Fort Bragg Air Assault School Announces Closure

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XVIII Airborne Corps DeGlopper Air Assault School students listen to instructions from their sergeant, as they prepare to rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 2017. The course which spans over 10 days is intended to train soldiers in the use of sling load transportation and for Air Assault operations. (Hubert D. Delany III/U.S. Army)
XVIII Airborne Corps DeGlopper Air Assault School students listen to instructions from their sergeant, as they prepare to rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 2017. The course which spans over 10 days is intended to train soldiers in the use of sling load transportation and for Air Assault operations. (Hubert D. Delany III/U.S. Army)

The DeGlopper Air Assault School on Fort Bragg is shutting down, officials announced through the school's Facebook page Friday.

"The decision to close the school involves funding and the reduction of borrowed military manpower on Fort Bragg," the Facebook page states. "We are honored and privileged to have trained some of the most professional and lethal soldiers in the U.S. Army."

A spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps, which the school falls under, said the decision was made this week by Lt. Gen. Paul LaCamera, commander of the 18th Airborne Corps.

A page for the school on Fort Bragg's website states its purpose has been to "train soldiers in the conduct of air assault operations, sling load operations, rappelling operations from an aircraft and through mental and physical training to develop their leadership, self-confidence and aggressive spirit."

Officials recommended those wanting to attend air assault school consider the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia; or the Light Fighter School at Fort Drum, New York.

This article is written by Rachael Riley from The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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