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National Archives and Records Administration

ARC Identifier 2569550 / Local Identifier 111-TV-280

Big Picture: Airborne to Battle

Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army…

Training and duties of U.S. Army parachute rigger, with focus on basic airborne training, parachute rigger course, and rigger skills related to packing parachutes, rigging supplies, and air drop techniques.

The Airborne tab is worn by those Soldiers assigned to one of the elite Airborne units in the Army. Airborne units are set up to be quickly moved by aircraft and dropped into battle. Find out what it like being a part of an airborne unit. See what it…

From the archives of the Airborne Oral History Project: Command Sergeant Major Rock Shiffer talks about his experiences at the Basic Parachutist Course in 1974.
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