United States Marines attend Army Airborne School (AKA Jump School) at Fort Benning, Georgia.
United States USA Date:1958 Duration:1 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
United States Marine Corps Recon unit personnel undergoing training at the United States Army Airborne School (AKA Jump School), Fort Benning, Georgia. The course is three weeks long and consists of three phases: "Ground Week", "Tower Week" and "Jump Week". Marines jumping from a low platform, learning how to safely fall, during phase one. Marines climbing a ower, during phase two, and sliding along a cable, while suspended from parachute risers. Next, they are seen in controlled parachute descents from a tall tower. A closeup of one hitting the ground. Marines seated with full parachute gear, in an airplane during the third (Jump week) phase of their training. They stand and move toware the jump door, with their chutes hooked to a static line. View from below, of open parachutes descending. Marine receiving his parachute wings, upon graduation from Jump School.
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