Jacob Swearingen

Mechanical Engineering
Quakertown, PA

Over the summer, I completed the Basic Airborne Course (BAC), otherwise known as Airborne School. This thrilling course is located in Fort Benning, GA. I was part of 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company of the class of 30-13. I successfully completed 5 jumps from a C-130 aircraft at 1250 feet off the ground. Because of poor weather conditions, all jumps were conducted during the day. One jump was a combat jump, a pack between the legs and a rifle and case strapped to the side of the jumper. The remaining four were Hollywood jumps, just the jumper and his parachute. I used both the T-10D and the T-11 parachutes.