Leapfest Parachute Competition – Static Line Team Parachute Jumps – Paratrooper Competition

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in Static Line Parachute Jumps

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Jumpers from around the United States and all over the world participate in the 30th Anniversary of Leapfest, the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s largest, longest standing, international static-line parachute training event and competition. The Rhode Island Army National Guard holds Leapfest every August. This year, 20 teams of international paratroopers, including teams from Morocco and South Africa, will compete against over 40 paratrooper teams from the United States military. Supporting Rhode Island this year were Guardsmen from Pennsylvania and Connecticut flying CH-47 Chinooks, riggers from Ft. Benning and the Indiana National Guard. The winners of this year’s competition are: Teams: 1st – the Paratroopers of 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment from Quebec, Canada 2nd – the Defense Logistics Agency – Riggers from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania 3rd – US Army Advanced Airborne School from Fort Bragg, North Carolina Individual: 1st – Captain Lance Jenson from the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion from New Jersey

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