As a former Navy Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer I used to love jumping out of a perfectly good helicopter. My first jump was out of a SH-3 Sea King Helicopter, followed by a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter and later a AH-6 Little Bird in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as a pilot. Whether it was for training or for real rescues Jumping Is My Therapy. I spent 20 years in the U.S. Armed Forces, both in the Navy and Army and was blessed to serve with the best. Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACS) was not difficult, nor was the one-mile swim in a flight suit, but serving as a Rescue Swimmer is perhaps one of the best highlights of my life. Not only was it difficult to make it through Rescue Swimmer School (RSS), but to be next to great Americans who were seasoned Rescue Swimmers was at times intimidating. They were the epidemy of courage and selfless service. Serving with them helped me shape my rescue swimmer mindset, character and later the values I try to instill in my children.
Rescue Swimmers are leaders in Search and Rescue and are charged with not only rescuing, but assessing and rendering first aid to those in distress whether on land or sea. The rescue swimmer gear and rocket fins are also pretty awesome! This t-shirt was inspired by my service in military service and frankly makes me want to go find a crazy helicopter pilot that will go let me jump out of the aircraft one or two or more times. Thank you to Navy and Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers for your selfless service in Search and Rescue as elite members of the SAR Team.
• Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to av