Pvt. Nathan Purdy, a wheeled vehicle mechanic from Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team “STRIKE”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), tests his ‘swiss seat’ while rappelling at U.S. Army Fort Campbell’s Sabalauski Air Assault School, April 24. The Army’s Air Assault School is a ten-day course that qualifies Soldiers to conduct air-assault helicopter operations, sling-load missions, fast roping and rappelling, aircraft orientation, and ends with a fast-paced, full-combat-load, 12-mile ruck-march. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Keith Rogers
Two of my good buddies will be with the 101st as Officers, one a Infantryman and the other as a Ordnance Officer. Also, to all those Air Assault units, my Dad’s favorite line about y’all is y’all are “to scared to jump and to lazy to walk” but good luck to any of you dopes on a rope.