82ND Airborne prepares for National Airborne Day


The local chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division is preparing to celebrate National Airborne Day.

National Airborne Day is recognized on August 16.  The event honors Airborne units of the Armed Forces of the United States who warrant a special expression of gratitude by the people of the United States and to celebrate the first official parachute jump by the Army Parachute Test Platoon.

For more information on the local Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, please visit: http://www.bp82eptx.org/

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