​The Sabalauski Air Assault School

 

Learning Institution of Excellence​

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​Mission
The Sabalauski Air Assault School (TSAAS) is a FORSCOM TDA unit that trains leaders and Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), other Army units and U.S Armed Services in several courses annually.

Official TSAAS Announcements and Advisories
Class Report Times 

            Air AssaultSummer (1 April-30 September): 0500
Winter (1 October- 31 March): 0600

FRIES/SPIES, Rappel Master, Pathfinder:  0830

Pre-Ranger Assessment Course:  Summer (1 April-30 September): 0300
Winter (1 October- 31 March): 0400

Graduation 

Air Assault: 1000
Pathfinder: 1100
Pre-Ranger Assessment Course: 1300

Obstacle Course All reservations must be made in person NLT 48 hours prior to requested date and must submit a completed DD 2977 signed by the unit commander.

 

Air Assault School

Purpose: To train Soldiers in Air Assault operations, sling-load operations, and rappelling.  Upon graduation of the course each Soldier will be able to perform skills required to make maximum use of helicopter assets in training and in combat to support their unit operations.

Course Scope: Soldiers are trained on the missions performed by rotary wing aircraft, aircraft safety, aero-medical evacuation procedures, pathfinder operations, principles and techniques of combat assaults, rappelling techniques, and sling-load operations.  The core POI requires minimum support assets and is adaptable to organic aviation elements.  Both the core instruction and the additional instruction are conducted in a classroom/field environment.

 

Air Assault School Information
Map to TSAAS
Day 0 Instructions
FY17 Class Dates
Authorized Glove List
Insert Times
Packet Instructions
FC Form 4137
Packing List
Off Limit Establishments
Obstacle Course Demo
Lost Order Requests
Off-Post Packet Instructions

Pathfinder Course

Purpose: Army Pathfinders are trained to provide navigational aid and advisory services to military aircraft in areas designated by supported unit commanders.  The Pathfinders’ secondary missions include providing advice and limited aid to units planning air assault or airdrop operations.  During the Pathfinder course students are instructed in aircraft orientation, aero-medical evacuation, close combat assault, ground to air communication procedures, Control Center operations, all three phases of a sling load operation, Helicopter Landing Zone and Pick Up Zone operations, and Drop Zone operations (Computed Air Release Point, Ground Marker Release System, and Verbally Initiated Release System), dealing with U.S. military fixed and rotary wing aircraft for personnel and equipment.

 

Pathfinder Course Information
Map to TSAAS
Day 1 Instructions
FY17 Class Dates
Packet Instructions
FC Form 4137
Packing List
Off Limit Establishments
Lost Order Requests
 

Rappel Master

Purpose:  To teach the air assault school graduate the skills and techniques that are necessary to become a qualified rappel master.

Course Scope:  The course teaches the rappel master's mission, responsibilities, safety SOPs and regulations, anchor systems, equipment familiarization, inspection and maintenance, ground training / hook up, knots, seat inspection, tower refresher / rappelling, and aircraft rigging and control.

 

Rappel Master Course Information
Map to TSAAS
Day 1 Instructions
FY17 Class Dates
Authorized Glove List
Packet Instructions
FC Form 4137
Packing List
Off Limit Establishments
Off-Post Packet Instructions

FRIES/SPIES Master

Purpose:  To teach/train Soldiers on the skills and techniques necessary to become qualified FRIES and SPIES Masters.

Course Scope:  This course teaches the FRIES and SPIES Master's mission, responsibilities, safety SOPs and regulations, anchor systems, equipment familiarization, inspection and maintenance, ground training, knots, tower training, and aircraft rigging and control.  The core POI requires minimum support assets and is adaptable to organic aviation elements.  Both the core instruction and the additional instruction are conducted in a classroom/field environment.

 

FRIES/SPIES Course Information
Map to TSAAS
Day 1 Instructions
FY17 Class Dates
Packet Instructions
FC Form 4137
Packing List
Off Limit Establishments

Pre-Ranger Course

Purpose:  To train, assess, and select Ranger Candidates in order to send the most capable, qualified, and prepared Screaming Eagle Soldiers to the U.S. Army’s premier leadership school.

Course Scope:  This course covers the skills and concepts necessary to achieve success as a Ranger student.  Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to complete an RPFT, 6- and 12-mile road march, CWST, and Land Navigation Exam.  Training will cover individual Soldiers skills and Small Unit Tactics, including Ambushes, Reconnaissance operations, Formations and Movement techniques, Troop Leading Procedures, and Patrol Base Operations.  At the conclusion of the course, Candidates will be better prepared to represent the Division at the U.S. Army Ranger school.

 

Pre-Ranger Course Information
Map to TSAAS
Day 1 Reporting Procedures
Day 1 Foot March Packing List
FY17 Class Dates
Sample CDR Letter of Task Proficiency
FC Form 4137
Packing List
Packet Coversheet
Off Limit Establishments

School Support

  Basic Airborne Refresher  
Sling Load Operations
VIP Tour
Tour
Rappeling Operations
FRIES Operations
Obstacle Course Us

 

School Support Information
FC Form 4178
Obstacle Course SOP
Obstacle Course Demo FAQs

Click to Email TSAAS Operations

 Commander  - 270-956-3880
 1SG  - 270-956-3881
 Executive Officer - 270-956-2439
 Air Assault Chief - 270-956-4549
 Pathfinder Chief - 270-798-4267
 Eagle Marksmanship Academy Chief -  270-798-4265
 Operations - 270-798-4410/3834
 FAX:  270-798-2113
 DSN:  94-635-3834