Welcome to ArmyParatrooper.org
You have found the premier
internet Dropzone for all Paratroopers to link up with fellow "Brothers of the Silk". Our community showcases the comraderie that the Airborne brotherhood is all about. Here at ArmyParatrooper.org, we have two main purposes:
- To be the best place on the internet for Paratroopers of all eras to gather and take part in fellowship with other like minded individuals that have served their country honorably.
- To offer mentorship and assistance to those who aspire to join the military.
We welcome everybody here, even if you are not a Paratrooper. We have members that run the gambit from civilians to Special Operators from all branches of the military. Our members have seen combat action in all combat zones dating back to WWII. We encourage everyone to register at our community forums and participate in the discussions. Our community is not politically correct and a thick skin is definitely needed to survive here. Here you will find an atmosphere where our members tell it like it is and political correctness does not exist.
Too often people go through the enlistment process uninformed and unprepared, relying solely on the information passed from unreliable sources or their recruiter for guidance. This often results in unrealistic expectations and/or missed opportunities. The goal here at APO for those of that are aspiring to join the military is to ensure that you are as prepared as possible mentally and physically for your upcoming military career as well as having the knowledge necessary to make the best informed decision when the time comes to sign your enlistment contract. To help accomplish these goals we have established a mentor program. The program matches a prospective service member (you) with a BTDT Paratrooper to help you develop your physical fitness as well as help prepare you for the process of enlisting. To qualify for the mentor program, there are a few requirements:
- Have an interest in joining the military
- Be 16 years of age or older
- Have at least 6 months remaining before your ship date
More information on this program is available within the forums. If you have any questions, comments, or any other issues regarding this program or anything else, please email us by clicking the "Contact Us" link in the menu bar above.
To come find the brotherhood, click on the "Forums" link above in the menu bar or simply click on the logo. We look forward to seeing you on the boards.
Disclaimer: ArmyParatrooper.org is not officially endorsed or supported by any military organization. Although the advice and guidance given here is from active duty and veteran service members from all branches of the military, we have no effect or influence on the outcome of any enlistment contracts, etc.
I volunteered as a parachutist, fully realizing the hazards of my chosen service and by my actions will always uphold the prestige, honor and high esprit-de-corps of the only volunteer branch of the Army.
I realize that a parachutist is not merely a soldier who arrives by parachute to fight, but is an elite shock trooper and that his country expects him to march farther and faster, to fight harder, to be more self-reliant, and to soldier better than any other soldier. Parachutists of all allied armies belong to this great brotherhood.
There are several different types of pride: pride in accomplishments, personal pride, and pride derived from expending maximum effort. When one accomplishes feats or endures hardships seemingly impossible for a human being, he carries himself with a pride that to others may resemble conceit. Take all the pride you can imagine, couple it with professional skill, boundless fortitude and benevolence in actions, and combining these traits, bestow them on one individual. You have before you the American Paratrooper.
Designed during World War II by Captain William P. Yarborough (later to become Lieutenant General) of the 501st Parachute Battalion. What follows is a memorandum of record written by Captain Yarborough on April 22, 1941, which tells the story of the origin of the parachute badge.