Airborne Course Liaison Information

 

The Marine Corps Detachment on Ft. Benning is located at 6998 Old Cusseta Highway, Building 4200, Fort Benning GA 31905. All questions regarding the Basic Airborne Course should be directed to the Infantry Training Company Operations Chief. Comm (706) 626-5028 DSN 620 or (706)626-5028. Fax 706-626-5013. robert.r.brukardt.mil@mail.mil

 

REPORTING INFORMATION

 

All Marines and Sailors will report to the 1-507th HQ, Bldg 2747 located at 7481 Riordan Street on Thursday. Staff duty will direct students E-6 and below to training company for billeting.

All Marines and Sailors will meet with the Marine Liaison Friday from 0800-1200 in the HQ classroom (Bldg 2747) for in-processing.

All Marines and Sailors will report in the appropriate utility uniform and have a regulation haircut. IAW the Basic Airborne Course SOP (BACSOP) no facial hair of any kind is authorized while a student.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

 

Orders must be fully funded and endorsed in block 18 of DD form 1610. Must have school reservation in MCTIMS/ATRRS (No exceptions). Medical and Dental records ARE NOT needed. Only 1 copy of DD Form 2808.

!!DO NOT REPORT TO THE MARDET!!

Do not get a tattoo 30 days prior to training or while in training – you will be dropped.

Do not report without a signed Commander’s Certification Letter. MUST BE A 0-5 OR ABOVE.

Commander’s Certification Letter (must be completed within 30 days of your report date)

Arrive with:

  • 5 Copies of your orders from DTS (DD form 1610) TECOM FUNDING LETTER OR UNIT GENERATED TAD ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • 1 Copy of Commander's Certification Letter
  • 1 Copy of your physical (DD Form 2808) MUST STATE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: QUALIFIED FOR AIRBORNE, SO, NSW, DIVE, RANGER, OR MFF in one of the following blocks: 15C, 74A, 77 or 78. DD Form 2808 must have been completed within 5 years of report date.

DIVERS: Ensure that you have been placed in a PCS status in DJRS.

 

Course Description

 

The Army Basic Airborne Course consists of three training phases culminating in five qualifying jumps from an aircraft in flight. The phases are as follows

Ground week - Don and adjust the main and reserve parachutes(T-11), identify components inside a C130/C17 aircraft and respond to actions inside the aircraft using the mock door, exit the 34-foot tower, execute parachute landing falls, execute parachute landing falls off the lateral drift apparatus, and perform methods of recovery.

Tower week - Respond to jump commands (C130/C17) and execute mass exits using the mock door, demonstrate proficiency in fixed-wing aircraft exits from the 34-foot tower wearing combat equipment, demonstrate techniques for deploying the reserve, control the risers from the suspended harness, execute parachute landing falls correctly from the swing landing trainer, and execute a drop from the 250-foot free tower.

Jump week - Correctly don and adjust the parachute, reserve, and combat equipment, respond to jump commands inside an aircraft, control body position after jumping from an aircraft until parachute opening shock, control the parachute during descent, execute a parachute landing fall, and control the parachute upon landing while making five qualifying parachute jumps from an aircraft in flight.

 

WAVIERS & PREREQUISITES

 

BIC WAIVER
BIC Waiver
For all Marines attempting to gain a seat to the Basic Airborne Course and your unit and billet does NOT require jumpers, you must send a unit waiver request to HQMC Plans, Policies, and Operations MSgt Mikel R. Latham, mikel.latham@usmc.mil. Please submit all requests 60 days in advance.

All students age 36 and over require an AGE WAIVER.

  • Marine Age Waivers will be submitted to POG-40 Parachute Advocate NLT 60 days prior to attending the course. mikel.latham@usmc.mil Master Sergeant Latham, Plans, Policies, and Operations POG-40 Parachute Advocate. Waivers requested after this deadline cannot be guaranteed.
  • Navy Age Waivers will be submitted to Marine Detachment ITC Operations Chief NLT 30 days prior to attending the course. robert.r.brukardt.mil@mail.mil Master Sergeant Brukardt, Marine Detachment ITC Operations Chief.
  • Personnel will be notified by the MARDET when the age waiver has been approved/disapproved.

AGE WAIVER must include the following:


MARINES AND SAILORS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ABLE TO PASS THE FOLLOWING ARMY PFT STANDARDS

MALES
-PUSH UPS (42) (2 MIN)
-SIT UPS (53) (2 MIN)
-RUN (15:54) (2 MILE)
-FLEXED ARM HANG (20 SEC)

FEMALES
-PUSH UPS (19) (2 MIN)
-SIT UPS (53) (2 MIN)
-RUN (18:54) (2 MILE)
-FLEXED ARM HANG (20 SEC)

PT Test Video

 

Gear List

 
  • 2 sets of Woodland MCCUUs (minimum)
  • Marine Corps running suit OR green sweat top and bottom
  • 2 pair Marine Corps issued boots (unit-issue boots are not authorized)
  • 6 green T-shirts (no unit logo - under armor shirts are not authorized)
  • 6 pair boot socks
  • 6 pair white socks (covering the ankle bone) (no logos, brands, stripes etc.)
  • 2 MCMAP belts (web belt may be worn)
  • 2 covers
  • 2 combination padlocks
  • 1 serviceable military ID card
  • 1 pair ID tags with chain - no silencers or 550 cord
  • 1 pair running shoes (no 5 toed shoes)
  • 2 pair issued eyeglasses (if required) with retainer band *contacts are not authorized*
  • 2 pair green PT shorts (NO UNIT OR OTHER COLOR SHORTS)
  • Recommended: 1 qt. OD green military issued canteen

Cold weather uniform items-Oct through Mar

Marines

  • CIF issued tan watch cap
  • Black or tan gloves
  • Woodland MCCUU Gortex Jacket,/
  • USMC issued poly-pro top or warming layer (such as green USMC sweat top)

Navy

  • Blue Sweats
  • Black watch cap
  • Black gloves with green liners
  • Field Jacket

US Navy personnel specific gear

  • 2 sets of PT Gear - gold T-shirts and blue shorts only
  • Navy personnel serving in FMF may wear Marine Corps woodland/desert MCCUU and tan boots (Use proper Navy PT gear or Marine green on green for PT gear)
 

Billeting

 

E-6 and below are billeted in the Airborne barracks WITHOUT EXCEPTION! E-7 and above are billeted in Abrams Hall (BOQ/BEQ). Cost is $66.50+tax a day. Messing is provided for all ranks at no cost. Orders must state “Government messing is provided” and “Attendance at Basic Airborne School” in block 16.

Reservations for Officers and E-7 and above can be made at Abram Hall by calling 706-689-0067 ext. 2800 or online at http://www.benningmwr.com/lodging.php. If unavailable, the BEQ/BOQ will issue you a statement of non-availability. If you are an E-7 and above a rental car is highly encouraged due to the distance between BEQ/BOQ/off post lodging and the school, but must be unit funded.

 

Detaching

 

All students (graduates & drops) will be met by a representative of the MARDET immediately after graduation/dismissal to receive detaching orders. This paperwork is required to settle your travel claim. DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT THESE ORDERS.

 

External Resources

 

Example Airborne School Checklist
Army's Basic Airborne Course website
FY17 Course Schedule
FY18 Course Schedule

 

Chow Hall Information

 

For hours, locations and prices
http://www.benning.army.mil/tenant/DOL/dining.htm