U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabella Ortega/Released 180813-M-ZL682-0003.JPG
Aug 17, 2018
Master Sgt. Gabriel Machado prepares for takeoff during parachute and air delivery training operations Aug. 14, 2018 at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan. Machado served as the assistant jumpmaster during the training, keeping in contact with the flight crew inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter while relaying information to the jumpmaster. The training consisted of low-level static line and military free fall jumps at 10,000 feet in order to keep the Marines proficient as parachute rigger/air delivery specialists. Machado, a native of New York, New York, is the air delivery chief with Landing Support Company, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isabella Ortega)
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