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 Post subject: 18X Timeline
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:51 am 
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Hi AMD -

I'd like to run my understanding of this process by you and make sure I know what I think I know. :wink:

Obviously:

1. OSUT at Ft Benning
2. Airborne at same - week or so of hold after OSUT (typically)?

Here's where I get a little fuzzy:

3. SFPC at Ft Bragg? how long is this course? assuming a high washout rate? is it a "light" version of SFAS?

4. SFAS at Ft Bragg this is now 3 weeks? and this is the course portrayed on the Discovery Channel show "Two Weeks in Hell"?

Typically some time in hold between SFPC and SFAS?

5. 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?

Once past Airborne, are there any graduation or ceremonial goings-on that families typically attend? I would think not because of the nature of the selection process; I'm getting bombarded with family questions and want to give accurate answers. With three weddings and two Family Days and OSUT graduations, budgets are rather overstrained for the next year or so.

As always, thanks for your help!

An aside that I think is kinda funny (YMMV) - son is driving cross country to go my nephew's Family Day at Benning. He'll fly back home and one week later we'll be at MEPS sending him back to Benning to begin his new adventures.

Shelley


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 Post subject: Re: 18X Timeline
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:23 am 
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18X Timeline - here is the best explanation and breakdown > Click Here


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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.


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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.


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Typically some time in hold between SFPC and SFAS?

Again, it all depends - possibly some hold time, possibly none.


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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.


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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

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 Post subject: Re: 18X Timeline
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:45 am 
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Awesome link, thanks.

Great reference to be able to understand info tossed out in conversation and not have to constantly ask for clarification.

Shelley


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 Post subject: Re: 18X Timeline
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PtonsMadre wrote:
Awesome link, thanks.

Great reference to be able to understand info tossed out in conversation and not have to constantly ask for clarification.

I agree. I just found that link last night while looking for a more detailed answer to your timeline question.

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 Post subject: Re: 18X Timeline
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:52 pm 
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Here's a shocker - son was even appreciative. I sent it to he and his Dad and Preston hadn't seen the info in that format.

Score 1 for AMD and Mom!


Thanks again,

Shelley

Mom of Preston - OSUT Ft Benning - leaving 4/10
Aunt of Adam - OSUT Ft Benning - graduating 5/10


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