Alaskan paratroopers conduct forced-entry ops

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Air Force photograph by Alejandro Pena

Army Sgt. Brian Meier of Palmdale, Calif., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recovers his gear during a practice forced-entry parachute assault on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 5, 2016. Having just successfully completed a rigorous evaluation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division is currently the most highly trained brigade combat team in the U.S. Army and is prepared to deploy globally at a moment’s notice to execute combat, humanitarian assistance and/or disaster relief operations.