Posted on Mar 10, 2019
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I just got here to ft lee as an 92y 4 weeks ago and my drills seargent Just told me my orders are to ft Campbell ky I’m from Louisville so that’s a big ups on me but he told me that they Will FORCE me to attend Air Assault School even if I deny . I really have no problem with going to Air assault but I’ve been through basic (19 weeks) I got recycled because of a dislocated shoulder and AIT (8 weeks) I just want some time to myself a little and get started on my online classes I understand it’s only 10 days but I want to go in the best shape mentally and physically so can someone let me know will I be forced against my will to do something I’m not comfortable with doing now?
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You will go. You won't go immediately. You will go the next time your BN hits white cycle after you get there. Or the next white cycle after that.
The school is a 0600 to about 1530 day, then you go home to your own barracks or house every day, because it is right down the street from whatever unit you get.
You will have the same amount of time to get to online classes during AASLT as you would on a normal day at your unit, possibly more time.
However, this is a good object lesson for you in how Army works.
You will have to do things in the Army when you feel like it is not the best possible time for you to do so.
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1LT William Clardy
1LT William Clardy
1 mo
In cash even, SPC Matthew Veil.
And if you had enough rank and stayed out of trouble, you even got the folding variety.
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Sgt Jackie Julius
Sgt Jackie Julius
1 mo
If it's true that the "BEST SOLDIERS" get chosen, then you should be honored. If the training is only 10 days, it might be hard, but you'll make it. If the Army has confidence in you then you should have confidence in yourself.
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MSG Francisco Ojeda
MSG Francisco Ojeda
1 mo
Why does this not sound correct?
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CPT Paul Whitmer
CPT Paul Whitmer
1 mo
When I attended in 1982 (man, has it been that long?) - If you were Infantry - assigned to the 101st - you went. I think the course dropped a few days to what it is now - it was more than 10 days back then.
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Forced is such a negative word. Highly "encouraged", but not forced.
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SFC Paul Veillon
SFC Paul Veillon
2 mo
Only the best soldiers get promoted and all of the best soldiers are AIR ASSAULT! That is what my Section Chief told me in 2/320th Balls of the Eagle BN
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CSM Wade Carroll
CSM Wade Carroll
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I was with special forces back in the 80's and they said Air Assault was harder than Airborne School. That was false
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CPT Paul Whitmer
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Edited 10 mo ago
PVT (Join to see) your unit will not send you unless you can do the obstacle course, particularly the 30' rope climb on the tough one and the weaver and the 12 mile ruck March. They just won't. You may get 'encouraged', but there it is.

I would have given anything to have done AASLT and Pathfinder while at Campbell, but was injured training for said obstacle course, then deployed, then PCSed immediately.
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SGT Jmajik Jmann
SGT Jmajik Jmann
9 mo
Sir: You are on point and yes, it is a challenging course; just l;like Jump School was at Benning but it depends upon a soldiers motives and reasons. I volunteered for both AAST and Jump School partly because my dad was a 2 time Vietnam Vet--(1/75 RGR. RGMT) yet, I was with 2/325th INF. RGMT. (2nd BGDE BCT) 82nd ABN DIV. however, the training dynamics and qualification criteria have changed since I ETS'd in 1992 after Desert Storm, mainly because my Mother didn't want to be given another flag by a 4 star General, as was the case with my younger brother. Overall if I had it all to do again COL., I would without hesitation.
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SGT Jmajik Jmann
SGT Jmajik Jmann
9 mo
SGT Jmajik Jmann - Excuse my spelling for AASLT and the word like.
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SPC Joshua Bender
SPC Joshua Bender
4 mo
Yep, I missed out on it to, and like you I really regretted no going. It's a unique opportunity.
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MSG Tony Paniagua
MSG Tony Paniagua
1 mo
why waste time explaining to this pos about service requirements
you want time for your personal needs ?
request a hardship discharge asshole
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