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SITREPS 508/1

1-508 PIR SITREP for 12 JUN - 25 JUN 17

The focus during the past two weeks was conducting CS-17 fielding, and WFX 17-05. From 04 - 17 JUN 1-508 assumed responsibility for 1BCT and conducted Mission Analysis, COA DEV, and an OPORD brief at the MTC in support of WFX 17-05. From 09 - 17 JUN 1BCT fought in support of OPERATION CASPIAN CHALLENGE helping to defeat Ariana and restore peace to Atropia. Additionally, our maintenance team completed services on over 1000 pieces of equipment, to include NVGs, rifles, pro-masks and rolling stock. Finally, we completed DRC change over and transitioned GRB1 to 1-505 allowing us to execute block leave from 16 JUN - 04 JUL.

We also have great news to report from the Advanced Airborne School. All 7 x 1-508 PIR students in this Jumpmaster class successfully completed JMPI and are now awaiting PWAC next month.

1-508 PIR Readiness Statistics:

1-508 PIR - Overall Individual Qualification: 100%
1-508 PIR M4 Qualification: 100%
1-508 PIR M9 Qualification: 98.1%

1-508 PIR Aggregate Crew Qualification: 100%
1-508 PIR M240 Qualification: 100%
1-508 PIR M3 Carl Gustav: 100%

1-508 PIR Aggregate Platform Qualification: 100%
1-508 PIR 60mm Mortar: 100%

1-508 PIR Aggregate Personnel Non-Deployable: 13%
1-508 PIR MRC-3 Total #: 38
1-508 PIR MRC-4 Total #: 0
1-508 PIR MED Board Total #: 20
1-508 PIR Chapter #: 17
1-508 PIR SRP Packets Complete: 100%

1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate: 94.0%
1-508 PIR Pacing Item OR Rate: 100%
1-508 PIR Overdue Services: 10
1-508 PIR NMC Equipment Over 60 Days: 4
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - Internal: 1
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - External: 2
1-508 PIR Pieces of Excess Property: 25

UAS FY17 Flight Hours to Date: 287 hours RAVEN, 10.5 hours PUMA, 20 hours Instant Eye

FIGHT TONIGHT

1. Marksmanship.

On 13JUN2017, 52 x 1-508 PIR Paratroopers from Bravo Company conducted a M4 Stress Shoot in order to practice engaging targets under austere conditions. Paratroopers completed a rigorous physical circuit prior to engaging targets in order to simulate the physical and mental stress associated with a real world fire fight. Keys tasks included: proper barrier shooting technique, accurately engaging targets, weapon safety while maneuvering around the barrier, and changing magazines. Each paratrooper completed several iterations including left and right handed firing. (storyboard attached).

2. Physical Fitness.

On 16JUN17 C/1-508 and D/1-508 conducted a no-notice APFT in support of the Gavin Cup.

3. Medical Skills.

The medical platoon leadership supported WFX 17-05 by processing casualty evacuations for an entire brigade. This included medical support planning for an Air Assault, and casualty feeder card preparation. Our medical team used this training to work out procedures for reporting and battle tracking with our S1 in our ALOC as we prep for the BCT JOAX and JRTC later this year.

4. Communication.

In addition to the continued CS-17 and NETT warrior fielding, the S6 team took advantage of WFX 17-05 to enhance our TOC connectivity and use of CPOF and other key SIPR systems. We were able to train new Paratroopers on Ventrillo and CPOF. Additionally, the battle captains and S6 were introduced to a new web-based common operating system, ARES, that we hope to use in future training scenarios.

5. Small Unit Tactics.

On 14JUN2017, 49 x 1-508 PIR Paratroopers from Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie companies engaged in AT weapons training at Range 44, conducting a series of firing tables during day and night conditions. The key tasks trained for the range included familiarization with the weapon systems, firing and crew drill TTPs, types and purpose of Gustav ammunition, daylight engagements and use of PEQ-15/PAS-13 during night engagements. The Battalion fired 400 AT-4 9mm training rounds, 26 live AT4s, and 15 Live Carl Gustav. This training made the battalion more lethal against our armored enemy.(storyboard attached).

