Ample Strike 2017 kicks off
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jackson Stogsdill, a 307th Operations Support Squadron air flight equipment craftsman, ties up a bag containing drag chute for a B-52 Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., Aug. 28, 2017. The chute, which ran the length of the building in which Stogsdill works, can be packed into a bag that is approximately four feet high and three feet wide. The chute deployed from the back of a B-52 participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2017. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led exercise that offers advanced air/land integration training to forward air controllers, joint terminal attack controllers and close air support aircrews. It also demonstrates the commitment between the U.S. and its European defense partners to promote regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

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Photo by: Master Sgt. Ted Daigle |  VIRIN: 170828-F-YH293-0115.JPG