Fort Benning in Georgia, United States. Trainee paratroopers train at Fort Benning. They undergo obstacle courses. The paratroopers don equipment. Captain Lilyman as an officer speaks to the trainees. Aircraft in flight. The paratroopers aboard an airborne airplane. A paratrooper with a cigar. The paratroopers drop from the airplane with parachutes and descend.
The U.S. infantry school displays new 57mm and 75mm kickless and portable rifles at Fort Benning, Georgia. Two U.S. troops sit near a gun. Magazines lay near the gun and troops load guns. A rifle and a mortar hung as a soldier stands near it. Soldier loads mortar and it is fired. Soldiers fire recoilless gun. Blast occurs at target.
U.S. 555th Negro Paratrooper Infantry Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia during World War II (also known as the Triple Nickels). Negro paratroopers inspect chutes and gear. They put on helmets and parachute packs. Soldier adjusts Sergeant's harness. Group being inspected by officer. Group double time to plane. Interiors of aircraft showing paratroopers jumping out from a door. Side of plane as paratroopers fall out of plane and parachute down.
Officers training at Fort Benning Infantry and Airborne School in Georgia,United States. View of the Fort Benning Infantry School. U.S. Army Infantry School insignia. Officers stand on the steps of infantry school. Firing ranges named in honor of officers. Officers study staff work and learn to fire weapons in the basic class. They learn to fire tanks. Experienced officers attend advanced class. They learn about combat conditions. Instruction is based on explanation, demonstration,application and examination. Officers learn about handling of weapons. They undergo physical fitness training. They climb cargo net and wall. Paratroopers train at the Fort Benning Airborne School. The paratroopers descend on ground.
Cadets being trained at Fort Benning, Georgia. Cadets of West Point's Military Academy fire machine guns and one-pound canons during a training at Fort Benning. Georgia.
Nicaraguan Contras soldiers arriving at Fort Benning Georgia in the United States to receive military and combat education from the U.S. Army in their fight against the Sandanista government of Nicaragua. Plane arrives carrying the Contra soldiers. The soldiers come out of an airplane.
They move in a row inside a building at Fort Benning and get seated. A U.S. Army officer, Colonel Bobby J. Harris, speaks to the soldiers about their training. Training includes combat skills and leadership qualities. Views of the Contras marching on a field during the training. They practice shooting machine guns.