Thursday, August 20, 2015

RIP + Salute Army Skydiver Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood; Two Army Female Warriors To Graduate From U.S. Army Ranger School

"My goal in peace and war is to succeed in any mission of the day or night, even though I may die doing so. For I belong to a proud and glorious team." From the Airborne Creed



Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, 32,  served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last week, he died doing what he loved best.  During a jump in the Chicago Air and Water Show, he suffered a mid-air collision with another jumper. He was a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights.

In his career, he logged more than 200 free fall jumps and 75 military static line jumps. He also earned two bronze stars.

The other unidentified jumper survived suffering a broken leg.

Salute Two Female Warriors


Two female warriors will be making history as they graduate this Friday from the U.S. Army Ranger School in Ft. Benning, GA.  Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st. Lt. Shaye Haver will be the first women to ever graduate from the school. Both are West Point graduates.

The women started in a class of 318 last April, a class that also included 19 women. Ninety-six graduates remain.

The Ranger School is one of the toughest in the U.S. military also known as one of the most strenuous mental and physical tests in the world for military personnel. The 62 day course includes swim tests, PT courses, navigation courses 12-mile foot marches, parachute jumps and mountaineering tests.



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