Airborne testers ensure Army equipment survivability when dropped from above
Parachute riggers (Spc. Dillan J. Halstead (left), Spc. A.J. Thomas (center), and Spc. Chester R. Bannis (right), all with the Nashville, Tennessee-based Army Reserve 861st Quartermaster Company, contribute to Army readiness and equipment modernization while taking part in an operational test of the Advanced Low Velocity Airdrop System - Light/Heavy (ALVADS-L/H) with the Fort Hood, Texas-based U.S. Army Operational Test Command's Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. ALVADS-L/H allows air drops of supplies from altitudes lower than ever before. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army file photo)

Photo by: U.S. Army file photo |  VIRIN: 170602-A-AA465-002.JPG