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Old 22 March 2019, 17:14
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Originally Posted by John Simpson View Post
When was that? Enlisted jump pay was $50 in WW2.
When I went on jump status in 1978 it was $55 and then I have LESs for when it transitioned to $83 on the way to $110 for all ranks but I've never heard of it being that amount.
Never could figure out that $83 jump pay.

Same as you, I went on jump status in '78. Back then enlisted jump pay was $55, officer's was $110. I was told it was a holdover from the days when jumpmasters were all officers.

Then DoD split the difference ($83). Then a couple years later they just made it $110 for everyone.

Good solid military thinking there...
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