Joint airborne air transportatability taining (JAAT)

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert
  • 136th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs
U.S. paratroopers from all branches of the service participated in a joint airborne air
transportability training or known as JAATT, to meet their mission requirements and qualifications for jumping out of an aircraft here, Nov. 15, 2013.

The C-130H2 Hercules aircraft from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard provided the airlift for the static line jump and the high-altitude/lowopening (HALO) free-fall jump.

"JAATT is more and more the mission type the 136 AW is requested to do," said Major Marcus Gonser, 136th Operations Group, current operations officer.

With sequestration and a tight budget, joint training is being utilized to its maximum potential. The 136 AW proved that they have what it takes to deliver paratroopers to their designated
zone. All sorties scheduled took off on time and on target; the only limiting factor was the weather.