Posted on Jul 30, 2018
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I'm PCSING to Fort Campbell in 3 weeks and I just want the low down. I've heard that the housing contractor is trash. What neighborhoods should I not live in? I'm thinking pierce village and Gardner hills back loop, I'm not sure about either of them. I'm a 13B, how are the units there? I know and am excited for air assault school, proud to be apart of such a great legacy.
I understand that they put you through air assault PT when you get there but I want to do some prep before I get there, what is the air assault PT program look like?
What stuff is there to do with a family besides the obvious Nashville?
Thanks guys for any feedback
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SGT Adam Kolin
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Fort Campbell was the best station I had. Never should have left it, everyone that left said the miss it everyday.
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SSG Brian L.
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For Air Assault school.... know how to climb a rope, use a foot lock technique (j hook, s hook).... be able to do cardio within the Army standards (9 minute or less mile... too easy right? knocks out wayyy too many student)... and ruck... if you can do those three things reasonably well the rest is paying attention to details.. doing what the black hats tell you to do and you should do great.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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Can't speak for today's Air Assault, but the first mile of that two mile run was not at a 9 minute mile, more like a 6 minute mile, then we basically did an Airborne Shuffle the last mile.
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SSG Brian L.
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Yeah it seems like even before my eyes in a short period of time the course gets easier lol... but the two runs you will do throughout the course now are the two mile individual run 2 miles in 18 minutes or less and a 4 mile motivational formation run in 36 minutes... so both runs a 9 minute mile... so if you cant make that get familiar with the expression "bar from reenlistment"... from what it seems to me is that we are focusing more in education and less on "suck" compared to former years... at least at Fort Campbell
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SSG Brian L.
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almost forgot.... AIR ASSAULT!
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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SSG Brian L. - The Zero Day run wasn't done individually in 1987, we ran it in formation after the obstacle course. That first mile was fast, a 6 minute pace would be my very experienced guess at the time and then you had to deal with that accordion effect that you get with that of pace. Other than Zero Day and the last day Ruck March, I don't recall the rest of the PT being all that difficult.
I'll give the obstacle course credit for being pretty difficult considering the number of obstacles. All those height obstacles can be a bear if you don't have decent upper body strength.
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Congrats on your PCS. I highly encourage you to start rucking with at least 40lbs in increments of 3, 6, 9 and 12 miles. Ensure that you are able to complete the 6 in 1.5 hours and your 12 in 3 hours you're golden. Find the packing list (it should be on line).

For phase one start being able to identify each aircraft by photo, it'll help you for the test. If I can remember correctly, they'll put an aircraft on the test and you'll have to be able to identify it, how much it can sling, how many fire extinguishers should accompany it (also how many are required on Campbell), how many first aid kits (also how many are required on Campbell), how many personnel in the crew (also how many are required on Campbell), how many litters/ambulatory patients it can hold etc.

For Phase two, ensure that you pay close attention to the sling load prepping, the tape placement, link counts, the different types of webbing etc. Ensure that you remember what type of aircraft can lift what for the test from phase one as well as how much the different types of loads weigh (i.e. fuel blivets, HMV's,). Take your time when being evaluated!

Phase three, start learning how to tie a swiss seat, before you get there bc you will do a lot of it during this phase in between repelling. I believe that you're tested on tying one and will have to do it in a minute or two.

Good luck Airassault.
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