Posted on May 11, 2021
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Hey guys, i was wondering what the average day to day looks like for 11B's and 11C's. I ship out to Fort benning, in a month and i know i don't find out if im 11B or 11C till like halfway through basic training... but after basic training whats the average day to day look like if your an 11B or 11C? I heard if your stateside all you do is stuff like cutting grasses and FTX's. But what do you really do for both the 11B/11C? And how does it differ if your deployed (both combat and non combat deployment)
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SP5 Peter Keane
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A Charlie is a Bravo that knows a little math.
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Besides the in branch, brotherly love fighting of Bs and Cs. The only day to day difference really comes down to maintenance. A lot of the difference in your day to day will be dependent on your unit structure (light/ airborne, Stryker, Mech), your unit's mission at the time, and the quality of your leadership.

I spent my whole active time as an 11C, and deployed twice on active. One of those deployments, for certain reasons, we weren't allowed to take our mortars so I basically served as an 11B.

Both MOSs usually do, and should always, work very well together, especially in line companies. I know this isn't always the case and in some companies they aren't as efficiently blended.

As a SPC in charge of 2 Gun in a line company, with my Section Sergeant away at school I reached out to one of the 11B PSGs and asked if he would like to incorporate my section into his training that day. I'm used to working with Bs and honestly the only weapon system Bs shoot that I haven't is a javelin. Anyway, at the end of the day him and all of his SLs came up to me and thanked me because they never got to see the advantage of a mortar section maneuvering with a dismounted rifle platoon.

At the end of the day, when you get to Sand Hill and find out if you'll be a Bravo or Charlie, take it, learn the most you can from your Drills, and when you get to your unit do the best you can.

Lastly, when it comes to deployment there's a lot of variables. My 3rd deployment 2 years ago (I'm an engineer at this point), I ran across a lot of my old buddies from infantry unit's and they weren't doing the cool guy infantry stuff. They were doing mostly base security for FOBs and COPs
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Well, I was 11-B, and also the FDC for the 81mm mortars, 82nd ABN and 2nd Inf. Div.

* On post with the 82nd ABN at Bragg, there was alot of training, post support, including the guard duties, and maintenance for your equipment. See picture

* Off post, Non-Combat, alot of combat training without the shooting at other people, but alot of shooting. See picture

* Deployed Combat, it's a deferent feeling all around, the talk, environment, people and how things are done, or how to get done. The brotherhood, and the caring for each other, and the closeness you get with your weapon. See picture
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1SG Daniel Bellina
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Co C 2/509 Abn Mech Inf Germany 71-73 , Co A 1/509 ABCT Italy 73-75 Got Maroon Beret used Dragoon in Israel( 73), B Troop Air Cav 75-76, Blackhat Tower 79-81, The Air Assualt School 1SG 86-89 Pathfinder Co Retired at the Unv of Miami SGM 89-92 - 3 national football rings
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SGT Carl Blas
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1SG Daniel Bellina - Love your history, and in the 82nd, we always heard of those paratrooper that were stationed on vacation in Italy. Lol
When I was told about a ABN unit in Italy, they said it was the 11th ABN, and only a company size, I guess they lied. Lol
No rings here, in the 82nd they had a hard time making me just keep my dog tags around my neck, never liked jewelry, and still don't wear any. Best thing to me having jewelry is, maybe my S&W 629, but my VP40, or VP9 is the best to carry.

"Black Hat" huh, hummmm, I think I'll keep out of your way. "All the Way and Then Some" Lol

After the army, I got into the police force in 1977, was in a special unit, SEAS team (Special Enforcement Amphibious Section) a SWAT team that was on water too. I did sniper work with the team, also was with the entry team, number 2 on the stack.

That's me on the right with the SIG 226, our CQB instructor(s) and ship boarding were SEAL Team-1, repelling instructor was "Neckbone". Sniper training was with the USMC III MEF SOTG unit out of Okinawa, man, they had 36 snipers in that unit, great team. But their best handgun shooter couldn't beat me in their handgun competition shoot. Also, got certified with the FBI to shoot sniper for the police department.
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