Advanced Military FreefallCourse Duration: 10 Weeks
TO TRAIN SELECTED SOF AND DOD PERSONNEL AS MILITARY FREEFALL INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES
SIMULATOR TRAINING AND EVALUATION
SKILLS EVALUATION USING NON-STANDARD PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT
NON-STANDARD PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT
*NOTE: THIS IS
NOT A MFF INSTRUCTOR PRODUCING COURSE
Product Produced: Commissioned officer,
warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, and enlisted personnel of the Department of Defense, who
when assigned to the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and are
classed as an Instructor Candidate, must complete 3 months of evaluated OJT with actual students.
Personnel from other SF operational units will return to their unit a more skilled and competent
MFF jumper and jumpmaster.
Prerequisites: Special operations
forces noncommissioned officers of the active component of the USAJFKSWCS who are qualified and
current military free-fall jumpmasters assigned to a military free-fall coded position. Must
possess a current HALO physical examination IAW 40-501, Chapter 5, para 5-5, within 3 years prior
to the class date. Must possess a current physiological training card or record (chamber card from
either the U.S. Air Force, Navy, or Army), and report with complete medical records and chamber
card on the day of in-processing. Instructions in AR 40-501, Chapter 8, para 8-26c, should be
initiated NLT 45 days prior to reporting date. Priority of attendance is USAJFKSWCS MFF
instructors, with slots available to Army SOF units, Navy Special Warfare Command, USMC Force Recon
units, USAF (CTT, SERE, Para-Rescue) if the course is not filled. Prerequisite, readmission, or
medical waivers from Commander, 1st SWTG(A), and must be in-hand at in-processing.
1. All students reporting for in-processing must have all waivers (if necessary),
their complete medical records (with original HALO physical, a current physiological training
record (AF Form 1274/AF Form 702 or USAAMC (AA) Form 484), a USAJFKSWCS recognized MFF jumpmaster
certificate, service dictated jump records (DA 1307, USASOC 1099, AF 922, proof of currency and
jumps) and six copies of orders attaching them to Company B, 2d Battalion, 1st SWTG(A), for the
purpose of attending the AMFFPC. Students who report without these documents will not enter
training. Students body weight must not exceed 220 pounds.
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 USAJFKSWC 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 Training Division is:
Ft. Bragg, NC 28310
*Waivers must be approved in writing prior to the start date!
2. Prior to reporting to the AMFFPC, students must ensure that all dental, medical,
administrative, and personnel actions are completed or rescheduled for a future date (after
graduation). Company B will not release students during the conduct of the course except for an
3. Company B headquarters is in Building 305 at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG),
Arizona. During the first week of training, the headquarters contingent is in Building D-1209
Military Free-fall Simulator (Vertical Wind Tunnel [VWT]) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, at the
intersection of Gruber and Mosby Street, (west of Gruber and Reilly Rd.).
4. Students must report to the VWT not later than 0700 hours on the class start date
listed in ATRRS.
5. Orders to the AMFFPC must state that government quarters are
available at YPG for $14 per day. Government mess facilities are not available. There
are commercial eating establishments on YPG within 1/4 mile from billeting. The nearest town
is Yuma which is 30 miles away.
6. Students 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. Students
with meal cards must arrange for separate rations or per diem prior to departing from their parent
7. 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 set. 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.
Packing List: The following items
are required for training attendance to the Advanced Military Free-Fall Parachutist Course:
2 sets of their duty uniform (i.e., battle dress uniform [BDU], utilities, etc.)
2 sets of headgear (BDU or utility cap with rank and insignia)
5 brown or green T-shirts (There will be no logos on T-shirts)
5 pair of black nylon running shorts
5 pairs of olive-drab/black/white socks
1 gray Army physical training (PT) uniform or sister service equivalent. (Low top running shoes
will be worn when in PT uniform.) (Unit issue sweat suits will be worn during the winter
1 pair of military-type gloves IAW FM 31-19 (flight gloves or black issue are acceptable) Recommend
that during cold weather months, gloves have good insulation without sacrificing dexterity.
Notebook, pen/paper, calculator, and a good flashlight (mini mag recommended).
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.
Running Shoes (soft-sole tennis shoes will be worn in the VWT)
Black framed nonmirror lensed sunglasses may be worn IAW AR 670-1.
During the conduct of the course, students will be issued jumpsuits, goggles, helmet, parachute,
altimeter, and related equipment. Students may bring parent unit issued helmet and oxygen mask to
the school but they are subject to approval or disapproval for the students' use by the school.
Students are encouraged to bring their own jumpsuit (must be solid black, but can have