Here’s the story of how 2D Recon Bn ended up getting jump pay again. When I was in Bn, we had jump status, but the Marine Corps decided that we didn’t need the normal jump pay for the hazardous training. Usually, military personnel that are assigned to a unit that trains in airborne operations gets an extra amount each month in their paycheck. So, here’s the jump that finally changed the Marine Corps mind about our pay. (more…)