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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.

The new TC 3-21.220, Static Line Parachuting Techniques and Training, October 2013 is released for units to abide by.

Graduation Information

Graduations are held at Airborne Walk/ Eubanks Field, directly east of the 250' Towers on Main Post. In case of inclement weather during the week, graduation will be held on Fryar Drop Zone. The ceremony begins at 0900 (May-September) and 1100 (October-April) on the final Friday of the three week course. For any further questions, contact the Operations Section 1/507 PIR at (706) 545-6495 (DSN 835-6495) or 545-9994 (DSN 835-9994).

Physical Requirements

1) ALL students must meet the weight requirement of 110 lbs (in ACUs) to attend the Basic Airborne Course. Students must MAINTAIN this weight throughout training and jump week. If a student falls under the minimum weight limit they will be released from the course. The 110 lbs standard is the minimum acceptable weight to meet the minimum 160lbs weight for jumping the T-11ATPS. (110+T-11 weight = 162.2)

Commander's Corner

Inprocessing

Students must arrive NLT 1200 to BLDG 2747 (1-507th PIR Headquarters) on their designated report date. Personnel who arrive after 1200 will not be in-processed with that scheduled class but may be rolled into the next scheduled class or will be returned to their duty station. Promptly at 1200 on the reporting date, the designated fill company will conduct in processing. The in processing sequence of events includes Adjutant General, finance, transportation, room assignment, equipment issue, and platoon/squad assignment. In processing students should not expect to be released earlier than 1800 hours.

  • Map for Inprocessing.
  • Report for inprocessing in duty uniform.
  • Meet all standards outlined in AR 670-1.
  • Arrive with minimum of ten copies of orders, or DA Form 1610 with complete fund site, which assigns or attaches you to the 1/507th PIR for airborne training. BAC volunteers may not attend the course in a leave, permissive TDY, or permissive jump status.
  • AIRBORNE PHYSICAL. Volunteers reporting to the BAC in a PCS or TDY en-route status must have these records in their possession.

NOTE: Volunteers over 35 years of age (general officers, field grade officers, warrant officers [W-3 through W-5] and enlisted personnel in pay grade E-5 and above) may attend the BAC when granted an age waiver when the examining medical officer determines the volunteer is physically capable of completing the BAC the student’s O-5 or above must submit a memorandum stating the volunteer is physically fit for airborne training.

CLICK HERE for a sample age waiver.

CLICK HERE for a sample medical waiver.

Marine/Navy Reporting

Air Force Reporting

Student Requirements

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.

Physical Training

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is used by the Basic Airborne Course (BAC) to ensure Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines meet minimum physical fitness requirements necessary to successfully complete Airborne training. In order to enter the course, the prospective student MUST score a MINIMUM of 60% on the lowest age group scale. This equates to 42 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, and a 15:54 or faster on the 2-mile run for males and 19 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, and an 18:54 or faster on the 2-mile run for females.

Physical fitness is conducted daily at the BAC for three reasons:
  1. Esprit de corps - doing PT together reinforces training together.
  2. PT sparks the mind and body to be ready for a full day of training.
  3. PT provides cadre with a means to assess for injuries.

The BAC is NOT a physical fitness school. Our primary task is to teach members of the Department of Defense how to safely conduct static line parachuting. PT is included to indoctrinate Soldiers into the Army lifestyle and to ensure they are mentally and physically prepared for the rigors of daily Airborne training. A lack of either could be grounds for dismissal from the course.

Injuries. Many Soldiers try to "gut" through an injury so as not to be perceived as "weak." This can result in them becoming more serious injuries during the most critical phase of the course - jump week. Daily PT is yet another means of risk mitigation focusing on Soldier safety here at the BAC.

Hot and cold weather mitigation. All PT sessions are subject to change based on current weather and humidity conditions Typical PT Session. You must participate in daily PT by completing the exercises and distance run. A typical daily PT session includes warm up exercises, Calisthenics, Guerilla/Grass Drills, Circuit Training or a 3.2 to 4-mile formation run. Males and females run in the same formation during PT and the average pace is approximately 9-minutes per mile.

 

DAILY PT SCHEDULE AT THE BAC:

All exercises in the BAC are conducted in strict adherence to FM 21-20. The typical, day-by-day PT schedule follows*:

Ground Week          Tower Week

* Upon completion of daily PT, ALL BAC students will execute at least five (5) consecutive pull-ups (palms facing in) prior to departing the PT area.

PT UNIFORM

BAC APFT ENTRANCE STANDARDS

HEAT ACCLIMATIZATION GUIDE

WARNING: When conducting physical training prior to the Basic Airborne Course at your home station, design a program to achieve the following: completion of a 4-mile run with a time of 36 minutes or faster after conducting 30 minutes of strenuous activity (muscular strength exercises, muscular endurance exercises, calisthenics, and grass drills).

