The REAL Way to Get Jump Wings




 
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April 21st, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 

Topic: The REAL Way to Get Jump Wings


UPON COMPLETING Army Airborne training at Fort Benning, Ga., I was granted leave and waited at the local airport for my flight. A teen-ager approached and told me that he was about to go into basic training. Eyeing my dress-green uniform and Airborne wings, he exclaimed, "Wow! You actually jumped out of an airplane?"

"No," I sheepishly admitted. "I was pushed five times."

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Pvt. Kenneth M. Busler

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April 22nd, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
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April 22nd, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
You need to scream that with a voice that trails off, sir.
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April 22nd, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Lol.
April 23rd, 2006  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
parachute all the way
April 24th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
Pshaw, my happy butt jumped all five times on my own. Of course, none were intentional jumps, I'd get so nervous and amped up that I'd just "walk" right out of the door and not realize it until I'm feeling that first opening shock. Thank God I didn't have a malfunction (I puked after I execuded a PLF only like a cherry on his first jump could!)
April 26th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
mehehehe...good stuff...never jumped myself...something like bungee jumping? i done that...
April 26th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
I'm still trying to figure out a way for my command to send me to jump school.

"No, really, sir...you never know when you might need to jump in a public health emergency management specialist..."
May 1st, 2006  
AFSteliga
 
 
Nice.
May 3rd, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJChenMPH
I'm still trying to figure out a way for my command to send me to jump school.

"No, really, sir...you never know when you might need to jump in a public health emergency management specialist..."
Well, sir, in the event that a man was without sterile alchohol in a remote location far enough inland to a continent to need a plane but isolated enough for a helicopter to put down into, i have concluded that I would need to jump...lol