AFSOC ordered the suspension in last December to allow officials to inspect associated equipment and review safety procedures. After a hiatus of nearly five months, Air Force Special Operations Command has reinstated parachute, dive and mountaineering training for its special warfare operators.
AFSOC spokeswoman Maj. Amanda Reeves said that as of May 1, 2020, all units can now resume the training, halted in the wake of two special tactics airmen deaths in last fall.
'AFSOC has now recertified all of its units to conduct parachuting, diving, and mountaineering operations,' she stressed. 'Due to operational sensitivities surrounding AFSOC's capabilities and readiness status, we cannot provide an exact number of units affected by the recertification process.'
To jump from an aircraft using an apparatus consisting of a fabric canopy.
The ability of military forces to fight and meet the demands of assigned missions.
The 256th Submarine Squadron is currently on a readiness state.