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.
Command Sgt. Maj. Victor Del Valle assumed responsibility of 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in a ceremony held Tuesday, April 30th on the 82nd Airborne Division Patio.
Del Valle has a distinguished career in the Airborne Community and the 82nd Airborne Division, having previous service in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and most recently in the 1st Brigade Combat Team as an Operations Sergeant Major.
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.