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.

Jump Policy

REFERENCE:

Department of the Army (DA) approved Permissive Parachute Program, as described in AR 614-100/200, AR 350-1 and McoE Regulation 350-3.

GENERAL:

This describes the strict policy for personnel not assigned to the 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, but who desire to participate in parachute operations with that unit. This policy also applies to personnel on hazardous duty orders for the conduct of parachute operations and those personnel authorized to conduct parachute operations under the auspices of the DA approved Permissive Parachuting Program.

(The 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment is hereafter known as "the Battalion." Personnel not assigned to the Battalion who desire to participate in parachute operations with the Battalion are known hereafter as "Guest Jumpers.")

The Battalion S3 / S3 Air is the Commander’s executive agent for administering the Guest Jumper parachute policy. The following provides basic guidance:

  • Individuals requesting to jump with the Battalion are included in three categories. These categories are: 1) on jump status assigned to Fort Benning, 2) on jump status not assigned to Fort Benning, 3) On permissive jump status (on or off Fort Benning).
  • The S3 Air allocates 5 Guest Jumper slots per jump except on Jump One. This is to ensure that incorporating Guest Jumpers into the student jumps does not become a training distracter for our students.
  • Typical Jump Schedule:
    • Mon – Jump # 1Load Time (LT) 1100 (No Slots)
    • Mon– Jump #2 LT 1500 (5 Slots)
    • Tue – Jump #3 LT 1000 (5 Slots)
    • Tue– Jump #4 LT 1400 (5 Slots)
    • Wed – Jump # 5 LT 2100 (1900 Winter) (5 Slots)
  • Guest Jumpers jump on a space available basis, and may be removed from the manifest due to aircraft maintenance, inclement weather or other mission oriented obstacles. The Basic Airborne Course mission comes first.
  • The MCoE G3 Air will screen jump requests on a priority basis. Personnel who are potential pay losses (in a "pay hurt status") will receive the first consideration for a boarding pass.
  • Personnel on jump status who have not coordinated with their unit’s S3 Air Officer, or NCO will not jump. The unit S3 Air will notify the MCoE G3 Air and then fax the required documentation to obtain the Guest Jumper a jump slot.

Procedures to receive a boarding pass by the category listed above:

  1. On jump status, assigned to Fort Benning:
    • Unit S3 Air coordinates with the 1/507th S3 Air NLT seven days prior to the desired jump date to determine the number of slots available.
    • The requesting unit S3 Air will have the soldier hand-carry one copy of the individual’s DA Form 1307 and a copy of the individual’s hazardous duty orders (the copies will be kept on file for future reference) to the 1/507th S3 Air.
    • 1/507th S3 Air will validate all required documentation.
    • Once approved, additional coordinations should be made with the Battalion S-3 Air, the Friday prior to the desired jump week, to ensure a seat is reserved on the aircraft and specific timeline or changes are explained.
    • Jumper will report to the Battalion S3 Air Jump Branch (McCarthy Hall – LAAF) NLT 0800 the day of the jump. Jumper will receive sustained airborne training, get manifested and receive a boarding pass.
    • Upon completion of the jump, jumper will return the parachute to the 1/507th rigger Control and Issue (C&I) and report to the Battalion S3 Air, at Jump Branch for a copy of the manifest.
  2. On jump status, not assigned to Fort Benning:
    • Unit S3 Air coordinates with the MCoE G3 Air NLT TEN days prior to the desired jump date to determine the number of slots available.
    • The requesting unit S3 Air will fax one copy of the individual’s DA Form 1307, a DA Form 4187 signed by an O-6 (or O-5 serving in O-6 position with assumption of command orders), or above, stating that the individual is authorized to jump with the Battalion, and which days the individual is allowed to jump, and a memorandum signed by their first O-6 in there Chain of Command and a copy of the individual’s hazardous duty orders (the copies will be kept on file for future reference) to the MCoE G3 Air. A good POC and number must accompany the request, failure to provide could result in your request not being processed if a question arises.
    • MCoE G3 Air will validate all required documentation and provide a copy to the 1/507th PIR S3 Air.
    • Once approved, additional coordination should be made with the Battalion S-3 Air, the Friday prior to the desired jump week, to ensure a seat is reserved on the aircraft and specific timeline or changes are explained.
    • Jumper will report to the Battalion S3 Air, at Jump Branch (McCarthy Hall – LAAF) NLT 0800 the day of the jump. Jumper will receive sustained airborne training, get manifested and receive a boarding pass.
    • Upon completion of the jump, jumper will return the parachute to the 1/507th rigger Control and Issue (C&I) and report to the Battalion S3 Air, at Jump Branch for a copy of the manifest.
  3. On Permissive Jump status (on or off Fort Benning status):
    • Fort Benning cannot place any soldier not assigned to the MCoE on permissive jump Status. The Commanding General ONLY of that individual soldier Chain of Command can place him/her on permissive jump status.
    • Unit S3 Air coordinates with the MCoE G3 Air NLT TEN days prior to the desired jump date to determine the number of slots available. If slots are available the Unit S3 Air or Soldier will send the MCoE G3 Air a signed Permissive Jump Status Memo signed by the Commanding General Officer in the Chain of Command (assigned to Fort Benning - Fort Benning Permissive Jump Status Memo signed by the G-3, a DA Form 4187 signed by an O-6 (or O-5 serving in O-6 position with assumption of command orders), or above, stating that the individual is authorized to jump with the Battalion, and which days the individual is allowed to jump, and a memorandum signed by their first O-6 in their Chain of Command and a copy of the individual’s hazardous duty orders. The Permissive Jump Status Packet for personnel assigned to Fort Benning must go thru G-3 to CG, McoE for Fort Benning approval.
    • MCoE G3 Air will validate all required documentation and provide a copy to the 1/507th PIR S3 Air.
    • Once approved, additional coordinations should be made with the Battalion S-3 Air, the Friday prior to the desired jump week, to ensure a seat is reserved on the aircraft and specific timeline or changes are explained.
    • Jumper will report to the Battalion S3 Air, at Jump Branch (McCarthy Hall – LAAF) NLT 0800 the day of the jump. Jumper will receive sustained airborne training, get manifested and receive a boarding pass.
    • Upon completion of the jump, jumper will return the parachute to the 1/507th rigger Control and Issue (C&I) and report to the Battalion S3 Air, at Jump Branch for a copy of the manifest.
VIP List and Alternate Boarding Pass Procedures:

