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Why U.S. Army Paratroopers Are Practicing in the Frozen Arctic | Popular Mechanics

Deadhorse, Alaska is one of the most isolated places in America. Just eight miles from Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean, Deadhorse has fewer than 50 residents—a number that instantly tripled on February 22, when 128 paratroopers of the U.S. Army dropped from U.S. Air Force transports into the bleak polar landscape.

The training exercise, dubbed Spartan Pegasus 2017, involved the simulated recovery of a downed satellite. Airborne scouts from the Alaska-based 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 25th Cavalry dropped from U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport planes into minus-35 degrees Fahrenheit weather.

Source: Watch U.S. Army Paratroopers Drop Over the Arctic