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 Company B, 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion and Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted battle drills March 13th and 14th on Fort Bragg. The paratroopers conducted the battle drills in preparation for training involving live ammunition.