Tag Archives: Airborne

Army’s First 4th Generation Paratrooper Graduates (Video)

Following a family tradition that spans the entirety of US Army Airborne training, Cadet Meghan Copenhaver became the very first 4th generation Paratrooper upon her graduation. The tradition began when her great-grandfather Col. John Hughes earned his wings in 1942 and later jumped at Normandy during WWII.   Fort the full photo gallery of the graduation, go to: http://www.fortbenningphotos.com/Infantry-Brigades/Airborne-Ranger-Training-Briga/Airborne-School/2017-08-18-1507th-PIR-Airborne-Graduation-Class-30-17/i-QJTHfKv  

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First 4th Generation Paratrooper to Graduate Airborne School

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  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.   In the crowd, one Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet

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Tower lighting ceremony shines bright on Fort Benning

2016 Airborne Tower Lighting ceremony on Eubanks Field (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE photographer)

Fort Benning Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. — Santa Claus “dropped” into Eubanks Field by way of a UH-60 helicopter Dec. 9 to visit with the Fort Benning community and watch the annual Airborne Tower lighting ceremony — a sure sign the holiday season season is in full swing. The 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment sponsored the traditional

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