The Battalion’s S3 Air maintains a list of personnel authorized to jump without a boarding pass. The VIP/Alternate Boarding Pass List is approved by the Battalion Commander and is updated daily by the S3 Air.

Pre-jump Training:

The Battalion’s pre-jump is conducted by the Jump Branch Master Trainer at 0800 hrs for all jumps. Guest Jumpers must be in duty uniform and have their Boarding pass, Identification Card, Identification Tags, and ACH (configured for Airborne Operations) for pre-jump training. Guest Jumpers who miss manifest call or pre-jump will not jump.

Jump Refresher Training:

Jump Refresher is mandatory for soldiers that have not made a jump within the last 6 months. A Jump Refresher memorandum from the jumper’s unit certifying the jumper has completed Jump Refresher Training is required and must be signed by a qualified and current Jumpmaster. Personnel from 199th Infantry Brigade attending the Battalion’s Jump Refresher must furnish the S3 Air a copy of that memorandum. Jump Refresher for 1/507th PIR Regiment is provided, as needed, at Tower Branch. If a jumper requires Jump Refresher through 1/507th PIR coordination is made through the S3 Air.

POC for questions regarding the above policy should be addressed to the either the MCoE G3 Air at (706) 545- 2255 / 0747 or the 1/507th S3 Air, (706) 545-1868, or DSN 835-1868.

BAC Training

Students are trained by the same Platoon Sergeants, Section Sergeants, and Squad Leaders for all three phases of training, (Ground, Tower, and Jump). The execution of this teaching philosophy strengthens unit cohesion, discipline, and supervision while providing quality paratroopers throughout the force.

Ground Week

Tower Week

Jump Week

Training Calendar

FM 3-21.220

Refresher Training

Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR) is mandatory for soldiers that have not made a jump within the last 6 months. Airborne Refresher for all personnel is conducted at Tower Branch (Control Descent Tower) as requested. Report to the Tower with ACH (configured for Airborne Operations), ID Card, and ID Tags. BAR will be IAW TC 3-21.220 and will take approximately 2 ½ hours. If a jumper requires Airborne Refresher through 1/507th PIR coordination is made through the S3 Air at (706) 545-1868 or DSN: 835-1868. Upon completion of the training the Tower Master Trainer will provide the jumper with a memorandum of completion.

BAC Leaders Survey

Alpha Company
CPT Michael Slapik Photo 1SG RONNIE E BLOUNT Photo

CPT
Michael A. Slapik

1SG
Ronnie E. Blount

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Alpha Company Contact

Alpha Company First Sergeant:     706-545-4253

Bravo Company
CPT BALILES MICHAEL B Photo 1SG Abel I. Marte Photo

CPT
Michael B. Baliles

1SG
Abel I. Marte

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Bravo Company Contact

Bravo Company Commander and First Sergeant: 706-545-3698

Charlie Company
CPT ROSA NEFJOVENY J.jpg Photo 1SG George Weill Photo

CPT
Nefjoveny J. Rosa

1SG
George S. Weill

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Charlie Company Contact

Charlie Company Commander:     706-575-8260
Charlie Company First Sergeant:     706-545-5820