posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 11:50 AM
I went to the gym the other day and about dozen men I'd never seen before were there as well. Now keep in mind there's 1 gym, maybe a dozen
restaurants/fast food joints, 1 grocery store and a Walmart in town. After I had been there a while I began talking to one of the guys.
Long story short he and his team are with the German Navy.
"Members of an elite German military unit called Kampfschwimmers, or "combat swimmers," similar to the U.S. Navy SEALs, leap from an airplane
thousands of feet above Fayette County as part of their annual training at West Tennessee Skydiving."
Now this may be "annual training" but it just seems sooo strange. I mean one town over there are more hotels, restaurants and even a military base
that's partially operational.
Now I came across an article with more info. LINK
Maybe I'm naive but if you're combat swimmers why are you near NO water or pools of any kind (no pool at the gym) in the middle of nowhere really,
in the ungodly heat and humidity here. I don't understand how a foreign military unit leader just wakes up one day and thinks "lets go to
Oakland/Sommerville, TN for training". I realize they do desert jobs as well but still.
I would think it would be more important to practice skydiving into water if you're combat swimmers.
Anyway, just found it odd. Thought I'd share.
[edit on 21-6-2010 by Bachrk]