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U.S. led combat aerial deliveries jumped sharply in 2011, with a majority of the missions occurring over the dangerous terrain of Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Josie Anderson explains how Joint Forces are taking a high-altitude approach, rising above the enemy in today's high-stakes war. Soundbites from Spc. Clifton Walker, Spc. Gerald Malveaux Jr., Tech Sgt. Gabriel Campbell, Maj. Justin Brumley, Capt. Brandon Kimbrel, Sgt. Barry Dilley, Staff Sgt. Matthew Richmond. Produced by Staff Sgt. Josie Anderson. Also available in high definition. LEAD: U.S. led combat aerial deliveries jumped sharply in 2011, with a majority of the missions occurring over the dangerous terrain of Afghanistan. SSgt Josie Anderson explains how Joint Forces are taking a high-altitude approach, rising above the enemy in today's high-stakes war. BODY: U-S FORCES COMPLETED A HIGH-ALTITUDE AERIAL DELIVERY MISSION TO COMBAT OUTPOST HERRERA, IN THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN. ARMY (parachute) RIGGERS(like SPC Clifton D. Walker) WORKED ALONGSIDE AIRMEN AT KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, BUILDING AND LOADING A C-ONE THIRTY HERCULES WITH SUPPLY BUNDLES EQUIPPED WITH JOINT PRECISION AIRDROP SYSTEMS, OR J-PADS. SB1 SPC Clifton D. Walker, Parachute Rigger, 10th Sustainment Brigade "The JPADS was designed, basically to get into smaller areas. This particular model has terrain avoidance, it's a mapping system, ten digit grid coordinate...say the air force is in flight and they get communication From the ground force that there are hostiles in the area the AF can change the coordinates to give it a different grid coordinates or DZ that is more secure." J-PADS USE THE SAME GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, OR G-P-S-GUIDANCE THAT ENABLES PRECISION STRIKES FROM SMART BOMBS...NOW (Loadmaster TSgt Gabriel Campbell explains) IT STEERS AIRDROPPED CARGO DIRECTLY TO THE DROP ZONE. SB3 TSgt Gabriel Campbell, Loadmaster, 772ND Expeditionary Airlift Squadron "This mission is a little more complicated, with the fact that we've got a GPS guided-that helps us be safer, ...and also it is more the guys on the ground."
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