173rd Airborne Brigade jump during Saber Junction 2018
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from various Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units, as well as allied nations, participate in a personnel drop during Saber Junction 18 above Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)