Soldiers Train During Airborne School on Fort Benning

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Cadet Michael Suarez gets hooked up before being hoisted to the top of a 250-foot tower during training at U.S. Army Airborne School on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. Suarez is a student attending Valley Forge Military College. The course includes three phases: ground week, tower week and jump week. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • A soldier is dropped from the 250-foot tower with a T-10 parachute during training at U.S. Army Airborne School  on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers wait for their turn to jump from the 250-foot tower at the U.S. Army Airborne School on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Pvt. Casey Barta lands with his parachute at U.S. Army Airborne School training on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. Blake Anderson serves as the ring noncommissioned officer, assisting in attaching the spreader rings to the ring clips before a drop from the 250-foot tower during training at the U.S. Army Airborne School on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. Anderson is assigned to the Montana National Guard’s 190th Chemical Reconnaissance Detatchment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Pfc. Justin McGlothlin lands with his parachute  from a 250-foot tower during training at the U.S. Army Airborne School on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. McGlothlin is assigned to the Nebraska National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Pfc. Samantha Rish helps shake out a T-10 parachute during training at U.S. Army Airborne School on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross