Posted on Jan 17, 2020
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I was given a chance to go Airborne after OSUT as a volunteer. My orders say 0082 Bragg, but the thing is....my MOS is 12C (Bridge Crewmember). If I am with the 82nd, will I be living my Charlie life, or will I ever see a bridge again and (basically) be trained with infantry and go on their missions? I would not mind at all, because I was planning on reclassing to 11x anyway. I have been told this but would like a little more info about it. BTW I am in Airborne jump school now. Ground week is already over!! 2 weeks left.
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SGM Bill Frazer
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Jesus H Christ kid, there are 14K troops in the 82nd. IN, FA, EN, CBR,, ADA, PACRAT, and just about every other MOS in the Army. 3 IN Brigades, 4 FA Battalions, a EN Battalion, ADA Battalion, AV Brigade and a ton more, all working into integrated Brigade/BN combat teams. If you are a 12c then you will be assigned to the 12c company in the 307th EN BN or the Corp suppting 20th EN BDE. Yes alot of grunt skill training to keep you alive, but you will work and train constantly in your MOS.
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As accurate as it gets
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CSM Richard StCyr
CSM Richard StCyr
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Bill, they slashed the crap out of the active duty bridge units. There are four left, one at Leonard Wood, one at Hood, One at Benning and one overseas. The brigade recon sections used to have a 12C, SSG and a 12C, SPC assigned to them.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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You will definitely not be infantry or trained as infantry. You're a 12C and you'll be a 12C who jumps into combat and runs to your heavy equipment that was dropped ahead of the personnel and put that In place. Same thing with the mortars, artillery, combat engineers, and any other heavy equipment personnel out there.
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SPC Kurt Hesselden
SPC Kurt Hesselden
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yep, was an 05B, assigned to Infantry, went to in-country Infantry training, was a rifleman 90% of the time and an RTO 10%. Air mobiled with the company, hit the ground and carried the radio until it was needed by squad/platoon leader or the C.O. or air/arty laison. Essentially a mule packing the radio and a rifle assigned to a rifle squad. All intents and purposes you're an 11B, but until you go thru the entire Infantry training for the MOS you're never an 11B on paper. You can though, apply or get referred for a CIB by your command.
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SGT Respiratory Therapist
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0082 is a reception company that you will go to so you can Inprocess. There are numerous engineer battalions on Bragg that have 12c. You will be assigned into that MOS. I just left Bragg after about 7 years in the 82nd. Good luck.

Also crazy how you’re already talking about reclassing when you haven’t even had a taste of what a 12C is. Don’t mention that when you get to your unit. No one wants to hear a private talking about wanting to reclass and it’s their first assignment.
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