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82nd Airborne Division C-17 Airborne Ops - Part II: Paratrooper Drop

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Part II of the 325th Special Troops Battalion (82nd Airborne Division) C-17 Airborne Operation onto Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg, NC on 5 October 2006. This is the personnel drop following the...

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ATTENTION EVERYONE OBAMA HAS ENDED ALL AIRBORNE UNITS. YEP NO MORE PARATROOPERS AS OF 2015!!
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this guy has no life and goes around say dumb shit like this all over youtube its not true
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Hollywood jumps were my favorite! Airborne!
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what did you said when you jumped?
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love the video! thanks for the subtitles
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"if the chute's not open by then..." If it's not open by then, you're burning in. At 800 ft, you might get the reserve handle pulled by the time you "land". Once I was with a guy who wanted one as a souvenir. So at the chute turn in, he reached into the middle of the pile and began to pull. He wound up using his foot against the side of the reserve as wedge, and he *still* couldn't get the damned handle out. After a while, he gave up. Didn't exactly leave us with a good feeling.
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@EETech Never had the opportunity to jump a C5. My first jump was a C123 with no doors and jet-assist takeoff. Had some interesting jumps though. They dropped us once in 35-knot winds at Sicily DZ (bigtime screwup investigated by Army IG) and had to call in a squadron of medivac choppers to haul out the injuries. I was drug about 100 yds. Another time I was so busy snappping pictures on descent that I almost missed the DZ if you can believe that. Glad I can look back and laugh. Happy Vets Day!
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WTF...i thought Fort Bragg only did combat jumps.....5th QM here in Kaiserslautern jumps MC1-1Ds feel a whole lot safer with the T-10D....what was the AGL? Fuck....I want that ALL AMERICAN patch....AIRBORNE!
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Easily the coolest youtube video I've ever seen. Right on, man.
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GREAT Percpective!! Thx for sharing!!
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shit i remember my first jump i almost pissed my self
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oh Dude!!!..What i am doing up here!!?
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@tgwalsh49 Was in HHC 1st BDE 504th PIR S-4 so I feel ya on the St mare!! and the FLS on Sicily SUCKS too! but i can one up ya! ghostrider DZ Korea! i was in 2ID LRSD that DZ was HELL! would have to clean Concertina wire off fefore every jump! (shared training site) and in winter we had to pull it up with the Hummvee stakes had wire frozen to ground!
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how do you prevent your chute from not opening
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@EETech Hm interesting! I am planning be an Airborne person when I enlist, I got my MOS picked out keep jumping!
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Haha I had sweaty palms just watching this..AWESOME!
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When I went to the jump school in 1967, it was extremely tough. The airborne training was the third toughest traning in the Army, after the Special Forces and the Ranger trainings. It was 3 weeks of hell. I slept for no more than 3 hours each night. Lot of people quit at the 30 foot mock-tower stage. When you are on the ground looking up, the tower it doesn't look much, but you go up the tower and look down it gets very scary. Anyway it takes big balls to jump out of a plane. AIRBORNE!!!!
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They was test jumping C-17s before I got out in 1993. Never got to fly and exit one.
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So the Officer is always the first out of the plane?
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ha! Thanks a DAMN great v id. I was 504th PIR many years - this brought it ALL back well - done.Thanks Tim Suhenk Moravia, NY
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@EETech In my 3 year experience the officer is not always first out. It's sort of random. As an enlisted man, I was first out many times, but that was 1979 - 1981. Often NCOs were at the rear to observe the jumpers in front and "push the stick" if necessary. I made my 13th jump on Friday the 13th and was the 13th man in the stick. Just waiting for a black cat to show up...
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@EETech What Batt in 3-4? I got there in Feb '96 ended up in Delta 1st platoon. Only good thing about that was the amount of down time. I had to volunteer to go to NTC, JRTC,and JOTC with the other Batterys
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That was a pretty damned sweet landing! I wish all of mine had been that soft.
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There is no bigger rush than being a Jumpmaster in the door!!!!!
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That was awesome! Thanks for posting and thank you for your service!
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@bgbyer Watch my other video. Legstraps got me, plus modified D-rings digging into my sides.
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@EETech Sweet. wow, you must be pro by now. You ever had a sandstorm or hurricane over there?
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I felt as if I've jumped with you. LOL!
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@TheKrimsonKore It sucks when the pilot can't hold the plane steady as we're exiting.
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@marble97c The 101st Airborne Division is no longer an airborne division, though historically they were back in WWII. 82nd is the only active airborne division in the U.S. Army.
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@0rganikTwitch Sort of, except you'll be doing it at night with combat equipment. Hollywood jumps like this are rare.
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at what point do you get to train HALO jumping?
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Nice vid, love how yu broke it down and explain how everything goes down. Someone just tuning in can get a taste. But geez, a C-17, really. Only thing missing is Mai-tais and strippers. I coulda shot hoops on this thing before i jumped.
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miss the division and the c17 jumps which by the way were my best exit jumps even on mass attack full combat 2 and3 am.
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Sometimes. It's been years since I've done it though.
