Army Airborne?

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  1. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    Hi,
    I am interested in doing Army Airborne school to get my jump wings early. I already have Jump scheduled for fall of firstie year.
    Could anyone give me some insight on this program from a USAFA cadet stand point?
     
  2. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    USAFA cadets who complete Army Airborne are not allowed to do the AM-490 program (freefall parachuting) at USAFA. They want to spread around the opportunities for jump wings. Prior enlisted cadets who come to USAFA with Airborne wings even have to pick a different airmanship program.

    Consider: Which program would you like to do?
     
  3. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    I'd much rather do Army Airborne as it's sooner, and I could learn more from it.
     
  4. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    Learn what, Air Force appreciation? :biggrin:

    I'm not sure how much sooner you would be able to do it, actually. To have a shot at Airborne, you'll have to join the Army Programs group at USAFA. They train/ruck/get beat all year, and then compete for selection to the army program summer options such as Airborne and Air Assault.

    IF you are selected to go next summer (there are not many slots), you'll have to give up leave since you'll be required to do 1 period AF Ops and 1 period program cadre. That, or you'd do it the summer before your firstie year (which isn't that far from when you'd be doing AM-490).
     

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