Military Freefall Jumpmaster CourseCourse Duration: 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS
PURPOSE: TO TRAIN ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENT COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS NONCOMMISSIONED
OFFICERS, AND ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND SELECTED STUDENTS OF ALLIED
MILITARY FREE-FALL JUMPMASTER TECHNICAL SKILLS
Product Produced: Commissioned officers,
warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and enlisted personnel of the Department of Defense and
selected military students of foreign allied countries as military free-fall jumpmasters.
Prerequisites: Commissioned officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned
officers, and enlisted personnel of the Department of Defense and selected military students of
foreign allied countries. Waivers as required. Must be a graduate of a Fort Benning recognized
military static-line parachutist course, a USAJFKSWCS recognized MFF parachutist course, and have a
current military jump log (for the purpose of currency). Student must have completed a minimum
of 50 jumps prior to the course date. Student must meet the required time in service upon
completion of the course IAW AR 614-200, Chapter 11, (months of service remaining upon graduation).
Must possess a current HALO physical examination IAW AR 40-501, Chapter 5, paragraph 8, and report
with complete medical records to include the original HALO examination. Physical must be within two
years of the course graduation date to be considered current. Must have a current physiological
training card or record (chamber card from either the U.S. Air Force, Navy, or Army).. Must meet
the US Army height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9. Student's body weight must not exceed 240
1. Students reporting for in processing must have all waivers (if necessary), their
complete medical records (with original HALO physical), a current physiological training record
(either an AF Form 1274/ or AF Form 702 record of Air Force physiological training or USAAMC (AA)
Form 484), a Fort Benning recognized military static-line parachutist course, a USAJFKSWCS
recognized MFF parachutist course certificate, current military jump log (for the purpose of
currency) and six copies of orders attaching them to Company B, 2d Battalion, 1st SWTG(A), for the
purpose of attending MFFJM. Students who report without these documents will not enter training.
Student's body weight must not exceed 240 pounds.
Organization/unit surgeons will base their determination of a soldiers 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 USAJFKSWCS 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 the waivers are considered). The address for the USASOC Medical Training Division is:
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
*Waivers must be approved in writing prior to the course start date!
2. Prior to reporting to the MFFJMC, students must ensure that all dental, medical,
administrative, and personnel actions are completed or rescheduled for a future date (after
graduation). Company B, 2d Battalion, 1st SWTG(A), will not release students during the conduct of
the course prior to the end of the course except for an emergency.
3. Company B headquarters is in Building 305 at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG),
4. Personnel desiring information pertaining to the MFFJM course may call DSN 899-2482 or
commercial (520) 328-2482 (fax on demand) and follow the menu prompts for current
information/instructions. Students report to Company B, Building 219, at the MFF Jumpmaster
Detachment training facility no later than 0600 on the start date of the course listed in the Army
Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS). Students should arrive in Yuma, Arizona,
no later than 24 hours prior to the start date of their class. All students must arrive at
YPG prior to 1800 hours or billeting will be closed. Company B will only provide rooms for
those who possess a reserve seat; all others must obtain a hotel room in downtown Yuma until after
in processing at 0600 on the course start date. All students that are in processed into the
course will have rooms assigned at YPG. No reservations are necessary. Company B
will not issue statements of nonavailability.
5. All students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from
the Yuma airport via POV, rental car or taxi (approximate cost $40 one way). Transportation
during training will be provided by Company B.
6. Orders to the MFFJMC must state that government quarters are available at
YPG for a minimum cost of $12 per day. Government mess facilities are not available. There
are eating establishments on YPG within a 1/4 mile from billeting.
7. Students will be assigned to a room with two students in each room, with a cost
of $6 per day when possible, all others will be assigned a room at a cost of $12 per
day. If one student departs the course early, the remaining student in the room is charged
$12 per day for the remainder of his stay.
8. Students must be 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 unit.
9. 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 established and the class proctor instructs students to make
travel arrangements. Students will not graduate early because of unit deployment,
follow-on temporary duty/ temporary additional duty, or travel arrangements locked in prior to the
Packing List: Students will bring the
following uniforms and equipment:
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.
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.