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Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, U.S. Military Academy Public Affairs
After every jump, the cadets on the West Point Parachute Team fall into the routine of meticulously packing their main parachutes for the next jump. Class of 2013 Cadet Andrew Lopez said it's the first thing they learn and something they become certified in before ever making a jump. The secondary, or reserve chute, is packed by Master Sgt. Felix Serra, the team noncommissioned officer in charge, and Sgt. Sean O'Toole, senior rigger.
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