2024 Division FTX 

Contact: MG Buford Compton buford.compton@royallaoairborne.org

Cost: $20.00 T-Shirt (SIZE)

APRIL 5, 6, 7  

Belhaven, NC


Royal Lao Jump School

Earning your Lao Jump Wings is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences that you will ever have in your life. If you are not airborne qualified you will need to complete 5 static-line jumps. If you are already airborne qualified you will need to complete 1 Jump.
Upon successful completion of your training you will receive 1 set of military orders, 2 Royal Lao Airborne certificates (one in Lao, one in English), 1 jump log book, 1 Royal Lao Airborne numbered challenge coin, and 1 set of subdued wings for your uniform. You may purchase wings for the Class “A” and Class “B” uniforms, Dress Blues, or duty uniform.
Royal Lao Parachute Wings are on the DOD list of approved foreign awards. Reference: Appendix D Foreign Badges (extract: 13 Sep 18), Chapter 9 Foreign and International Decorations and Awards to U.S. Army Personnel, Army Regulation 600-8-22 Military Awards, dated 25 June 2015.

We present have three different sites in the United States.  Each site has different requirements as to “weight” requirements and the “cost” involved.
2024 Dates are: April 26, 27, 28

 Interested personnel must check with LTG Hykes, in advance, to insure a class will be conducted on a specific date.  Maximum weight is 220 pounds.  You will jump at 3,500 feet using a rectangular chute.  We must have at least three (3) students and no more than nine (9) students per class.  Paperwork must be completed 30 days in advance of jump date.
2024 dates for classes are:  April 19, 20, 21.  May 17, 18, 19.  June 21, 22, 23.  August 16, 17, 18 and October 18, 19, 20.  Maximum weight is 245 pounds. You will jump at 3,500 feet using a rectangular chute.  We must have at least three (3) students and no more than nine (9) students per class.  Paperwork Paperwork must me completed 30 days in advance of jump date.
SUN CITY SKYDIVE, SANTA TEREST, NM (10 miles west of El Paso, TX)
The jump classes here are AFF (Accelerated Free Fall)  You will jump at 10,000 feet using a rectangular chute.  There will be two jump masters, one on each side of you and they will direct you to the drop zone.  Maximum weight is 260 pounds.  Dates are flexible.  All paperwork must be completed at least 30 days in advance of jump date.
For Application Forms and additional information contact:

LTG Amos Hykes


864-320-2857 – cell phone


Jungle Operations Training Course


Contact: CSM Harry Streich harry.streich@royallaoairborne.org

Cost: $350.00

NOVEMBER3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Ocala, FL

Please contact CSM Harry Streich for additional information. 

The Royal Lao Airborne Jungle Operations Course will provide practical training for hot and humid climate operations.  Training will focus on operations in jungle environments and instruct students on dangerous reptiles, water crossings, jungle survival, night operations, and other related topics. 



Contact: COL Allen Thomas allenthomas@royallaoairborne.org

Cost: $300.00

MAY – 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Location, Bellhaven, NC

RAIDER stands for Rapid Assistance in Disaster and Emergency Relief. The purpose of the RAIDERS is to be first respondents for both man made and natural disasters. RAIDERS are the best of the best and go through extreme rigorous training that conditions them both physically and mentally to meet any challenge. Raiders Skills learned during the RAIDER course include: advanced land navigation, Search and Rescue, Reconnaissance & Damage Assessment, Landing Zone Operations, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Communications and Survival in harsh conditions.

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RLA Learning Academy

The Royal Lao Airborne (RLA) Academy is now offering mission-oriented online courses. Peruse the Academy Web site and familiarize yourself with the available blocks of instruction that will not only enhance your RLA career, but perhaps prove valuable in civilian life as well. You are encouraged to check in often to see what new courses are added. Equally, we look forward to hearing from you about future courses you would like to see. And remember:
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.


MEMS Training

The Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Academy is a program established to give State Defense Forces and Civil Authorities the ability to obtain credentialing in the field of Emergency Management. The MEMS Academy Program is supported by the State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS). The MEMS Academy Program is comprised of three qualification levels: Basic, Senior, and Master. The MEMS Academy Program also has a designation for those who participate in an actual incident response.
Veterans Services
Every veteran who served with honor deserves to be recognized.
Some of the services we can perform include:

  • Funeral / Memorial honor guards
  • Color guards for parades / civic events
  • Service support and helping hands for disabled vets

Desert Training


Contact: COL John Rumple john.rumple@1txmbrla.org

Cost: $200.00

OCTOBER10, 11, 12, 13

El Paso, TX

Please contact COL John Rumple for additional information.

Meals – There will be hot meals provided during the course, lunches will be MREs/equivalent.
Laundry – There will be laundry runs made.
Safety Info – There will be plenty of sand, this might cause havoc on contact lenses. Glasses are preferred. There will be plenty of prickly plants, therefore you may need your tweezers or first aid kit.
Weather – Be prepared for extreme hot and cold environments, August can be the wettest time of the year for us.

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