Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division compete in the brigade’s April Best Squad Competition.
The event pitted squad-sized teams of soldiers from the brigade’s Forward Support Companies against each other in friendly competition to determine the month’s top squad.
The competition included five stations testing the paratroopers’ knowledge in communication, airborne proficiency, weapons assembly and maintenance spread over a seven-mile ruckmarch route, half of which the soldiers had to wear their M50 Protective Masks.
Paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division trained at the United States Army Advanced Airborne School on Fort Bragg, N.C. with a Stinger Missile Jump Packs on March 13 and 14. The paratroopers trained with the specialized equipment in preparation to conduct static-line airborne operations with the surface-to-air missile.
Paratroopers assigned 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division competed in the brigade’s Best Squad Competition held March 6 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The competition tested the paratroopers’ physical fitness, grit and technical skill through a series of tasks during a seven-mile ruck march.