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HOOAH!!!!! 3/319th bravo bat. GUN DEVILS!!!!!!!!!!! Lead the way AIRBORNE!!!wow I miss jumping at 0230hrs into Normandy DZ
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anyone from Charlie company501st? 2001-2003? My boyfriend SPC Ortiz has been looking for you guys for a long time, i would love to surprise him with a contact.. message me or email him directly. PIR713@yahoo.com... he says that was the best time and made great friends.. i figure now with Youtube, Facebook, etc it would be easier but its been impossible. Thanks for ANY info :)
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@cheezyfun No, I left right before they fielded the T-11s. Some guys in the unit said they were nice though.
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MOH vangard i love the 82nd the S.A.S and the russian army you guys are da best
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was that feet,ass, and head plf lol.. awesome footage man, wish we had digital cams back in the 80s nothing like daytime hollywood blast on 30 second sand box called sicily dz some good memories hooah
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My boyfriend does this :) Proud of him
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what did you say when you jumped?
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It was a slow 5 knots (as opposed to the fast 5 knots you get during night, combat equipment jumps).
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@lilfate321 1 thousand 2 thousand 3 thousand 4 thousand, takes 4 secs for he parachut to deploy, if its not deployed by then he pulls the reserve
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So, this is what I'm missing at Bragg?
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@zack7891 Just tell an Army Recruiter you want to go to airborne school and your first assignment to be the 82nd Airborne Division. He may tell you it's not possible, but it is. Just be persistent and walk out if he gives you any BS. You have to get it written in your enlistment contract or else there's no guarantee. You can select any job, but if you go infantry you'll probably have a better chance of getting into the 82nd.
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wth..i never got a door position
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Man this looks so cool I hope i get the chance to go to airborne school im currently a future soldier with a mos of military police i really hope i can get a slot
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"Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door" "Jump right out and count to four" "If my main don't open wide" "I've got a reserve by my side" "And if that one should fail me too" "Look out ground cause I'm coming through."
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One of the coolest videos i have seen on the subject! Thanks for your service!
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Damn, thats a fucking adrenaline rush. I was in the Marines for 5 yrs (0311) and never got to go to airborne school. You'd be lucky if you get a slot at airborne school as an 0311. I'm reenlisting in the national guard this upcoming month to help pay to finish my schooling. Hopefully, they'll give me the opportunity to go. I would love to jump.
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God that brings back memories. Former Dco 782nd Msb
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So good even a leg can understand
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I love the muffled "Ah Shit" on the PLF! Fuckin Classic! All The Way!
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@eversostrong thank god i wasn't the only one hitting that road sucks but those were the best days
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Brings back memories. C Company, 307th Engineer Battalion. 1984-1985. That was a pretty low jump.... what, 800 feet? Amyway, jumped Sicily DZ many times.
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@marble97c o wit nevermind i just saw the full title lol
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@TheFrofro5 It's a handle. The reserve parachute is worn in front of you. Here's the tech manual on how it works... h t t p : / / w w w .tpub. com / content / parachutes /TM-10-1670-269-23P/ (remove the spaces - YouTube won't let me post a link)
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Awesome job on the jump and the filming! You weren't even breathing hard :) great job.
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@SSFilms365 One-thousand, two-thousand, three-thousand, four thousand. It's a four-second count. If you reach four and you haven't felt your chute open, you pull your reserve. Most people don't count out loud (if at all). I should have subtitled everything outside the aircraft, too.
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It was a small disposable CVS Pharmacy camera and I strapped it to my harness so I could record the jump hand-free (too dangerous to be handling a camera in the air).
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141 was the largest plane I jumped. You guys look like you're jumping out of the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Has stand-by replaced stand in the door?
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@EETech well what to u have to do to get to where ur at
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haha i would shit myself but id love it
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@EETech It was 1979 a few months after I finished jump school. The webbing in my helmet ripped and my M-16 plastic muzzle cover was penetrated by the muzzle - that's how hard I hit - but I walked away though!
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Do a combat drop and 300 feet 500mph
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@EETech Waht do you mean "You have to get it written in your enlistment contract or else there's no guarantee?"
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What where you yelling when you jumped out?
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/watch?v=VH-KDGRwwck - Russian documentary about NATO transport aviation with English subs. Including C-17 Globemaster III, C-141 Starlifter, C-5 Galaxy, C-130 Hercules, C-160 Transall.
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Hey wood1andcritter, if you go airborne you probably won't do the 250 foot towers. The 34 foot towers aren't too bad. The whole school is pretty easy. Airborne!
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I love it... I should have done it but...... i love being a LEG.
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@EETech I'm thinking about flying one of these. But if all else fails, I'll definitely go Airborne. You guys are the best, my uncle was one. He was anti-armor, and it seems tough but you guys get the respect (and deserve it). It's just my grandfather was a Naval Aviator and no one says it but it's pretty much I have to live up to him and become a pilot or else I'll bring dishonor to our family. And I'm not Asian, I just thought that was the best way to say it. No racism intended.
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a day jump -I had those after deployments. lol
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my grandpa was in the 101st airborne in WW2 Dog company
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8:16 if you want to skip 2 jump. vey interesting
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wow i'm not even in the c-17 and i'm getting nervous bud
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@tgwalsh49 Been there. C5 also. Never a C119 though.
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