This section provides the prospective Basic Airborne Course (BAC) volunteer with information on the 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment organization, administrative information, student appearance standards, billeting, student mail and the BAC Leave and Pass Policy.
The purpose of the BAC is to qualify the volunteer in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment and to develop leadership, self-confidence, and an aggressive spirit through mental and physical conditioning.
The BAC is conducted IAW the authority contained in AR 600-8-22, Military Awards. Volunteers selected for training must meet the requirements specified in DA PAM 351-4, The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management.
Airborne Soldiers have a long and distinguished tradition of being an elite body of fighting men and women–people who have always set the example for determination and courage. When you volunteer for this training, you accept the challenge of continuing this tradition. The Airborne Soldiers of the past set high standards–it is now up to you to maintain them!
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included.
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.