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Photos from the Army water jump at War Hill Park
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SFC Andrew Griffin, right, gets his parachute checked by SSG Wes Devlin Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park during the 5th Ranger Training Battalion water jump into Lake Lanier.

See the photos from the 5th Ranger Training Battalion water jump into Lake Lanier.

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5th Ranger Training Battalion members prepare to board helicopters Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at War Hill Park during their annual water jump into Lake Lanier.
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SPC Kenny McQueen, left, has his parachute inspected by jump master Chaplain Bryce Wiltermood Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump into Lake Lanier.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare for a water jump into Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition of sorts each May for families and spectators to line the beach at the park to watch the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters soar overhead dropping the parachuted Rangers into the lake below.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare for a water jump into Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition of sorts each May for families and spectators to line the beach at the park to watch the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters soar overhead dropping the parachuted Rangers into the lake below.
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SSG Michael Browne, right, helps SFC Charles Appleby with his parachute Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park during the 5th Ranger Training Battalion's annual jump into Lake Lanier.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare for a water jump into Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition of sorts each May for families and spectators to line the beach at the park to watch the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters soar overhead dropping the parachuted Rangers into the lake below.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition.
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Every year the Army Rangers at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega complete a water jump training drill to practice and strengthen their airborne proficiency. With 70 percent of the world covered in water, the water jump is an important training exercise in airborne infiltration.
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Every year the Army Rangers at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega complete a water jump training drill to practice and strengthen their airborne proficiency. With 70 percent of the world covered in water, the water jump is an important training exercise in airborne infiltration.
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A member of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion splashes down in Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, during annual training at War Hill Park in Dawson County.
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5th Ranger Training Battalion mambers hit the water near War Hill Park in Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, during their annual water jump.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare for a water jump into Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition of sorts each May for families and spectators to line the beach at the park to watch the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters soar overhead dropping the parachuted Rangers into the lake below.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare for a water jump into Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition of sorts each May for families and spectators to line the beach at the park to watch the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters soar overhead dropping the parachuted Rangers into the lake below. r
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Purple smoke marks the drop zone in Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, near War Hill Park in Dawson County during the 5th Ranger Training Battalion's annual water jump.
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Green smoke marks the jump zone for members of the the 5th Ranger Training Battalion as they make their annual jump into Lake Lanier at War Hill Park in Dawson County.
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5th Ranger Training Battalion members are picked up in the water near War Hill Park in Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, during their annual water jump.
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Members of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion prepare for a water jump into Lake Lanier Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at War Hill Park in Dawson County. This is the ninth year the Rangers has organized the jump that has become a local tradition of sorts each May for families and spectators to line the beach at the park to watch the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters soar overhead dropping the parachuted Rangers into the lake below.
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