Military Jumping at Gadsden Airport

Yesterday those near Northeast Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden were treated to the spectacle of military jumpers hurling themselves out of various military aircraft. It was the finish of a three week training program for officers who will become jumpmasters, training enlisted soldiers how to jump out of aircraft. 64 troops jumped out of a C-130, a Blackhawk helicopter and a Chinoook chopper. Some who jumped are with 20th Special Forces in Birmingham, and Special Forces troops from Camp LeJuene in North Carolina, in addition to those already stationed at the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.