National Airborne Day

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National Airborne Day
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National Airborne Day

National Airborne Day, observed on August 16th, pays tribute to the military's airborne divisions within the Armed Forces. On August 16, 1940, history was made with the first official Army parachute jump at Ft. Benning, Georgia. This successful jump validated the pioneering concept of deploying U.S. ground combat forces by parachute, positioning them behind battle lines. These elite sky soldiers epitomize some of the most distinguished and extensively trained units in the United States Army. #NationalAirborneDay