This deceptively complex piece came together very nicely for 3rd Special Forces Group — we matched the matte itself to the flash and created a bold cut out of Africa to represent the groups current stationing with AFRICOM. Can’t wait for them to see it! 🔥🇺🇸
We had some requests awhile back to buy these t-shirts. You asked, so we are delivering. These are available for pre-order, and should begin shipping in September. The shirts commemorate our 75th anniversary. They are a heather gray tri-blend material. Available in sizes S-XXL. Women's feature a deep v-neck. Sizes run slightly small, so if you're in between sizes, we suggest upsizing. Shirts are $22 ($26 for XXL) and include free shipping in the continental United States. Contact us for shipping prices outside the United States. To order, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. #aqualungmilitaryandprofessional#tshirt#75thanniversary#tacitusmodus#diving#militarydiver#specops#specialforces#frogman#aqualung
In honor of National Airborne Day, here’s a pic from a Military Freefall jump into the Santa Rosa Sound at night. We wore wetsuits underneath which made the rigging process super uncomfortable.
Being able to jump out of an airplane over your city with your homies at night with awesome visibility and illumination is one of the most memorable things for me.
The aircraft is loud, it’s dark in there and no light aside from the planes ambiance is permitted. We’ve been up all day prepping for these jumps, we’re tired, but we’re fucking amped and ready to jump so that we can land in the ocean and relieve our full bladders (you can’t pee once you’re rigged up...too much to take off and then to get JMPI’d again, plus you’re in a wetsuit soooo, you kinda have to piss yourself.). The cargo door opens and you feel the rush of fresh air enter the plane, we can see our city, we can smell the ocean. We run through our inflight checks, get our signal to stand up and move to the rear. The moon is beaming off the ocean, and there are few clouds in the sky so we can see everything. As we pass over our water DZ, our JM sees the light turn green, does his final check and sends us off with a swift exiting motion. Without hesitation, we all follow each other into the brief abyss.
Most think that the falling part is what would be terrifying, but that’s the easiest part...the real fear strikes under canopy. Low level canopy collisions are known to be widow makers in the airborne community, and at night, you can’t spot your team as easily as you would during the day; your senses are heightened as you try to gather awareness. We don’t have comm’s since we are jumping into the ocean, so we rely on each other being able to fly safe. On this night jump in particular, I had lost one of my fins immediately upon exiting, It was ripped from my leg. I didn’t know It at the time, but I thought that I had kicked my Team Leader in the head as he exited behind me because i saw a strobe fall past me as I gained canopy control. The winds were high, so we basically had to turn into the wind and let It lower us onto our PI. Time under canopy tends to pass, It felt like a lifetime up there.