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MOS Occ Field 18: Tank & Assault Amphibious Vehicle


MOS Occ Field 18: Tank & Assault Amphibious Vehicle

For Marines and family members with a MOS in Occupational Field 18: Tank & Assault Amphibious Vehicle, on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

Photo Credit: Official USMC Photo, 3/24/2011 by Cpl Jeff Drew

Members: 103
Latest Activity: Mar 14

Welcome to the OccFld 18 Group!


Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

Click here for the  Marine Detachment site at Ft. Benning

Check the Camp Pendleton web site Click on Formal Schools then Assault Amphibian School Battalion

Discussion Forum

AAV (1833) Swim Quals

Started by manager911. Last reply by LindaK Apr 20, 2016. 1 Reply

AAV Crewman (1833)

Started by manager911. Last reply by LisaLoo Dec 5, 2015. 13 Replies

MOS 1812 Training length

Started by 1stRecruitMom3215 Jul 7, 2015. 0 Replies

AAV Crewman MOS 1833 Starting April 8th

Started by Marine Corps Mom. Last reply by Gabs Candiotti May 11, 2015. 12 Replies

Swim Quals

Started by EMarvel. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 23, 2014. 2 Replies

Chargers visit AAS Bn during military appreciation campaign

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Nov 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Where did the mail go?

Started by Baldwin. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 2, 2013. 3 Replies

1812 M1A1 Armor Crewmen Course length

Started by bluescards55. Last reply by Josh's mom Feb 26, 2013. 6 Replies

Son heading to AAV MOS on Tuesday, February 21st

Started by co marine mom. Last reply by SherryF Feb 8, 2013. 25 Replies

Address for my Marine at Ft Benning

Started by Taylor. Last reply by Taylor Jan 30, 2013. 2 Replies

School Information

Started by ProudILMom - Vici. Last reply by bluescards55 Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

1833 starting 10-23-12

Started by ronrn. Last reply by ronrn Oct 16, 2012. 12 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 14, 2017 at 3:05pm

Hi Melica and welcome!  If you look in the welcome section above, I have provided the direct link to the Marine Detachment site at Ft. Benning.  It looks like there may be a Ft. Benning FB page. (Click the find us on Facebook link just under Senior Commands). 

My best wishes for your Marine as he trains at this MOS phase in his career.

Thank you charliep for this wealth of information!

Comment by charliep on March 14, 2017 at 11:48am

Melica73  This is the right area for tanks, There is not a whole lot going on here.  My son is now a SSgt.  He is on TDY and away from tanks but was a tank and section commander before he left and will be when he comes back. He is at Twentynine Palms.  The bigger component of tanks are at 29.  The school lasts 2 months, so the turnover of family to run and maintain a site is pretty rapid.  FB groups were not big when Matt went thru Benning 6 years ago.  If you have not already looked thru you-tube, I suggest 1_3 Tank School!  It is a good look at what happens.  It is a little out of date only as to location as it was shot at Fort Knox.  It is certainly good as to content.  My son went to school as a Cpl, so he was one of the 4 nco transfers in his class.  He marched his platoon everywhere and led the pt in the morning.  They have long days, up at 5:45 and in bed at 21:00.  I get an email if you post here so I will try to respond if I see a question or a comment.  If we are lucky, maybe others will comment too.  Welcome and we'll see where he goes after school ends.

Comment by Melica73 on March 13, 2017 at 6:45pm

hi there!! wondering if this is where I need to be for my sons mos 1812? please confirm and can we see if there is a fb page for this mos at Fort Benning, GA? thank you!!! :)

Comment by Liberty Belle on September 15, 2015 at 7:52am

Actually, I looked at the USO Georgia website earlier and that was not listed as one of the services they provide. But, you never know. It's worth a try.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 15, 2015 at 7:48am
Hi Aleida! Here is our 15th MEU forum. Hopefully more families still join you there. You can even start your own discussion to connect there in the 15th MEU group. :) If you look in the welcome box you will see a link to the UIP (Unit Information Page) which lists the official links for the 15th MEU and each of the ships. Scroll to other helpful information.

Prayers for your Marine and his unit when they depart.
Comment by alex2toes on September 15, 2015 at 5:27am

Lesia, try talking to the USO for that area, see what they can do for you.

Comment by Liberty Belle on September 15, 2015 at 1:00am

Hi, Leisa-- You might check out amazon. A few companies have birthday cakes listed there, and I know amazon delivers to APO/FPOs.  Hope that helps. 

Comment by Leisa LeeAnn on September 14, 2015 at 10:16pm

anyone have any ideas about how to get a birthday cake to my Marine at Ft. Benning for his 22nd bday?

Comment by Aleida on September 14, 2015 at 7:33pm

My son has moved to Camp Pendleton to be part of 2/1 on the 13th MEU. Does anybody know if there is a MoMs facebook group for this battalion?

Comment by sunshine on August 31, 2015 at 7:08am
Our son is a tracker and he ended up getting a car so he could get around the base. The guys seem to help each other out getting places. But it is practically a city in itself. Maybe he could contact the chapel to see if there is anyone in his area that already attends the church and he could hop a ride.

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