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  • At Pope Airbase, North Carolina. These soldiers had been suited up for a jump, but, as is all too common with jumps; the flight had been delayed. We are not allowed to take our equipment off once we are suited up, and the benches they provide are too narrow, so many simply sit on the floor. Some flights are fast, and you could be out of the terminal in an hour, and sometimes six hours. I was very proud of my Airborne wings, but if I had known this was the result of all the training...

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