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Gory, Gory, what a Hell of a... National Airborne Day

In honor of National Airborne Day, here’s a bit of dark paratrooper humor.

Presumably intended to instill proper respect for the grim dangers of jump school, … 495 more words

Vintage

National Airborne Day - 16 August

“Airborne All the Way”

Author unknown

These men with silver wings

Troopers from the sky above

In whom devotion springs

What spirit so unites them? 292 more words

History

First 4th Generation Paratrooper to Graduate Airborne School

By Megan Garcia, Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Aug. 16, 2017) – Service members wearing olive-green helmets with black numbers and letters on it line up on several steps as they wait their turn to practice landing techniques after jumping out of an airplane. 1,349 more words

Developing Leaders

Noble Partner 2017 - Georgia Army National Guard works with British 2 Para for Airborne Insertion [VIDEO]

Soldiers of the Georgia National Guard Company H, 121st Infantry (Airborne) Long Range Surveillance Unit conducted an airborne insertion with British ‘C’ Coy, 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment as part of Exercise Noble Partner 2017. 37 more words

Review Article

54th Troop Carrier Wing and the 11th Airborne Division

Thanks to both GP Cox, (Pacific Paratrooper) and IHRA.  This is one of GP’s “Intermission” stories, so visit his page and IHRA for info on the CBI (China-Burma-India) theater, and other neglected areas which have undeservedly been in a backwater. 187 more words

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Virgin Orbit targets 2018 for first flight of its airborne rocket launch pad

Virgin Orbit, one of the Virgin family of space-focused companies that includes Virgin Galactic, is looking to flight its modified 747-400 aircraft for the first time in 2018 (via SpaceNews).

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