Rabu 08 May 2024 19:13 WIB

Hundreds of Kostrad Soldiers Parachuted

A parachuting exercise from the AU Army Hercules aircraft was conducted in preparation for the jungar.

Rep: Antara/ Red: Erdy Nasrul
Military forces perform exercises on a Hercules aircraft.
Foto: Antara/Ho-Humas Penkostrad
Military forces perform exercises on a Hercules aircraft.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Total of 400 soldiers of Yonif 305/Skull Infantry Division (Divif) 1 Kostrad conducted refresher parachuting exercises (jungar) in the Dawuan exercise area, Cikampek District, Karawang Regency, West Java, Tuesday (7/5/2024). The exercise was done in preparation for the jungar that will be held in the near future.

Yonif PR 305/Tengkorak Kostrad Letkol Danu Prasetyo said preparatory exercises for jungar have been going on since Saturday (4/5/2024). “This exercise can run smoothly, successfully and safely,” Danu said in a press release received

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in Jakarta on Wednesday (8/5/2024).

Danu explained that the jungar tradition is one of the regular activities that are characteristic of the Kostrad Skull unit. The jungar action could not be followed by any Kostrad troops. Because, the activity is only carried out by people who have been trained and selected from the Kostrad unit.

“Only qualified and trained soldiers are capable of static parachuting, and this ability must be constantly honed and can be applied to combat operations,” Danu said.

Therefore, Danu assures that this jungle action, which is only carried out once a year, must be carefully prepared by the personnel who have been selected. For the training process itself, Danu continued, soldiers conducted parachuting exercises using the Hercules transport aircraft belonging to the AU military from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, East Jakarta.

With that practice, Danu assures, Yonif 305/Krankorak will present the maximum performance in the upcoming jungar event.

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