7th Fleet Exercises Unique Aerial HADR and Resupply Parachute Operations


Story Number: NNS141117-03Release Date: 11/17/2014 9:01:00 AM
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From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

AGAT BAY WATER DROP ZONE, Guam (NNS) -- Task Force 75 demonstrated adaptive and scalable maritime parachute capabilities on Oct. 31, with a number of parachute insertions designed to practice Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response (HA/DR) and resupply skills.

Members of Task Group 75.1, which included 12 static line parachutists and 8 military freefall parachutists, conducted static line parachute operations from an MC 130J aircraft to demonstrate Maritime Parachute Insertion Capabilities

Maritime parachute insertion can be employed during a number of crisis situations, from humanitarian aid and disaster relief situations to emergency resupply of Naval vessels at sea.

This capability can be employed to deliver personnel and equipment to remote locations during operational and crisis situations for resupplying and practicing HA/DR.

The over the horizon nature of aerial resupply skills makes the operations extremely valuable in the 7th Fleet's operating area which covers 48 million square miles

Tactical insertion allows 7th Fleet to deliver more than a ton of supplies through numerous configurations of items bundled to best meets the needs of the receiving unit.


For more news from Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/c7f/.

 
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Sailors assigned to the  explosive ordnance disposal team of Command Task Force (CTF) 75 conduct static line parachute operations.
141031-N-ZZ999-001 AGAT BAY, Guam (Oct. 31, 2014) Sailors assigned to the explosive ordnance disposal team of Command Task Force (CTF) 75 conduct static line parachute operations from a MC 130J aircraft to demonstrate maritime parachute insertion capabilities. This capability can deliver personnel and equipment to remote locations during operational and crisis situations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen Justin Obyen)
November 17, 2014
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