82nd Airborne Division paratroopers trained to jump into and seize key terrain during a Joint Forcible Entry exercise late Tuesday, August 14th on Fort Bragg’s Holland Drop Zone.
Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted the JFE to hone their combat skills and leadership techniques while showcasing their proficiency at the division’s hallmark mission.
After conducting the jump into Holland Drop Zone, the paratroopers assembled and began combat operations as daylight quickly faded. The rest of the week was filled with varying scenarios testing not only their tactical skills, but their ability to innovate and improvise solutions to complex problems.
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.