Infantrymen from across the 3rd Brigade Combat Team spent early May training to prepare themselves to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge on Fort Bragg.
Highly valued by Infantrymen, earning the EIB is a testament to the Paratrooper’s technical skill, tactical knowledge and physical endurance.
Testing for the EIB occurred the second week of May on Fort Bragg, requiring candidates to succeed in a grueling evaluation culminating in a 12-mile timed ruckmarch.
Do you have questions about the upcoming deployment?
We are hosting a deployment fair at the Pope Army Airfield Family Readiness Group to answer them!
Come and hear from senior brigade leadership about the deployment and learn about the tremendous amount of resources available to the families of 3rd Brigade Paratroopers!
Two deployment fairs will be held:
Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Click HERE to RSVP
Wednesday, May 29th from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Click HERE to RSVP
We congratulate Sgt. Puckett of the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Pfc. Viuhkola of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment; they are the 3rd Brigade NCO and Paratrooper of the Quarter!
These paratroopers prevailed over their peers during a multi-day competition testing their tactical competency and grit during a physical fitness test, a live call-for-fire exercise and a board in front of the brigade’s senior NCO leadership.