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U.S. Paratroopers Conduct A Training Jump Out Of Chinook Helicopters Over The Grafenwoehr In Germany

March 03, 2017

Jumping out of planes and helicopters is one of the most exhilarating things in life. And, some people even get paid to do it.

Such is the case of U.S. Army airborne units. Airborne military forces are usually light infantry, set up to be moved by aircraft and “dropped” into battle, typically by parachute. Thus, they can be placed behind enemy lines, and have the capability to deploy almost anywhere with little warning.

The methodology has proven so successful that after WW2 it became a staple of U.S. military doctrine. In this video, U.S. Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct a training jump out of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter during an airborne operation over the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany. The soldiers on the video are with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, and 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. Geronimo!