Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro listens to cadet instructor Jordan Wesemann while taking the jumping course Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the parachute training center on Air Force Academy. Del Toro was severely burned in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan in December 2005. He reenlisted in 2010 after being 100 percent medically discharged and Saturday he jump for the first time since his injury.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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The comeback: Scarred by war, Air Force sergeant returns to the skies By Tom Roeder A dozen years after he was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro was on the verge Saturday of completing a final, unbelievable stage of his comeback. After miraculously surviving third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body, Del Toro has returned to his feet, his family and his job in uniform. Now, the first airman to return to duty after being deemed 100 percent disabled was looking to return to Earth - by parachute. Read more here.

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