Category Archives: Operations

2-505th PIR Conducts Inaugural “Vandervoort Mile”

Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment honored an Airborne legend Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25.

The 2P paratroopers ruck marched 25.05 miles overnight on Fort Bragg in honor of Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort, the 2-505th PIR’s commander during the Normandy Invasion.

Recon Paratroopers Conduct Qualification Range

Recon paratroopers form 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment conducted an M4 qualification range Sunday, January 13th as part of their Crew Gunnery Course at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

The qualification range is the first step as the Squadron’s paratroopers progress in their Off-Post-Training cycle at Fort Pickett.

The off-post training cycle gives paratroopers and leaders of the Squadron an opportunity to conduct realistic, tough training in the complex environment offered by Fort Pickett’s range complex.



Fury Paratroopers Conduct Weapons Training

Fort Bragg-based paratroopers recently conducted live fire-ranges to familiarize themselves with various weapon systems.

Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted M9 Pistol, Shotgun and M320 Grenade Launcher ranges at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

The battalion conducted the off-post training cycle at Camp Atterbury to give paratroopers and leaders the opportunity to conduct tough, complex training in a realistic environment.