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Airborne Adventures III

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The first week of training at jump school is known as ground week. This is because the Army teaches troops how to fall down in a proper military manner by having everyone hurl themselves into the deck for five straight days. In order to land safely students must master the Parachute Landing Fall (PLF). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_Landing_Fall […]

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Airborne Adventures II

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Jump school was three weeks long. It consisted of Ground Week, Tower Week, and Jump Week. In three weeks we’d drink from the fire hose of training and indoctrination graduating as super duper paratroopers.  Airborne instructors salivated at the thought of a Marine Gunny being in their class because they could put me in charge […]

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Airborne Adventures I

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 Ft Benning, GA 2003 Anyone who has ever attended Airborne training at Ft Benning can attest the school is designed to push as many basically trained Pvts through the course as quickly as possible. They don’t have a lot of time to apply baby powder to the bruised butt-butts of more senior military members who […]

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