Stepping into the sky

A Paratrooper jumps from the tailgate of a C-130 Hercules airplane during the XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding General’s Retention Incentive Jump on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 11. Approximately 400 newly reenlisted Paratroopers were given the rare opportunity to jump from the tailgate of the aircraft instead of the side.

by Spc. Cody A. Thompson,  Fort Bragg