May 20th, 2008, 07:38 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
I say you should request Airborne School, and then be assigned to Vincenza....when I was on active duty, the 509th Airborne Infantry Brigade was stationed there...I believe now the reactivated 173rd Airborne Infantry Regiment is stationed there. I wished I had requested that assignment, at the time, if you were stationed there as a Paratrooper, you could go to the Italian Army Airborne School, and be awarded the Italian Jump Wings....all you had to do was make the required number of jumps with the Italians, and you would receive their wings...you didn't have to take their training, and they looked pretty impressive on the uniform, over the right side of your chest. Plus Italy is supposed to be a beautiful country.