18X Timeline - here is the best explanation and breakdown > Click Here
Airborne at same - week or so of hold after OSUT (typically)?
No typical wait time - some go within a couple of days, or the next week, or.... All depends on how backed up Airborne school is when the Soldier arrives.
SFPC at Ft Bragg? how long is this course? assuming a high washout rate? SFAS at Ft Bragg this is now 3 weeks?
See the timeline link I posted above.
Typically some time in hold between SFPC and SFAS?
Again, it all depends - possibly some hold time, possibly none.
If my son makes it through all of the above and is chosen at the completion of SFAS, Q Course begins pretty much right away?
Depends on how many are in line ahead of him.
Once past Airborne, are there any graduation or ceremonial goings-on that families typically attend?
Special Forces Graduation - where they receive their Green Beret and Tab
_________________"Your Soldiers are actually safer with their heavily armed buddies in a warzone than they are riding around Main Street USA on a Saturday night with their friends back at home!" - Army Medic Dad
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