NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY
National Airborne Day is observed each year on August 16. Designated by the United States Congress, National Airborne Day honors the nation’s airborne divisions of the Armed Forces. This National Day was created in 2001 by 43rd United States President, George W. Bush.
August 16, 1940, marks the date of the first official Army parachute jump at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The successful jump validated the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. These sky soldiers represent some of the most prestigious and effectively trained forces in the United States Army.
Can you imagine, this was well before the phrase, “Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane?”
HOW TO OBSERVE
The United States military in all of it’s branches provide the most professional military men and women of the world. Thank a paratrooper and use #NationalAirborneDay to post on social media.
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