Jump School Essay

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JUMP SCHOOL The hardest three weeks in my life had to have been going through Jump School. Jumping out of planes always sounded like a good time. I never really thought I'd get the chance to do it. Jump School was known as one of toughest schools the Army has. I was so nervous, I had no ideal what was instore for me. Once I got there ,the instructors gave everyone the weekend off .We were told to be ready for week one, "Ground Training", on Monday morning." Ground Week ",the first weeks training, was mostly a physical challenge. Everywhere I went I had to be running. If I was standing, in line for chow, I had to be running in place. In between the running, they filled the day with tumbling and rolling, to practice my falls, in saw dust pits. Being August and very hot ,the saw dust stuck to me like breading. I had saw dust coming out of my ears by the time it was over. This doesn't sound like it's to hard but try doing it over and over again, my falls had to be perfect. Once the weekend came around again, I was ready for the rest The second week, or "Tower Week", was more of a mental challenge. I thought the running part was over ,but unfortunately the runs got longer. The first tower was the Five Foot Tower. From this tower I jumped to the ground and rolled away .The next tower was Fifty Foot Tower, a challenge just to look over the edge. I was hooked to a parachute harness, that attached to a cable. The cable ran down a slope to a hill about one hundred feet away.Jumping out of the tower I raced along the ground till I came to the hill, where someone stopped me. The final tower stood two hundred feet tall. Standing at the bottom and looking up was enough...

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