Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Site
Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
The Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Course are still being conducted as
sterile courses to protect the students and cadre from COVID-19. Preventive
measures are taken to ensure the safety and well-being of the Soldiers in
the course and to mitigate potential exposure to COVID-19. Students from
outside of Fort Benning who originally had ATRRS reservations may attend
currently scheduled courses if the following actions are taken.
- All students reporting to the Airborne Course (2E-SI5P/SQIP/011-SQIP)
and Ranger Class 08-20 will quarantine at their current duty station for 14
days and travel to Ft Benning via sterile transportation.
- Student's current unit submits a memorandum to United States Army
Infantry School (USAIS) Commandant for approval to attend the desired
functional school stating quarantine procedures and sterile transportation
to FBGA. The memo must be signed by 1-star General Officer and submitted to
United States Army Infantry School (USAIS) Commandant for review and
- Quarantine is defined as, a 14 day period in a barracks or barracks
like environment with minimal outside contact to ensure no spread of viral
vectors to individuals in quarantine.
- Sterile Transportation is defined as, government transportation with no
exposure to outside threats during the trip. It does not include commercial
air, rail, bus, or POV travel. Units are responsible to consolidate
students and procure sterile, government transportation from origin to Fort
- Individuals that fail to meet the requirements as outlined above will not
gain entry to the course and will be returned to their point of origin.
Day Zero activities include:
- Student accountability
- COVID screening
- Administrative / Medical in-processing into Ranger School
- Student turned over to 4th RTBn for in-processing and Day 1
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.
Waiver Guidance Airborne School