Hundreds of paratroopers thriving on energy drinks and adrenaline filled Green Ramp early Friday, clutching ticket stubs as an announcer rattled off a six-digit number.
When soldiers heard their numbers called, they sprinted to claim a coveted spot on a flight with a foreign jump master. If no one claimed the spot, the crowd collectively screamed, “Scratch!,” a signal to move on to the next ticket.
Regardless of who got a spot, children hoping for a cheerful Christmas were the big winners.
Read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171201/paratroopers-seeking-wings-spread-christmas-spirit
Behind the byline
Here's an inside look at how some of my favorite stories came together.
All Bergdahl Beyonce Civilian In The Barracks Ebola Enterprise Green Beret Hearing Humanitarian Mission Hurricane Relief Inactivation Iraq ISIS Mall Gunman Operation Toy Drop President Obama Profiles Public Records Realignment Short-notice Deployment Training Deaths Training Exercises VA Videos