U.S. & Royal Canadian Army Paratroopers C-130H Airdrop

AC-130H Hercules aircrew from the 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, transports U.S. and Royal Canadian Army paratroopers for an airfield seizure operation at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia as part of Steadfast Javelin II. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving over 2,000 troops from nine nations, and takes place across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The exercise focuses on increasing interoperability and synchronizing complex operations between allied air and ground forces through airborne and air assault missions.