Long Way From Home

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Staff Sgt. Travis Surber, a native of Franklin County and a paratrooper with the 173rd Brigade Combat Team’s Battle Company of the 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment parachutes out of a C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft and into the Ukraine sky. This marks the first time the Sky Soldiers of the 173rd have jumped in Ukraine. Surber and his fellow mates will be training and conducting multinational airborne operations and field training exercises through August 5th as part of a U.S. Army led, multi-national exercise known as Rapid Trident, taking place at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Keep Travis and all our troops in your prayers.

Photo by Travis Surber