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Fort Benning celebrates 76th anniversary of first parachute jump

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, celebrated the 76th anniversary of the first ever parachute jump Aug 16.

Military History

Add engines until airborne

That’s certainly one way to get through a thorny problem.

The most direct way to get a jet to fly is to add bigger engines. And the easiest way to gain attention is to run more ads, or yell more loudly. 59 more words


National Airborne Day

Don’t forget to hug a paratrooper today.  It’s National Airborne Day!

I was terrified of heights as a kid and I hated that feeling.  In Boy Scouts, I forced myself to learn to repel and rock climb to get rid of the fear; but it was still there.  134 more words


August 16th National Airborne Day

In 2001, President George W. Bush created the National Airborne Day to honor our soldiers that strike from above. Organized prior to America’s entry into World War 2 their first jump came on August 16th, 1940. 237 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

U.S. Airborne Day, 16 August

“Airborne All the Way”

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These men with silver wings

Troopers from the sky above

In whom devotion springs

What spirit so unites them? 289 more words


National Airborne Day

National Airborne Day is observed each year on August 16.   This is a day designated by the United States Congress to honor the nation’s airborne forces of the Armed forces.   342 more words


Military Honoring Ceremony Held at Custer VFW Post 3442

Custer Mayor Jared Carson presented with Award of Recognition at a Military Honoring Ceremony at Custer VFW Post 3442 on Mt Rushmore Rd in Custer, SD August 11,2016… 333 more words

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