running up that hill
- Jan 3, 2007
- in Wonderland, with my Alice
This is a video of the last two students of the USASOC Jumpmaster course 01-11. They have worked a grueling 4 weeks to be a "Special Operations Jumpmaster". This is the final grade needed to graduate the course and be eligible for the coveted Jumpmasters Badge. They both received a GO.
As we were doing short; fast race tracks I identified the 1 minute check point. They did the rest; the 30 second check point & Stand Bye time warnings on St Mere DZ. The students do not put out jumpers because they are not actual jumpmasters yet. I edited the video down for time; it's usually 35 minutes from takeoff to touchdown.
With me are Soldiers from United States Army Special Operations Command performing a Jumpmaster training over St Mere Eglise Drop Zone. USASOC is home to the elite fighting forces who conduct operations across the full spectrum of warfare, including unconventional warfare, counter-proliferation, direct action, psychological operations, special reconnaissance, civil affairs, foreign internal defense and information operations.
Filmed by JM Gator | Unit: USASOC | Location: St Mere Eglise Drop Zone; Fort Bragg, North Carolina | Aircraft: CASA 212 | Parachute: None | Camera: GoPro Helmet HERO Widep/quote]