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Geronimos go north to train at Operation Tundra Lightning

Spc. Adam Weinheiner, A Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, listens to radio transmissions during a dismounted live-fire raid exercise Sept. 4 as part of the Operation Tundra Lightning at Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely. A paratrooper from A/1-501st sits in the turret of a gun truck scanning for enemy personnel Sept. 5 during an Operation Tundra Lightning exercise at Donnelly Training Area.
Pfc. Rupert Hamblin, an infantryman from A/1-501st, scans the horizon for enemy personnel through a pair of binoculars Sept. 5 during a react-to-contact training exercise as part of Operation Tundra Lightning at Donnelly Training Area. A paratrooper from A/1-501st sits in the turret of a gun truck scanning for enemy Sept. 5  at Operation Tundra Lightning in preparation for an upcoming deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Ian Mcglocklin, left, and other A/1-501st paratroopers converge on a enemy fighting position during a react-to-contact training exercise Sept. 5 as part of Operation Tundra Lightning at Donnelly Training Area in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Paratroopers from 1-501st move their gun trucks into position to begin a react-to-enemy contact exercise Sept. 5 at Donnelly Training Area.
Paratroopers from A/1-501st scan for enemy personnel Sept. 5 during a react-to-contact training exercise. A CH-47 Chinook sling loads a Humvee Aug. 28 as part of Operation Tundra Lightning. The exercise was part of the 1-501stís training for its upcoming deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.