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Riggers on the Internet

Rigger Association Red Hat Chapter, Association of Quartermasters Aerial Delivery & Field Services Department (U.S. Army Rigger School) Airborne & Special Operations Museum (Fayetteville, NC) Vietnam Airdrop History Background on airdrop units in Vietnam British Air Dispatch Association (British Riggers)

Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate Building at Fort Bragg, NC dedicated in memory of CW4 John A. Ward

Click here for more information on the 16 Aug 99 ceremony & speech

RETROACTIVE AWARD OF THE PARACHUTE RIGGER BADGE

The Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, has approved retroactive award of the Parachute Rigger Badge to individuals who performed duties as a Parachute Rigger prior to establishment of the Parachute Rigger School at Fort Lee in May 1951 (This message was extracted from the Army Personnel Command website at:   http://www-perscom.army.mil/tagd/awards/63.htm) UNCLASSIFIED 130846Z […]

Rigger Print

For you that are interested there is a humorous, low cost, color Rigger print entitled, “Riggers, Good to the Last Drop” done by LTC (Ret.) Keith K. Fukumitsu.  It is sold by the Association of Quartermasters, for price and availability go their website at Association of Quartermasters.

OOPS! Malfunction Photos

From the Archives of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and Center, Fort Lee, Virginia Operation “Test Drop”, Fort Bragg, NC, February 1953, An MRS tractor which landed upside down is being pulled by parachutes attached to it.   The tractor is part of […]

Current Air Delivery & Rigger Photos

From the Archives of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and Center, Fort Lee, Virginia C-17 “Globemaster III” Heavy Drop U.S. Air Force Photo, by Staff Sgt. David L. Wilcoxson 09/11/1997 – Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division complete their jump from […]

Aerial Delivery/Rigger Historical Photos

Pictures are thumbnailed for fast loading. Please click the picture to see the enlarged image. To return, press the “BACK” button in your browser) 549th Quartermaster Company Japan 1956 549th QM Co Parachute Storage Japan 1956 549th QM Company Container Display REFORGER ’76 Germany SP4 Raymond Allen (l) and SP4 Anthony Monplaisis (r), both of […]

Vietnam War Aerial Delivery Photos

LONG BINH, Republic of Vietnam — Riggers prepare ammunition for an air drop.  Troops inaccessible by roads, either because of terrain or enemy activity, rely on air drops for food, ammunition and equipment.  C-123 or C-130 aircraft usually are used.  1st Logistical Command, 27 Oct 1969, U.S. Army Photo

Korean War Era Aerial Delivery Photos 2

From the collection of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia Fort Campbell, KY, PFC Bob Whitt of San Antonio, Texas., Parachute Maintenance Company, 11th Airborne Division, demonstrates the process of stowing suspension lines of a T-7 main chute used by all jumpers of the Division.  4 April 1952, U.S. Army Photo YOKAHAMA, JAPAN, […]

Korean War Era Aerial Delivery Photos 1

From the collection of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia Korean Conflict Pathfinder Group- 8081st Army Unit (Quartermaster) leaving airplane in practice jump 24 May 1952 Camp Kokura Photo Lab, U.S. Army Photo EXERCISE “SNOW STORM” Camp Drum, NY 1953 LT James E, Ray, left and CPT James M. Staigers, members of the […]