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Jul 1, 2010

Lance Cpl. Cory J. Bandouveres, an air delivery specialist with 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), from Billerica, Mass., secures a Low Cost Low Altitude parachute canopy upon its landing during a training operation near Forward Operating Base Dwyer July 1. The Marines made several small drops of packaged water bottles at altitudes ranging from 150 to 900 ft. in order to test the capabilities of these new and cost effective canopies. Unlike previous parachutes used, these are considered one-time use and will be used to supply ground troops with critical items such as food and water.

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1st Marine Logistics Group