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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.

Chief Warrant Officer Four John Ashley Ward

Quartermaster Hall of Fame 1994 CW4 John Ashley Ward was born on 19 September 1910, in Watkinsville, Georgia. He joined the U.S. Army on 19 November 1932 as an Infantry private. He served with the 5th Infantry Division in China from 1935 through 1939. On 1 July 1940, CW4 Ward volunteered to join the original Parachute […]

Tyerus Adams Ashes Scattered Over Fort Benning DZ

From: Static Line, March 1999 Don Lassen, PO Box 87518, College Park, GA  30337-0518 Tyerus Adams, one of the 11 surviving members of the 50 man Original Parachute Test Platoon of 1940, died in the early morning hours of February 26 in Augusta, Georgia with Betty his wife of 52 years by his side. Born […]

Airdrop Equipment Developments

Norman P. Bruneau Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Spring 1991 Airdrop is a proven way to provide logistical support when fighting, outnumbered, against an enemy with significantly shorter supply lines. This realization drives development of new airdrop equipment. This realization also prompted deployment of airdrop equipment to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for just such an eventuality. […]

Airdrop Support to the Army

James S. Emery Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Spring 1991  Airdrop, as Army Systems go, is a relatively new method of delivering people, supplies and equipment into difficult-to-reach or enemy-held areas. Before World War II, the U.S. Army had no airborne/airdrop capability. However, in a few short years beginning in 1940, the Army identified a deficiency […]

The 5TH QM Detachment- Providing Rigger Support to USAREUR

CPT Kenneth L. Stanten & CW2 Martin J. Neises Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – September 1988 The mission of the 21st Support Command is to provide logistical support to the U.S. Army European Theater of Operation. Within the 21st Support Command, the 5th Quartermaster (QM) Detachment is USAREUR’s only asset for providing aerial delivery support. This […]

5,000 Club

CPT Deirdre Cozzens Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Summer 1989 ” I wanted to become airborne…” That’s the answer often given by parachute riggers when asked why they entered the field. Recruiters tell people that becoming a rigger is a guaranteed way to become, and stay, airborne. Having achieved those goals, the 43E is presented another: […]