Posted on Jan 23, 2021
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was wondering what was the daily life in garrison and deployment is like being in the 75th and 160th SOAR is and what kind of opportunities are offered? And would a support MOS see combat?
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It's a culture thing
Both are an amazing culture. Are you someone who will never quit even as you're puking on the side of the road and kicking down doors and shooting fuckers in their face?
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Are you someone who will never quit as your fixing helicopters in some desert in the middle of nowhere?

They're both great organizations you have to EARN your way into. The question isn't what's offered, but what you can bring to the table. How can you benefit the organization? If you don't have shit, and you can't bring shit, then you aren't shit. You bring nothing. There's a belief that the Army needs to offer you something for you to volunteer. The truth is that the best organizations have the best Soldiers and you need to show some potential to join.


So... The real question is do you have what it takes to even try out for either organization???
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probably the best answer i could get thanks SFC
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I have a story. I was a young soldier in AIT and for some reason had follow on orders to the 160th. I think I can attribute that to having a degree and maxing the ASVAB. One night 160th recruiters came to Ft Eustis to recruit AIT students and I naturally attended. They showed videos of black helicopters shooting stuff and expounded on the lengthy process the recruitment entailed. I told them I did not want to go because I was going to OCS. Well they yelled at me and said STFU. lol

I did go to SOAR for a year, and I am glad I did. It was a unit with a special culture. Do your best. I went to air assault school and asked about airborne school and had orders in a day. In the year I was there I was put on one small detail. That was it. We focused 100% on the job.

We went to JRTC but the 160th will not have conventional training as it wants to focus on specific tasks commiserate with the capabilities of the unit. It lasted for a few days. We stayed in barracks and our small section had a van to use. The training was interesting and very specific. I wish I could talk about it, but I can't. The philosophy is doing your best to support the best pilots who support the operators. The pilots are fearless and those on the ground will know that the 160th will move heaven and hell to bring them back safely. So yes I did love the experience.

Nightstalkers don't quit!
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Absolutely amazing info sir thank you!
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I just finished my time with the 160th not long ago and it’s been the best assignment of my career thus far. If you make it past RASP or EGP, you’ll get more opportunities as a support element mos than you will if you just stay in the big Army. However, these opportunities come up because what it takes to get in. It’s not just physical. A lot of people failed the background screening, to include finances and couldn’t make it past the doctors interview as well.
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