United States Airborne School
One step toward your journey of becoming an elite member of the United States Army Rangers in the 75th Ranger Regiment is attending and graduating the basic airborne course. What does it take to become a paratrooper? According to the United States Army (n.d.), it’s a unique experience requiring special dedication and a desire to be challenged mentally and physically. If your initial path when joining the Army did not provide you an opportunity for airborne school and you want to volunteer one must first meet the requirements. Airborne School is not for everyone. If you want more information please visit Airborne School Information for the latest information.
1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment:
Mission – 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment trains Paratroopers in order to provide the Department of Defense with Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines to conduct airborne operations anywhere DOD-wide, forge the Paratrooper spirit in the junior leadership of the DOD and to provide a world-class quality of life for our Soldiers, Civilians, and Army Families.
Basic Airborne Course Student Information:
For those attending Basic Airborne Course (BAC) at Fort Benning, GA., the following information is regarding student information please visit the following links:
- BAC Entrance Requirements
- BAC Clothing and Equipment Requirements
- Student Military Appearance and Inspection Standards
- Personal Clothing and Civilian Clothing Appearance Standards
- Personal Conduct
[Money Requirements] – While each student must bring sufficient money for personal expenses, the student should not bring more than $50.00 in cash. Additional funds should be in traveler’s checks or money orders. Money orders should be made out in the student’s name before arrival. It is highly suggested that amounts over $50 be stored in the company safe.
We are often asked in our forums about waivers, please see the following information provided in reference to waiver guidance airborne school
Basic Airborne Course Home Page
Airborne School. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.goarmy.com/soldier-life/being-a-soldier/ongoing-training/specialized-schools/airborne-school.html
Basic Airborne Course. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/artb/1-507th/Airborne/index.html
Student Information. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/artb/1-507th/Airborne/ASI.html