Posted on Sep 19, 2018
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I'm planning on air assault school in February and airborne in April or whenever I can get in. Airborne seems pretty straight forward, and so does air Assault school. Is it all just attention to detail? Obviously you need to be in decent shape for both. I'm at ft Bragg. Is there any way I can get on the obstacle course here or one somewhere on base?
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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If I remember correctly, the obstacle course on Ft Bragg is run by range control and you have to sign it out and have a medic available. You don't need an obstacle course to train though. The thing that gets people on obstacle courses is they can't climb a rope. There are ropes all over Bragg.
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Honestly to be successful for Air Assault School you need to be able to climb a rope and be able yo ruck 12 miles in three hours. It’s not a very physically demanding course by any means. From a mental perspective if you just pay attention to what the instructors say you will be fine.
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MAJ Milan George What’s even more amazing is that after you climb the rope one time on one obstacle you don’t climb a rope the rest of the course.
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MAJ Milan George
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1SG(P) (Join to see) - Yeah, it never made sense to me, but I think it's one of those things so ingrained that no one wants to change it.
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MAJ Rene De La Rosa
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It is like the concept of calculus for a med school prospect. Useful doe weeding out people but unnecessary in the real world.
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SPC Mark Bickel
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The 12 mile march was the hardest for me. I'm 5'7" and at the time 148 pounds. Had to do it twice on my first try over the 3/4 mark I twisted my ankle and went down. On second try made it in 2 hours and 15 minutes every time I would start down a hill I would jog and walk going up. I was not going to do this 3 times. Being stationed at Campbell and Artillery I was going to keep doing it until I passed
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MSG Dan Castaneda
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There's an obstacle course nest to USASOC called the Danny O obstacle course. You can run down there go through the course and run back to where ever you started. I do it all the time.
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Is it open to anyone?
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MSG Dan Castaneda
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SPC(P) (Join to see) - No, it belongs to 3rd GRP. if you are running with a buddy no problem. If you want to use it for a bigger element, you need to do proper coordination's through 3rd GRP(A)s THOR3 program.
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MSG Dan Castaneda I didn't know if it was one that was only for 3rd GRP. So if I decided to run it at lunch or after the duty day I could?
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MSG Dan Castaneda
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SPC(P) (Join to see) - You'll be alright. No one is out there looking for people not authorized to use it. I would take a buddy though.
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