The Airborne Detachment of the 72nd Airborne Division is the premier fighting force in direct action by land and air. Anytime, anywhere, day or night -- the paratroopers that make up the airborne detachment can deploy at a moments notice to overwhelm and destroy the enemy, their substantial size and aggression make them particularly suited to these large-scale operations.

New recruits that enlist will go through three phases of training that include, weapons familiarization and qualification, basic infantry training and tactics, and airborne school. Recruits that successfully complete the pipeline are transferred to the airborne detachment to begin combat operations immediately.