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paratroops

[′par·ə‚trüps]
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Just weeks earlier, Paratrooper Morris, who previously toured the world as a stripper with the Dream Boys and worked as a hairdresser, had himself been shot and injured by the Taliban.
The Vice-Speaker of the Council of Federation recalled that in March 2000 paratroopers of the 6th Company of the 76th Division under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Evtyukhin entered into an unequal battle with the Khattab militants near Ulus-Kert in the Argun gorge of Chechnya.
He also said that paratroopers are paid 22 percent of their salary because of the risks they deal with.
Wien things didn't go perfectly--say when the paratrooper ended up hanging in a tree or tangled in their parachute harness--the only object perhaps more precious than a handgun was a sharp knife with which they could cut themselves free.
Training parachute jumping paratroopers try to make the process automatic.
Books like Stephen Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, John Keegan's Six Armies in Normandy, and Clay Blair's Ridgeway's Paratroopers claim that the troops were scattered all over the peninsula because of the inexperience and poor judgments of the transport pilots.
To decrease the injury rate of paratrooper trainees, sand is currently used for ground landing training.
The paratroopers are taught to control their parachutes while descending and to carryout emergency measures such as untwisting their rigging lines, taking the necessary action upon collision with another parachutist and landing in water.
Islamabad, July 15 ( ANI ): In a landmark achievement, the first group of female paratroopers has completed their training in Pakistan.
Captain Kiran Ashraf was declared the best paratrooper of the batch of 24, the military said in a statement, while Captain Sadia, referred to by one name, became the first woman officer to jump from a MI-17 helicopter.
Fighting with the filthy thirteen; the World War II story of Jack Womer, ranger and paratrooper.