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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI cadets graduate from the Army's Airborne School

KINGSTON, RI -- August 3, 2001 -- Seven students from the University of Rhode Island Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program recently completed the United States Army Airborne School.

Airborne School is a physically demanding, three-week course taught at Fort Benning, Georgia. Students can attend Airborne School during the summer after their sophomore or junior year.

Students are taught the fundamentals of military parachuting which include exiting the aircraft, controlling their descent, and landing procedures. Students complete a four day and one night

parachute descent, and upon graduation are presented the Army basic parachutist badge.
Contact the Army ROTC Military Science Department at URI at 401-874-2385 for more information or learn more on the web at www.uri./artsci/msc/.

The following URI cadets graduated from the Army's Airborne School:

Cadet Hometown
Jordan Bednarz Marlboro, CT
John Chiappone Marlborough, NJ
Michael Corkum Concord, NH
Sean Davis Philadelphia, PA
Katarzyna Dmoch Providence, RI
Joshua Ferrer Cranston, RI
David Roman Rockford, IL

For Information: Second Lt. Ralph Morin, 401-874-5094,
Jan Sawyer Wenzel, 401-874-2116

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