Posted on Jun 17, 2018
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I’m headed to Ft. Campbell as a 68w in a few months. My goal is to drop my packet for 160th with in 2 years at the latest. Is there anyone at Campbell right now attached there that wouldn’t mind helping me train and with paperwork. I know I’m a little ways out but I wanna be the best possible and to me that means setting yourself up for success as quickly as possible. Thanks to anyone who can give any advise or insight.
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1SG Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic)
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Focus on the air assault course first. That will most likely be your first order of business upon arrival at Fort Campbell.
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SPC Combat Medic
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MSG do you know what the base level APFT is for air assualt? I’m at 251 right now and I can climb a rope.
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To be honest a 240 should be sufficient to provide a buffer when you do the APFT at a school. As far as the rope climb, you should be fine.
https://youtu.be/eRFYOP1sZtU
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1SG Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic)
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If you go to the air assault school facebook page they have some videos that may be of use
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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SPC (Join to see) - Officially, if you pass the APFT is good enough to get into Air Assault. In reality, you have to get through Zero Day and make the 10 mile road march the last day. Zero Day is general harassment, then the obstacle course, which was timed when I went through, with mostly height obstacles. Can't miss any of those. Then a company run at a real easy average pass, which they of course make as hard as possible. It wasn't terrible, but we lost a lot of students the first day.
Now the Road March is pretty tough and if you aren't used to rucking, I would start practicing. Other than that, the academics are as hard as the physical part. A lot of stuff to remember and sling loading failed more than one student.
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Putting in the packet is easy and a recruiter will help you with that process. However, when you do assess with them make sure you know your clinical and trauma skills. Be receptive when they give you feedback on how you did and not attempting to justify why you messed up. Be physically fit because they will have you do an APFT.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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Be in a Helicopter Medevac company, build a superb work history, do extremely well on the APFT.
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