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Pope Air Force unit lynchpin to Global Response Force mission
Staff Sgt. Casey Jackson, 43rd Operations Support Squadron Joint Airdrop Inspector, inspects an M2 release on a parachute rigged to a Humvee during a Deployment Readiness Exercise on Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Jan. 6, 2017. In 2016, 43rd AMOG inspectors inspected more than 2,000 items totaling more than 14 million pounds. The M2 release disengages the parachute from the load upon landing to prevent the parachute from dragging the load across the ground. Joint Airdrop Inspectors make sure that each load is in compliance with Air Force regulations before being loaded onto aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher/Released)

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Photo by: Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher |  VIRIN: 170106-F-YX459-330.JPG