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Airborne School Graduation
« on: December 11, 2016, 05:25:02 AM »
A few weeks ago I was honored to of been asked to pin a set of jump wings on one of my guys I served with in Afghanistan last year; SGT Joey Dimitrov has already completed Ranger School as a "leg," and is now assigned to the 82d Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team (505th).  He literally flew to Bragg about 4 hours after these photos were taken & is getting ready to deploy sometime early next year.  Great day & one of the perks of being a CSM here at Benning - AIRBORNE!

US Army Airborne School's "Silver Wings" Jump Team start the ceremony
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Pinning wings on SGT Dimitrov
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Graduating class of B Co 1-507th PIR
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Monument to the 551st Parachute Infantry (along with markers for every other Airborne Unit, incl SF & Rangers) at the Airborne Walk
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« Last Edit: December 11, 2016, 05:30:34 AM by lewis505 »
CHRIS LEWIS
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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 05:43:29 AM »
You must have been very proud Chris !!  looked a great day weather wise as well for the graduation ? You lucky guys !!

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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 06:11:29 AM »
Great photos and congrats.  Thanks !



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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 08:04:41 AM »
I'm sure it was an honor for both of you!!
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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 09:04:23 AM »
"Airborne all the way!"  Congrats and godspeed to all!
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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 11:06:49 AM »
   Congratulations Chris and SGT Dimitrov! Enjoy every moment Chris as this is what you worked for and its a great culmination to your military career.    Scott
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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 11:21:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing this with us.  We understand the importance of this.

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Re: Airborne School Graduation
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 02:59:21 PM »
Good drills!
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