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Members of the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department push a firetruck during a push-in ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Aug. 27, 2019. The push-in ceremony was a way for the Fire Department to welcome two new firetrucks to their fleet, a P-26 water tanker and a P-26 aerial apparatus, and was the first of its kind at JB Charleston. Push-in ceremonies date back to when firefighters responded with horses and carriages and pushed their carriages back into stalls after returning from a call.
Members of the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department push a firetruck during a push-in ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Aug. 27, 2019. The push-in ceremony was a way for the Fire Department to welcome two new firetrucks to their fleet, a P-26 water tanker and a P-26 aerial apparatus, and was the first of its kind at JB Charleston. Push-in ceremonies date back to when firefighters responded with horses and carriages and pushed their carriages back into stalls after returning from a call.
A firetruck is parked on the flightline during a push-in ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Aug. 27, 2019. The push-in ceremony was a way for the Fire Department to welcome two new firetrucks to their fleet, a P-26 water tanker and a P-26 aerial apparatus, and was the first of its kind at JB Charleston. Push-in ceremonies date back to when firefighters responded with horses and carriages and pushed their carriages back into stalls after returning from a call.
Lt. Col. Wayne Kinsel, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, gives opening remarks during a push-in ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Aug. 27, 2019. The push-in ceremony was a way for the Fire Department to welcome two new firetrucks to their fleet, a P-26 water tanker and a P-26 aerial apparatus, and was the first of its kind at JB Charleston. Push-in ceremonies date back to when firefighters responded with horses and carriages and pushed their carriages back into stalls after returning from a call.
Staff Sgt. Bryan Thacker, right, a firefighter assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department, and other members of the Fire Department stand in formation during a push-in ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Aug. 27, 2019. The push-in ceremony was a way for the Fire Department to welcome two new firetrucks to their fleet, a P-26 water tanker and a P-26 aerial apparatus, and was the first of its kind at JB Charleston. Push-in ceremonies date back to when firefighters responded with horses and carriages and pushed their carriages back into stalls after returning from a call.
A paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division secures their jump line before taking part in fall exercises during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A paratrooper jump master assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division addresses his troops before taking part in fall exercises during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division fastens their helmet before taking part in fall exercises during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepares to initiate the ground portion of a parachute assault scenario at lowlight conditions during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division descends onto a landing zone at lowlight conditions during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base airdrop paratroopers onto a landing zone at lowlight conditions during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division monitor equipment being airdropped onto a landing zone by C-17 Globemaster III’s from Joint Base Charleston during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division monitors equipment being airdropped onto a landing zone during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III airdrops equipment onto a landing zone during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Callo, an air mobility liaison officer assigned to the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., inspects communications equipment during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
U.S. Air Force Captain Joshua Nations, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot assigned to the 16th Airlift Squadron, organizes exercise logistics during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
A paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division takes a rest before boarding a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III while performing a parachute assault exercise during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division board a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III before performing a parachute assault exercise during Battalion Mobility Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019. Battalion Mass Tactical Week is a joint exercise involving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army designed to enhance service members’ abilities by practicing contingency operations in a controlled environment. The exercise incorporated three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. and Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise allowed all parties to quickly and safely complete training tasks, such as personnel and cargo air drops, to prepare joint forces to operate during global mobility missions.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Ford, a boatswain’s mate assigned to USCG Station Charleston, helms a patrol vessel in support of Operation SHRIMP and GRITS in Charleston Harbor, August 9, 2019. Operation SHRIMP and GRITS is an annual multi-jurisdiction and multi-state maritime  law enforcement operation that promotes safety to recreational and commercial boaters traveling along the water across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Approximately 104 different agencies in the four states participated in the operation with the U.S. Coast Guard, covering about 500 miles of coastline.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Ford, a boatswain’s mate assigned to USCG Station Charleston, helms a patrol vessel in support of Operation SHRIMP and GRITS in Charleston Harbor, August 9, 2019. Operation SHRIMP and GRITS is an annual multi-jurisdiction and multi-state maritime  law enforcement operation that promotes safety to recreational and commercial boaters traveling along the water across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Approximately 104 different agencies in the four states participated in the operation with the U.S. Coast Guard, covering about 500 miles of coastline.