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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 week is Jump Week. Soldiers must complete a minimum of five satisfactory jumps. Two jumps are “Hollywood Jumps” because they only include the parachuting gear. The next two are with full combat gear, and the final jump takes place at night. After they successfully complete training, the paratroopers are assigned to an airborne unit.

These paratroopers have proved to be quite valuable over the years and have been able to complete numerous missions that would be otherwise unobtainable. American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our troops. God Bless America!

Posted by on January 12th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military