Fort Indiantown Gap played host this week to the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron of the United States Air Force as the airmen performed airborne operation exercises.

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An airman from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron lands in a field during airborne operations at Fort Indiantown Gap. The airmen jumped from a Pennsylvania Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook during the the training. (Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler/U.S. Army)

The 14th ASOS provides support to the 82nd Airborne Division.

An airman with the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron parachutes down after jumping from a Pennsylvania National Guard CH-47 Chinook during airborne operations at Fort Indiantown Gap. (Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler/U.S. Army)

Fort Indiantown Gap has two designated drop zones, DZ Wyatt and DZ West Field, with water obstacles close to both.

A Pennsylvania National Guard CH-47 Chinook flies over a field during airborne operations at Fort Indiantown Gap. The soldiers from the PA Guard worked with airmen from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, United States Air Force, to fly over the drop site. (Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler/U.S. Army)
Three airmen from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, United State Air Force, parachute over the a field at Fort Indiantown Gap. The airmen jumped from a Pennsylvania Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook during joint training on May 17, 2022. (Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler/U.S. Army)
Two Airmen from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron float on parachutes after jumping from a Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap. (Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler/U.S. Army)

Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire and maneuver military base in Pennsylvania. It is considered the nation’s largest National Guard training facility by number of mandays trained – close to one million annually.

An Airmen from the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron jumps from a Pennsylvania Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook during airborne operations at Fort Indiantown Gap. The pilots and crew chiefs of the chinook worked to provide the Airmen with a stable platform as they moved over the drop area. (Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler/U.S. Army)


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