Air assault school rappel testing
Photo Credit: Sgt. Ken Scar
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Jackson, a course chief at the Fort Hood Air Assault School who is from New Orleans, stabilizes a rope from the ground as four of his instructors rappel out of a UH-60 Black Hawk hovering 85 feet above the ground as a demonstration for students of class 02-14, Nov. 20, 2013. Air Assault School is a grueling 10-day course that qualifies soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 12-mile march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings. Every iteration of the Fort Hood Air Assault School begins with 132 students, and ends with an average of 80 graduates. On the day this photo was taken, class 02-14 was down to 46 students. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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