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    My DH just wrote me from BCT and I guess they offered for him to go Airborne? He's a 25B, not infantry, which I didn't know could be airborne Anyway, I know that means they jump outta planes and whatnot, but does that change what units he'll always be assigned to? Before he could be stationed anywhere, because he's signal, so now would he only be able to go to airborne duty stations or something? Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I literally haven't the slightest clue how this all works.
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    You can be airborne without being infantry. He may or may not be assigned to an airborne unit. Most likely he will get an airborne unit but not always.

    The school is 3 weeks and there is extra pay for being airborne as long as he is current in his jumps.
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    Oh okay, thank you. Another dumb question....where do u go for airborne training? Or do they just do it where AIT is?
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    Airborne school is at ft. Benning. And just because he is airborne, does not mean he will be put in an airborne unit, it just means he is capable of going too one.
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    Great, thanks for the info
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    One more thing...does anyone know if he would still be assigned his potential duty station during AIT, or would the Airborne cancel that out and he'd find out during that training?
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    Yeah, Airborne is after OSUT. He could be assigned to any number of bases since many have at least one airborne unit at them.
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    I noticed alot of my friends went to Fort Bragg after they did airborne..the "broken" ones came to Fort Campbell.

    I would have loved to have gone airborne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by His*PITA* View Post
    Airborne school is at ft. Benning. And just because he is airborne, does not mean he will be put in an airborne unit, it just means he is capable of going too one.


    Dh is Airborne but not in an airborne unit, he actually went to jump school while in ROTC!
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    DB was assigned a duty station during AIT contingent upon completing airborne. Had he not passed he would have been reassigned.
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