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. HALO jumps are typically employed when stealth is necessary to infiltrate enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

Airman standing in field packing parachute

Special tactics operator from 17th Special Tactics Squadron secures his parachute after a high altitude, low opening jump from a C-130 Hercules during the Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise Sept. 13, 2021. The exercise involves various units training across three states, training to conduct all-domain operations against a near-peer adversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

Airman standing in field packing parachute

Special tactics operator from 17th Special Tactics Squadron secures his parachute after a high altitude, low opening jump from a C-130 Hercules during the Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise Sept. 13, 2021. The exercise involves various units training across three states, training to conduct all-domain operations against a near-peer adversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

cargo aircraft taking off of runway

An Air Force Reserve C-130H Hercules approaches the landing zone during the Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. This is a multi-day training exercise that spans Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

cargo aircraft taking off of runway

An Air Force Reserve C-130H Hercules turns around at the end of a runway before taking off during the Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. This is a multi-day training exercise that spans Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

cargo aircraft taking off of runway

A 302nd Airlift Wing C-130H Hercules takes off from a landing zone after transporting personnel and equipment during the Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. This was in preparation of a search and rescue scenario that integrated various units conducting personnel recovery in a simulated hostile environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

Cargo aircraft lifting off of a highway

An Air Force Reserve Command C-130J takes off of a highway in Wyoming on Sept. 13, 2021. This was the kickoff event for Rally in the Rockies 2021, an exercise designed to test our lethal, combat-ready force. Reserve Citizen Airmen play an integral role in global and national security, providing critical capabilities both at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)

GUERNSEY, Wyo. -- Personnel conducted a high altitude, low opening jump during Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. HALO jumps are typically employed when stealth is necessary to infiltrate enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)