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Any Air Assault guys here?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by bocaboca, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. bocaboca

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    my grandson (Cav Scout) is starting Air Assault School today at Ft Drum.....he's applied for Ranger School and is waiting for an opening....but today he starts air assault. has anyone gone thru the training? Its 10 days long....is it tough get through?
     
  2. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Listen to his stories, smile a lot, act impressed and don't point out the apparent discrepancies even if you spot them.

    The school's a pain but doable.

    Oh, when he comes to visit or calls, yell really fast "WHEN YOUR LEFT FOOT HITS THE GROUND I WANNA HEAR 'AIR ASSAULT' DO YOU HEAR MEEEEEE?"

    Mumble stuff about "dope on a rope" occasionally. Watch the reaction.

    :)
     
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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    "Dope on a rope" Jumpmasters LOVE to hear that one! :rofl:
     
  4. Dinky

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    Only thing I know about Air Assault is I don't want to be on the wrong end of one...:supergrin:
     
  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Air Assault
    It's not my fault!

    (repeat as necessary whilst jogging)
     
  6. JasonC8301

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    Ranger school is harder.
     
  7. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    I was Air Assault. It wasn't that hard. The 15 mile walk/run at the end was a PITA. It was done in BDU's, boots, full pack and with a weapon. You had 3 hours to complete it.

    For the Airborne troopies:

    Q. How do you separate the men from the boys, at Airborne school?

    A. With a crowbar.:supergrin:

    But seriously, during the first week of Airborne school, they separate the men from the boys. During the second week, they separate the fools from the men. During the third week, the fools jump.:supergrin: Eric
     
  8. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    Sorry....thought this was a Taco Bell thread.
     
  9. SGT278ACR

    SGT278ACR Retired Veteran

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    I guess I'm a proud fool then. :cool:
     
  10. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    At the end of our last formation, after graduation from Basic, they told us that some extra slots had opened up at the Airborne school. Anyone who wanted could have the weekend off and then start Airborne school on the following Monday.

    So, I was faced with the choice of going home to Texas in a few hours, or staying at Benning for three more weeks. I wish I had stayed for Airborne school. I imagine it was quite an experience. Eric
     
  11. A'boy

    A'boy fulla hateraid

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    Air Assault(Apr'07) and Airborne(Nov'10) qualified.

    Jumping out of planes was more fun and exciting, but Air Assualt was tougher/harder. Actually had to take notes and study for tests vs fall down over and over 12 hrs a day for 2 weeks straight.
     
  12. Huaco Kid

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    I've crop dusted a few elevators, right before I stepped out, in my day.
     
  13. Halojumper

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    I went to airborne in 76 and Air Assault at Fr Campbell in 79. Compared to Airborne I thought Air Assault was much easier (though easy is not exactly the word I would use). I always hated ruck marches so the one at the end of Air Assault was a pain. It didn't really have anything to do with Air Assault, so I suspect they just threw it in so they could claim it was harder.
     
  14. Halojumper

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    Yeah, but the HALO guys called the static line guys rope monkeys too!
     
  15. CBennett

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    Its a bit physically demanding but not overly so. Good school though. Id say it was harder than the SRT School but I had a lot more fun in the SRT school and learned more that translated over to LE in the real world...I would think as long he is in decent shape and mentally tough he will do fine. I can not talk to airborne as I never did that.
     
  16. Jumper

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    Did both of them. Both were hard but both were rewarding. I found I was more scared rappelling in full gear from the 60ft tower than I was jumping from an aircraft in daylight. Night jumps... well that was something altogether different.


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