This card is from the Band of Brothers subset of the America at War product. A paratrooper earned his jump wings by matering four main areas: physical fitness, parachute tower and landing techniques, packing their own chute, and actually jumping out of an airplane 5 times. If they refused one jump, they were automatically dismissed from the Airborne.
What was their reward for all this? An extra $50 / month in pay.
This entire set is fun to look through. If you have read the book and seen the mini-series many of the cards will bring familiar scenes and people to mind. This subset takes the collector to the end of D-Day in great detail. Hopefully, by this being dubbed ‘Series 1’ there are follow ups which will cover the remainder of WW2 in similar detail.