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MAJOR_Baker

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US Army Basic Airborne School
« on: April 19, 2004, 17:17:00 »
SO how many have been to the US Army Basic Airborne School at Ft Benning, GA?  Doesn‘t count if you jumped out of an aircraft with or without US equipment/Jumpmaster and were presented wings.

I‘ll start - Me

so thats one......  :p

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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2004, 17:23:00 »
Not me.

I spent six months at Benning in 1967, but resisted the urge to subject myself to jump school.   :)

Any career soldier should probably attend, though.  It‘s part of the game.

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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2004, 00:00:00 »
Whoa, 1967...
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2004, 00:06:00 »
my dad took the US Army Basic Airborne in Germany, 1968

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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2004, 18:43:00 »
Most Canadians receive their US or other (NATO) foreign wings jumping foreign aircraft with foreign equipment and JM/riggers.  There is a STANAG on it I do believe.  

A much nicer method of being awarded jump wings, as opposed to attending jump school, from my experience.  

I actually cannot recall any Canadian Army pers who have attended a foreign jump school.  I‘m certain there are some out there, however I would guess at a very low percentage among those who wear foreign wings.

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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2004, 09:56:00 »
Say heres a question. Later this year Im transfering to reg force infantry. How hard is is to get on the jump course? Obviously Id need a few years of service but its a personal goal of mine. I jump as a civilian all the time and would love to get those wings!!

Sorry to hijack your thread sir. One response is all I ask.
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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2004, 13:18:00 »
My response in another thread

 
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as for getting into the Jump Coy straight out of MOC training, depends, for example with the infantry, if your on a 3rd Battalion run BIQ, they sometimes offer the jump course(and airborne coy, if theres an opening I assume) to the top canditdate, as for other ways of fast tracking into the airborne, I dunno
Also, on the show TDV, it said it if you apply for the jump course, you could have to wait 2-3 years to get on it

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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2004, 13:40:00 »
Thanks bro
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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2004, 15:01:00 »
Say where did you get that info?
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2004, 15:12:00 »
from the TV Show Truth Duty Valor an people in the Military I know

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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2004, 15:17:00 »
Good enough. 2-3 years is totally reasonable. There is alot of other stuff one has to learn. Thanks again.
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Re: US Army Basic Airborne School
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2004, 20:29:00 »
I‘ve seen wings awarded from denmark.