NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY

August 16, 2016

NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY

National Airborne Day is observed each year on August 16.   This is a day designated by the United States Congress to honor the nation’s airborne forces of the Armed forces.  National Airborne Day was created in 2001 by 43rd United States President, George W. Bush.

 

August 16, 1940 marks the date of the first official Army parachute jump, validating the innovative concept of inserting United State ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. 

 

 

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