Davis-Monthan is the site of the only Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course in the Air Force.

Students vary from tactical air control party specialists, combat controllers, pararescuemen, and survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists from all different commands.

During each free fall, the success of the mission and the lives of others are in the hands of the jumpmasters.

Jumpmasters must be highly proficient in every component of the jump process, from ensuring equipment is donned properly, to coordinating with the aircrew during the release so jumpers land on the designated drop zone.

U.S. Airmen board C-23 Sherpas during the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The course graduated twelve Airmen at the end of its fifth, three-week-long rotation; reaching a total number of fifty-eight certified jumpmasters.

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