Posted on Apr 17, 2016
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I'm PCSing from Ft Benning, where I have been a Drill Sergeant. I have orders to 2BCT 101st. Without compromising opsec, provide me with as much info as possible. I am currently waiting on a sponsor and I have spoke with the BDE CSM. Any info at all would be helpful. Where to live, should I go to air assault school here or wait until I get there.
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SSG Lawerence Johnson,

You're going to the best BDE in the Army! There's nothing more dangerous then a black heart! I was there from 2006-2009 my information won't be as up to date but hopefully helpful. I suggest to live in Tennessee, avoid Oak Grove and Hopkinton. Tiny town is great place to look as well as Riverside. If you're looking for something nice, manageable and dependent my buddy owns property out there that he rents and I believe it'll be open by your PCS. I would also suggest going to Air assault school while at benning, it'll be one less hurtle and opens up opportunity for the following:
-SPIES and FRIES
-Rappel Master
-Airborne School
-Pathfinder School
As well as PRC and Ranger School.
Welcome to the Widow Maker family and STRIKE! Enjoy it and be ready to compete it never ends makes aspire to do more!
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COL Dana Hampton
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Concur 100%. It’s been a few years since I was assigned at Campbell, but just as SSG Avila-Medina describes, seems not much has changed. I was an artillery LT with 1-320 which supported 2 BDE. I wore out a lot of boot leather humping a ruck with the 1-502 as the CFSO for B/1-502 INF. I still proudly carry my 1-502 Strike Coin in my wallet nearly 30 years after earning it from LTC DeMicurio places it in my palm.

The Strike Bridge is one of the best in the whole Army. (My opinion.) The esprit and history of that unit runs deep.

Best of luck!
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Hey SSG Johnson, I've been at strike for about 4 years now. First off, if you can get AASLT there, I would definitely get it there. If you come here without it, you will immediately go to the school and lose valuable time with your squad because you will be in school. In this brigade, you have to be AASLT to remain in a leadership position which should not be a big deal for you. On where to live.... Housing on post for E-6 and up is fantastic, they offer flat rates and move in bonuses. Off post is excellent as well because there are plenty of nice rentals that range from 5-20 minutes away from the base. Just get on realtor.com and Zillow to get a good idea on what the price range is for the style of house that you can get. Most places off of tiny town road are pretty good. Other than that, get ready for a good amount of field time and training. We have been to JRTC three times this year either as a CTC rotation or support. So just have that in mind and you will be good to go. If you have any other specific questions let me know and welcome to the strike BDE!
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Thanks SSG Alexander. I will keep in contact.
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Hi SSG, please also consider posting directly to the unit page. You'll reach everyone on RallyPoint in the 2nd BCT and likely to get a response from a solider assigned there. We usually get the best responses when we post directly to group pages rather than all of RallyPoint.

https://www.rallypoint.com/units/2nd-bct-2nd-brigade-combat-team-101st-airborne-division-air-assault-fort-campbell-ky
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