Japanese 1st Airborne Brigade Mt Fuji Jan. 31, 2023 paratroopers

(U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force paratrooper assigned to the 1st Airborne Brigade descends from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron over JGSDF East Fuji Maneuver Area, Japan, during Airborne 23, Jan. 31, 2023. 300 JGSDF paratroopers performed a static-line jump from Nine U.S. Air Force C-130J’s, showcasing the strategic importance of engaging in joint airborne operations.

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