Panther paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment competed and dominated at the Army Best Mortar Competition at Fort Benning!
Staff Sgt. Pennington, Sergeant Mosser, Corporal Norton, and Corporal Nolan are from Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-505 PIR competed in the grueling competition involving physical fitness tests, warrior skills and mortar proficiency.
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.