What's the point of doing these jumps without the combat load? Just adding to the number of para jumps done to get extra stars on the chest?
Either you'll do very infrequent jumps (all with combat load) or you'll do frequent jumps (some with and some without full load).
If you do frequent jumps with full load, goodbye legs.
There's some debate about whether HALO/HAHO are actually practical because of the risk of injury or death even with proper execution of doctrine due to unforeseeable problems (like a small ditch in the middle of the field or a goat). Its definitely a good concept and in super rare cases can be a make or break factor but how many recent operations have you heard of which involved HALO/HAHO?
More often than not, a rapid deployment of a large paratrooper force through static line is the epitome of airborne action (2e Rep jump in Libya, VDV in Ukraine, the canceled jump of the French/US paratroopers in Benghazi in 2012 etc).
A lack of HAHO/HALO qualified troops isn't as critical as the unavailability of a large paratrooper force. Iykyk.