Sunday, August 23, 2009

Classic Moments in Soldiering: Being That Paratrooper

A certain cockiness is an integral part of the Airborne ethos. It was on full display in the following interaction between a colleague of mine and the Air Force crew chief on our flight to Iraq:
Crew Chief: So, have you guys had the aircraft briefing? You've all flown on a C-17 before?

Paratrooper: Yeah, we've all flown C-17's. Never landed in one, though.