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.
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.
A large number of Pre-World War II tanks moving across field in Fort Benning in Georgia. Several explosions in the field, two soldiers can be seen in foxhole. Tanks enter enemy sector during a war practice at Fort Benning, tanks moving across field into and out of a gully, through woods, knocking down several small trees. Soldiers move across pontoon bridge on river to other side of river. A group of soldiers fire 75mm field artillery pieces set up in trees beside the road. Tracer bullets traveling across field and crews operate machine guns during night time.
U.S. Army post Fort Benning in Georgia, United States. Aerial view of Fort Benning. School and hospital buildings. A church and amusement and shopping centers at the army post.
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.