"Does my soldier's unit have a Facebook page?" is another frequently-asked question on the Ft. Jackson Facebook page...so I'm compiling all the relevant links to basic training units in one place.
193rd BRIGADE (BDE) BATTALIONS/REGIMENTS:
165th BRIGADE (BDE) BATTALIONS/REGIMENTS:
Families of newly arrived trainees should also see my BCT 101 post.
A note about BCT units: Sometimes a family member will post something like, "My son is in Alpha Co. 1st platoon, where is their Facebook page?" That is NOT enough info to correctly identify the unit! You need the battalion/regiment #. Every battalion is made up of 6 companies named A-F (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, and Foxtrot), and every one of those companies has platoons numbered 1 through whatever. There are nine different Alpha companies at BCT, and 36 different platoons called 1st Platoon! So the more info you have, the quicker you will find your way to the correct page.
Just an FYI:
- A platoon is about 35-50 soldiers.
- 4-6 platoons make up a company.
- 4-6 companies make up a battalion.
- 5-6 battalions make up a brigade.