823d BDS maintains airborne proficiency

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron depart an MC-130H Combat Talon II during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The majority of the 823d is security forces members trained to deploy and protect. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron depart an MC-130H Combat Talon II during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The majority of the 823d is security forces members trained to deploy and protect. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charles Valcarcel, 823d Base Defense Squadron, practices landing a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Prior to conducting a real-world jump, Airmen practice their techniques and procedures to ensure readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charles Valcarcel, 823d Base Defense Squadron, practices landing a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Prior to conducting a real-world jump, Airmen practice their techniques and procedures to ensure readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Vanloon III, 823d Base Defense Squadron, waits for instructions while practicing static-line jumps, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During a static-line jump, a line is attached to the aircraft and automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve jumped.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Vanloon III, 823d Base Defense Squadron, waits for instructions while practicing static-line jumps, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During a static-line jump, a line is attached to the aircraft and automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve jumped. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Brandon McKinnon, 823d Base Defense Squadron commander, attaches his static-line to an overhead cable during static-line practice jumps, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force, Ga. Static-line jumps are typically conducted between 1,000 and 1,500 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Brandon McKinnon, 823d Base Defense Squadron commander, attaches his static-line to an overhead cable during static-line practice jumps, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force, Ga. Static-line jumps are typically conducted between 1,000 and 1,500 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leticia Brazil, 823d Base Defense Squadron, practices static-line jump procedures, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group are required to jump periodically to maintain their proficiency.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leticia Brazil, 823d Base Defense Squadron, practices static-line jump procedures, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group are required to jump periodically to maintain their proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas McKeehan, 823d Base Defense Squadron, dons a parachute prior to participating in a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Prior to each jump, a jumpmaster conducts an inspection to ensure each jumper’s parachute is properly prepared. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas McKeehan, 823d Base Defense Squadron, dons a parachute prior to participating in a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Prior to each jump, a jumpmaster conducts an inspection to ensure each jumper’s parachute is properly prepared. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 823d Base Defense Squadron exits an MC-130H Combat Talon II during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. Members of the 823d BDS jump often to maintain proficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Daniel Snider)

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 823d Base Defense Squadron exits an MC-130H Combat Talon II during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. Members of the 823d BDS jump often to maintain proficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron drift during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. In the event that two Airmen collide, they’re trained to put their bodies in a “starfish” shape to prevent tangling in each other’s parachute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron drift during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. In the event that two Airmen collide, they’re trained to put their bodies in a “starfish” shape to prevent tangling in each other’s parachute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron float during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. During static-line jumps, Airmen attach their parachute’s ripcord to the aircraft, so that when they exit, the parachute opens automatically. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Squadron float during a static-line jump, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. During static-line jumps, Airmen attach their parachute’s ripcord to the aircraft, so that when they exit, the parachute opens automatically. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Group conduct static-line jumps from an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The 823d BDS is a part of the 820th Base Defense Group, which is the expeditionary Air Force's only worldwide deployable, first-in, self-sustaining force protection capability. Airmen from the 820th BDG are required to jump periodically to maintain their proficiency. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the 'static-line' which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve left the aircraft.