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PURPOSE:

TO TRAIN SELECTED SOF, DOD AND FOREIGN PERSONNEL AS MILITARY FREE-FALL JUMPMASTERS.

SCOPE:

MILITARY FREE-FALL JUMPMASTER TECHNICAL SKILLS

HALO/HAHO JUMPMASTER PRACTICAL EXERCISES - (DAY and NIGHT)

Objectives:

To train commissioned officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers as military free-fall jumpmasters qualified in the areas of military free-fall jumpmaster duties and responsibilities; altimeters; automatic rip cord release devices; canopy control; emergency procedures; oxygen review and procedures; wind drift calculations; techniques of spotting, rigging equipment; and supervision of rigging of individual main parachutes and equipment.


Reporting Instructions:

 1.  Prior to reporting to the MFFJMC, students must ensure that all dental, medical, administrative, and personnel actions are completed or rescheduled for a future date (after graduation).  Company B, 2d Battalion, 1st SWTG(A), will not release students during the conduct of the course prior to the end of the course except for an emergency.

 2.  Company B headquarters is in Building 305 at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), Arizona, DSN 899-3636/3661 or commercial (520) 328-3636/3661.

 3.  Students must report to Company B, Building 219, at the MFF Jumpmaster Detachment training facility no later than 0600 on the start date of the course listed in the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS).  Students should arrive in Yuma, Arizona, no later than 24 hours prior to the start date of their class.  All students who are traveling to YPG via POV or any other method other than commercial air must call DSN 899-3617 or commercial (520) 328-3617 for additional instructions 24 hours prior to arriving at YPG.  All other students using commercial air must call the above stated numbers before departing the Yuma airport.  All students who are attending the course with an ATRRS reserved seat will contact the above numbers for information regarding room assignments.  All students must arrive at YPG prior to 1800 hours or billeting will be closed.  Company B will only provide rooms for those who possess a reserve seat; all others must obtain a hotel room in downtown Yuma until after inprocessing at 0600 on the course start date.  All students that are inprocessed into the course will have rooms assigned at YPG.  No reservations are necessary.  Company B will not issue statements of nonavailability.  Students should call Company B operations prior to their arrival to confirm their inprocessing schedule and to receive any additional special instructions.
 
 4.  All students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the Yuma airport via POV, rental car or taxi.  Transportation during training will be provided by Company B.

 5.  Students reporting for inprocessing must have their complete medical records (with original HALO physical), a current panorex dental X-ray, Chamber Chard and five copies of orders attaching them to Company B, 2d Battalion, 1st SWTG(A), for the purpose of attending the MFFJMC.  Students who report without their medical records and orders will not enter training.

 6.  Orders to the MFFJMC must state that government quarters are available at YPG for a minimum cost of $8 per day.  Government mess facilities are not available. There are eating establishments on YPG within 1/4 mile from billeting.

 7.  Students will be assigned to a room with two students in each room, with a cost of $4 per day when possible; all others will be assigned a room at a cost of $8 per day.  If one student departs the course early, the remaining student in the room is charged $8 per day for the remainder of his stay.

 8.  Students must be on separate rations or per diem and will provide for their own meals during training.  Company B, 2d Battalion, 1st SWTG(A), will not issue meal cards.

 9.  Students with meal cards must arrange for separate rations or per diem prior to departing from their parent unit.

 10.  Company B will extend class dates to achieve course graduation standards if academic requirements are not met because of adverse weather conditions or air scheduling conflicts.  Students must stay until the rescheduled graduation dates or return to their parent units without qualification.  Students will not make return travel arrangements until actual graduation dates have been established and the class proctor instructs students to make travel arrangements.  Students will not graduate early because of unit deployment, follow-on temporary duty/ temporary additional duty, or travel arrangements locked in prior to the graduation date.

Prerequisites:

Special operations forces Active or Reserve component commissioned officers, warrant officers, or noncommissioned officers or selected DOD personnel who are assigned to, or who will be assigned to, a military free-fall position.  Must have completed a recognized static-line jumpmaster course and a military free-fall parachutist course.  Must have served as a military free-fall parachutist for a minimum of one year and completed a minimum of 50 military free-fall jumps.  Requires current military free-fall physical (valid for 3 years, if the soldier is less than 45 years old, yearly from 45 on) if the soldier is presently on military free-fall status/orders.  Otherwise, a physical is required within two
years through the course completion date. Must report with medical records on day of inprocessing and possess a current physiological training (altitude chamber) card.

Organization/unit surgeons will base their determination of a soldier’s medical qualification/disqualification on AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness (1 May 1989), Interim Change No. 101 to AR 40-501 (1 October 1991), and the USAJFKSWCS Memorandum, “Requirements for Completing Physical Examinations for USAJFKSWCS Schools,” 1 March 1995.

*Soldiers requesting waivers for disqualifying conditions will submit their physical examinations along with a memorandum requesting the waiver (not later than 30 days prior to the class start date) through the USASOC Medical Training Division for delivery to USAJFKSWCS (where waivers are considered).  The address for the USASOC Medical Training Division is--

Commander, USASOC
ATTN:  AOMD-MT
Ft Bragg, NC  28307-5217

Prerequisite, readmission, or medical waivers from Commander, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), must be in hand at inprocessing.

*Waivers must be aproved in writing prior to start date!


Packing List:

Students will bring the following uniforms and equipment:

 1.  Two sets of their duty uniform (i.e., battle dress uniform [BDU], utilities, etc.); headgear (BDU or utility cap with rank and insignia); five brown or green T-shirts, five pair of black nylon running shorts, and five pairs of olive-drab socks; one gray Army physical training (PT) uniform or sister service equivalent.  Low top running shoes will be worn when in PT uniform.  There will be no “logos” on T-shirts.  Unit issue sweat suits will be worn during the winter months.

 2.  One pair of military-type gloves (flight gloves or black issue are acceptable).  Recommend that during cold weather months, gloves have good insulation without sacrificing dexterity.

 3.  Notebook, pen/paper, calculator, and a good flashlight (mini mag recommended).

 4.  Black combat boots or jungle boots (lace through eyelet type) that meet the standards outlined in AR 670-1 are acceptable.  Boots with open-hook eyelets are not acceptable for wear.

 5.  Black framed nonmirror lensed sunglasses may be worn IAW AR 670-1.

 6.  Service dictated jump record (i.e., DA 1307, USASOC 1099, AF 922) with proof of free-fall jumps.

 7.  Static-Line Jumpmaster Course diploma or service equivalent.

 8.  Military Free-Fall Parachutist Course diploma.

 9.  Medical records with the current physical and physiological training records.