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US paratroopers are some of the most daring members of the US military.
After completing United States Army Airborne School, or Jump School, these volunteers are certified to conduct some of the most daring missions in the military.
We have compiled some of our favorite images of US Army paratroopers below. Click on the images to learn more about them.
Paratroopers are often used of seize strategic objectives such as airfields or bridges. They are used for tactical advantage as they can be inserted into the battlefield from the air, thereby allowing them to be positioned in areas not accessible by land.
Paratroopers with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), exit a C-130 aircraft Feb. 12, at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, as part of the largest airborne training exercise conducted by U.S. forces in Iraq since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 203rd Corps, travel aboard a CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter during an air assault mission May 4, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Paratroopers jump from a C-17 Globemaster III over Malamute Drop Zone, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
US Army Master Sgt. Dwight Simon and Staff Sgt. Monte Henderson watch for the drop zone from the ramp of a C-130
A US Army paratrooper from the 330th Transportation Brigade performs an airborne insertion from a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft.
British Colour Sgt. Christopher Wright (Far Right) gets ready to jump onto St. Mere Eglise drop zone from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Fort Bragg while training with US Army paratroopers.
Staff Sgt. Travis Surber parachutes out of a C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft and into the Ukraine sky.
A paratrooper with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade exits a UH60 Black Hawk helicopter Sept. 19, 2012, above White Lake near Elizabethtown, N.C.
During “Black Arrow,” the paratroopers demonstrated their incredible proficiency on land too.
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