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U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo/Edited by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook
It isn’t often that I say “Wow” when I look at a photo. I did when I saw this one, of an Air Force pararescueman training in Afghanistan. I can’t believe I used to go skiing in those mountains when I was a teenager.
The military’s elite special operations forces are facing a troubling and deadly rise in the number of parachute deaths that occur during training. According to Military Times, which broke the story, 21 special operations forces have died while performing high-risk parachute training since 2004.