Category Archives: Best Squad Competition

Panthers Compete for August Best Squad

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division recently vied for the honor of Best Squad in a competition held August 21 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Panther paratroopers completed maintenance-focus tasks like changing tires on a Humvee and performing vehicle recover before conducing a more than four-mile forced march to a FBNC range. At the range, paratroopers completed a written test evaluating their knowledge of Army regulations and operations before conducting a live-fire stress shoot.

The 3BCT paratroopers then completed team-focused cognitive test evaluating their mental agility to use PVC piping to build a cube a teammate could pass through. After completing the cognitive test, the 3BCT paratroopers completed the Best Squad Competition by conducting another forced march back to their starting point.

A squad of paratroopers from the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion emerged victorious from the competition. On average, the Cobalt paratroopers earned a better score on each station while finishing the forced-marches in competitive times.

June Best Squad Competition

Paratroopers from across the Panther brigade competed in the brigade’s monthly Best Squad Competition earlier this month on Fort Bragg.

The competition required the Panthers to ruckmarch over six miles and then complete numerous stations testing their medical knowledge, Airborne proficiency, medical skills and mental agility.

Panthers Compete for May Best Squad

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division participated in the brigade’s May Best Squad Competition on May 2, 2018.

The competition is a monthly contest to determine the top squad in the Panther brigade and often challenges the physical and mental fitness of the participants.

This month’s competition required paratroopers to ruckmarch over 6 miles on Fort Bragg, taking them up and down Coolyconch Mountain while testing their communication skills and memory.