Friendship jump

Nearly 1,200 spectators lined the edges of Vose Drop Zone in Wendelsheim, Rottenburg am Neckar, Nov. 15 to watch a combined U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and German special forces air operation that included more than 100 American and German parachutists. The day was capped off by a wing exchange, where the German soldiers were awarded U.S. parachutist and military free fall parachutist badges, and members of SOCEUR were awarded German jump wings.