The Largest jump since World War II into Bashur Airfield Iraq. Over 1100 jumpers + pallets in 19 C-17s put knees in the breeze in the dark of the night. Jumpers landed between 2 kilometers short of, and 3.5 kilometers long of the Drop zone. With the mud and the muck, it took over 12 hours to assemble the unit.
The following TACP’s jumped in to Iraq with the 173rd Airborne:
Todd Brooks, Col Vicenza TACP CC
Brad O’Neil (AMLO)
Bryan Shelton (BDE ALO)
James Maunz (BN ALO)
Photos of pre-jump are available inside the secure area of the site.