For the third year in a row, a Mortar Team from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division has won the U.S. Army’s Best Mortar Competition.
The team was composed of Staff Sgt. James Pennington, Sgt. Alex Norton, Spc. Christian Elliot and Pfc. Loren Dow and celebrated their victory at a formal ceremony on April 11, 2019.
The competition held in early April at Fort Benning, Georgia, was a multi-day event drawing teams in from across the U.S. Army.
Events during the competition tested every team’s ability to work together through a series of mental, physical and tactical evaluations.