449 AEG conducts HALO jump training with French partners Jan. 3, 2024

U.S. Air Force operators assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and Joint Personnel Recovery Center perform High Altitude, Low Opening (HALO) training jumps from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules cargo aircraft over East Africa, Dec. 27, 2023. The operators were joined by French partners for bilateral training, which allows the U.S. to build upon and strengthen pre-existing relationships and enable the ability to maintain peace and prosperity within the region. HALO jumps are performed from altitudes where oxygen is limited, requiring members to employ specialized training beyond standard parachute insertions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Allison Payne)