These are snaps of a USAF C-130 practice drop zone that is not too far from my own back yard. Though we waited, no planes actually came in for a drop; a disappointment: The C-130’s are huge behemoths that are whale-shaped yet beautiful in their sheer power. Learning about the drop zone and its unintended role in the community was interesting, enlightening and somewhat disturbing. But, nothing can belittle the intense and thorough training flight and ground crews go through. Stay well, airmen.