Posted on Sep 4, 2019
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I was told it's mandatory to serve at least x amount of months with an airborne unit and I want to confirm
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MSG Frank Kapaun
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Quit being a candy ass leg and go to airborne school. You think way too much. If your unit is willing to send you to a school, take that opportunity.
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SSG Intel Nco
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And that ladies and gentlemen, is a Paratrooper!
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Haaa lea lou jer!
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MAJ Milan George
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Perfect response!!!
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A non airborne unit is not authorized to send soldiers to Airborne School. You can request to go to Airborne School TDY enroute to an Airborne unit. When you go to Airborne School, you will owe 36 months of time in an Airborne unit. You can reference that in AR 614 - 200
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COL Jon Thompson a few years ago non airborne units could send soldiers. That's no longer the case. Now a soldier must be on assignment to an airborne unit, or in an airborne slot to hold an ATRRS reservation for BAT.
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CW4 Craig Urban No Chief, I'm unfortunately not related to SGM Felix Acosta (R)
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SPC Practical/Vocational Nursing
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SFC (Join to see) I want to go Airborne but have been told it’s pretty much impossible for a 68C to do so, unless you go to one of the few airborne FSTs. Are there other options people don’t know about?
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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SPC (Join to see) call your branch manager and ask to go to airborne school. You'll go TDY enroute to an airborne unit. Or if you're in your reenlistment window, bring your airborne physical to your Career Counselor and they'll request airborne school for you. Again, you'll attend TDY enroute to an airborne assignment.
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SSG Intel Nco
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Joking aside,. If you have the option to go Airborne, do it! Its an awesome opportunity, opens up more units, you get to freaking jump out of planes, get a bit more money each month. And as PV2 Greg Foster stated, you wouldnt be a dirty nasty leg... AATW!
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MAJ Tex Hall
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That and the old "You TAKE any school the Army sends you to" are biggies! AATW ... RLTW :)
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MAJ Tex Hall - Absolutely, and especially if something is offered and you turn it down, who knows when/if it will be offered again.
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