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January 12th, 2012

Paratrooper!

A paratrooper is a solider who is specially trained to jump from airplanes into the battlefield. They typically work within an airborne division of the Army and are used for a tactical advantage. Because they enter an area from the air, they are able to penetrate areas that would be otherwise inaccessible by land or sea. Paratroopers are also relatively silent, allowing them to enter enemy territory at night without being detected. Paratroopers endure a three week training course at Fort Benning in order to earn their basic parachute wings. Week one is Ground Week, which focuses on landings and procedures regarding the aircraft and flight. The second week of training is Tower Week, where the soldiers practice jumping from stationary towers. The final training ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on January 12th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military