Editor’s Note: In October 2010, Sgt. Jonathon Blank of U.S. Marine Corps 1st Force Reconnaissance Company lost both his legs in an improvised explosive device blast while deployed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Blank recently obtained his Skydiving A License, the certification required for jumping without supervision, through a program offered by non-profit Operation Enduring Warrior in partnership with AXIS Flight School in Eloy, Arizona. Here are some images and videos from that journey.
Kimberly is a staff writer with FLYING, and covers a range of issues, from U.S. military aviation to airport operations and aviation sustainability. She has years of experience covering aviation and defense issues, including assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan with Marine Corps and Army infantry units.