Originally Posted by bellson
I was told by a Ranger who served in the late 90's that all of the old methods like using your reserve chute to climb down are now verboten because you might damage the chute.
Shows my age! We were specifically dropped into trees to learn about the experience. They gave us face shield that looked like fencing masks and told us the proper ways to do things and have at it. None of this stay away you might get hurt shit the new army does.
Seems strange to me but I keep hearing how the new military has all this cool new equipment and is high tech but seems our training has gone soft....I was the last class in Airborne school that did PT in boots and BDU's...Class after me was wearing tennis shoes and army sweats....Wow things have changed.