The USSOCOM Para-Commandos are the precision parachute team of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The team started up in 1991 and do parachute demonstration jumps on behalf of USSOCOM.
The USSOCOM Para-Commandos are busy all year round representing the Special Forces Community. Every time they perform, every time they prepare, practice, and execute their skills, they are volunteering their own time to do it. Most of the team members are not assigned solely to the team, they have other full-time jobs and end up giving up weekends and nights, practicing and participating in each event.
The USSOCOM Para-Commandos perform on average 40-50 times a year. They travel as far northwest as Oregon, they travel as far northeast as Rhode Island, and they travel as far south as Key West. The team has even performed during a Super Bowl. Another very important mission that the Para-Commandos has is being the face of Special Forces Operators who are deployed.
Read the rest of the article in “Falling with style: Para-Commandos show off their skills”, DVIDS, November 11, 2016.