Ben served in the AF & Army as a weapons tech/infantry (respectfully).  He served in Afghanistan & Qatar.

The first time he had to jump out of an airplane, he was the last one
and, because the first jumper took so long, the plane was over trees
by the time it was Bens turn. He had to wait at the edge (and think
about it) until they could go back around.

Thank you for your service Ben.