Soldier Combat Skills

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Soldiers learn essential combat skills

Air Assault School is widely known as a tough course and, by design, it weeds out those who don’t meet the requirements. The road marches, obstacle courses, sling-load operations and rappelling are physically and emotionally demanding; however, probably the most important task the Soldiers must master during the two-week course is attention to detail.

On “zero day,” 148 Soldiers recently reported to the Light Fighters School where the Air Assault School is taught.

During the course, students are required to lay out their gear. Those who didn’t pack properly are immediately cut from the course, while the rest proceed to an obstacle course. (continue reading…)

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