US Navy SEALs Jump from C-130 Hercules

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I have never wanted to jump out of a plane. Perhaps I should. Maybe it should be on my “bucket list.” But truth be told I’ve had enough close calls in life. I don’t want to seek them out.
Fortunately, we have men like those of the US Navy SEALs who like to jump out of airplanes.
SAN DIEGO, California (June 17, 2009) SEAL Qualification Training students jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules into San Diego Bay during the twelve-day maritime operations segment of their training program. SEALs are maritime special operations forces operating from sea, air, and land. Students are trained to operate from fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, Navy surface ships, submarines, and combatant-craft. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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