Military Freefall

The Military Freefall School, part of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, is a joint forces training school covering all aspects of military freefall parachuting in three courses -- basic, jumpmaster and advanced military freefall. These classes teach students to use HALO (high altitude-low opening) and HAHO (high altitude-high opening) parachuting techniques and include platform, hands-on and actual parachute operations. The MFFS continues to use a vertical wind tunnel at Fort Bragg, N.C., for initial freefall training.

Freefalling

Students come from all military services and typically originate in elite organizations such as the U.S. Army Special Forces, and Rangers, Navy SEALs, Marine Force Reconnaissance, and Air Force Para-Rescue and Combat Controllers.

After the courses, students are sent to a variety of locations, with the majority going to special operations assignments with Army Special Forces "A" detachments, Navy SEAL teams, or combat reconnaissance teams.

Students attending the school are among the best and brightest from all the military services. Everyone is physically fit, highly motivated, and a true professional.