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The U.S. Army 82nd Airborne celebrated its 100th birthday today by dropping 82 paratroopers over Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in a training exercise. The airport was closed to other traffic from 10 a.m. until noon. Check after the jump for more videos and photos shared on social media.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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