The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team holds special jump school

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By Kathleen Guill -

The first thing the students do is set up the barracks above the hangar.

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Col. Raymond Steeley demonstrates the proper way to pack a parachute at a jump school hosted by the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team on April 20.

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Some of the jump school participants are from left, Cmdr. Stanley Bunner, Marine Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, Army Capt. Aly Caylor and Staff Sgt. Curran Rosich.

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Graduates from jump school are from left Staff Sgt. Curran Rosich, Sgt. 1st Class Greg Hamilton, David Arber, Army Cpl. Jason Parker, Army Spc. 4th Class Rick Atristain, Army Capt. Ally Caylor, Cmdr. Stanley Bunner, Army Cpl. Alex Chan and Barry Saxberg.

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The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team held a parachute jump school from April 18-22. Jump school consists of classroom style instruction as well as hands on practice before the students jump from Boogie Baby, the team’s C-47 aircraft. This jump school was a special class that consisted of only tier-two and tier-three students, which
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