Red Hat Chapter Monthly Meetings
The Red Hat Chapter holds monthly meetings for Parachute Riggers (friends and family are always welcome) in an effort to promote camaraderie, instill esprit de corps, maintain tradition, and recognize excellence within the Rigger Community. Our monthly meetings are held at Elizabeth's Pizza at 2468 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC (link to map) at 1200hrs on the third Saturday of each month. Come and join us!
15 Dec 18 - Our normal December Chapter meeting has been cancelled due to the holidays. Please contact us and have one of your outstanding Soldiers recognized for Soldier of the Month, Packer of the Month, or anything else worthy.
19 Jan 19 - Chapter Meeting - Buy a buddy a meal and say hello to your fellow Riggers.
16 Feb 19 - Chapter Meeting - Stop by and visit with some old friends or make new ones. See what the Red Hat Chapter is about.
13 Dec 18 - True Hero: Veteran inducted into the Parachute Rigger Hall of Fame after heroic efforts in WWII. Colonel Thomas Cross led an entire troop to safety in France after breaking his leg in the initial parachute jump. This bravery is only the tip of the iceberg, he's also the man who designed the U.S. Army Parachute Rigger Badge. For the full story, click here. Original source is located here.
17 Oct 18 - A jumper jumping a RA-1 Ram-Air parachute rigged in a DBSL configuration (Double Bag Static Line) exits the C-27J aircraft over Ft. Bragg, NC. This operational test was run by CW4(R) Rod Manke of the Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate. Click here for the full story.
1 Jun 18 - Copied from a Facebook post - Say hello to the Rigger Field's newest CW2's at Ft. Benning, GA, 1/507th - Airborne all the way!
4 Mar 18 - Travus Heffernan shared this picture on social media with the caption, "This week TWI (Training With Industry) participants had the chance to help out with test drops in Arizona." TWI allows one active duty NCO and one Warrant Officer to work with Airborne Systems for one year before their next assignment.
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