6. Mastery of Maintenance.

Over the past two weeks, 1-508 PIR's Maintenance section focused on completing services for over 1000 pieces of equipment including pro-masks, NVGs, rifles, and rolling stock. Additionally, on 13 JUN, A Co turned in 4 x PSDs of excess property to DLA and the BN S4 scheduled a follow-on appointment for the rest of the battalion on 06 July with the help of 5-73 CAV's logistics team. In preparation for this turn-in DLA is sending a representative to the 1Fury AO to pre-inspect paperwork and educate our supply and maintenance team on their procedures to expedite the turn-in process. Finally, we continued to add 10/20 BII to our deferred status ordering bringing our BN total to over $400K.

7. Airborne Proficiency.

On 12JUN17, 196 x 1-508 Paratroopers executed an Airborne operation to improve jumpmaster proficiency, meet progression, and ensure no Paratroopers became pay loss during block leave.

On 16JUN17, 46 x 1-508 Paratroopers were scratched due to weather.

8. Live Fire Exercises.

NSTR.

School Updates.

1-508 PIR has 54 Ranger-qualified Paratroopers, with another leader, SPC Leischner (A Co) currently in the Florida Phase of Ranger School, with an expected graduation date of 23 JUN.

We currently have 41 Jumpmasters, and seven Paratroopers awaiting PWAC. On 05JUN17 Alpha Company sent SSG Demars to the FBGA Jumpmaster School.

GRF Operations.

On 15 JUN, 1-508 PIR transitioned all GRB1 responsibilities, including DRC guard, to 1-505. We de-rigged all of our vehicles, and each of them returned to the motor-pool under their own power. 4 of those vehicles went to CS-17 fielding. 1-508 PIR is now the GRB3.

WIN TOMORROW'S FIGHT

C/1-508 PIR executed their third weekly Teleconference with the FSR and Acquisitions Officers associated with the NETT Warrior Future Initiatives fielding. Charlie Company has coordinated for equipment fielding following Block Leave, and continues to plan for training exercises that will incorporate the new systems in preparation for the BCT JOAX.

PARATROOPERS FOR LIFE

The 1-508 PIR SITREP for 12 JUN - 25 JUN 17 is below for your review.

The focus during the past two weeks was conducting CS-17 fielding, and WFX 17-05. From 04 - 17 JUN 1-508 assumed responsibility for 1BCT and conducted Mission Analysis, COA DEV, and an OPORD brief at the MTC in support of WFX 17-05. From 09 - 17 JUN 1BCT fought in support of OPERATION CASPIAN CHALLENGE helping to defeat Ariana and restore peace to Atropia. Additionally, our maintenance team completed services on over 1000 pieces of equipment, to include NVGs, rifles, pro-masks and rolling stock. Finally, we completed DRC change over and transitioned GRB1 to 1-505 allowing us to execute block leave from 16 JUN - 04 JUL.

We also have great news to report from the Advanced Airborne School. All 7 x 1-508 PIR students in this Jumpmaster class successfully completed JMPI and are now awaiting PWAC next month.

1-508 PIR Readiness Statistics:

1-508 PIR - Overall Individual Qualification: 100%

1-508 PIR M4 Qualification: 100%

1-508 PIR M9 Qualification: 98.1%

1-508 PIR Aggregate Crew Qualification: 100%

1-508 PIR M240 Qualification: 100%

1-508 PIR M3 Carl Gustav: 100%

1-508 PIR Aggregate Platform Qualification: 100%

1-508 PIR 60mm Mortar: 100%

1-508 PIR Aggregate Personnel Non-Deployable: 13%

1-508 PIR MRC-3 Total #: 38

1-508 PIR MRC-4 Total #: 0

1-508 PIR MED Board Total #: 20

1-508 PIR Chapter #: 17

1-508 PIR SRP Packets Complete: 100%

1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate: 94.0%

1-508 PIR Pacing Item OR Rate: 100%

1-508 PIR Overdue Services: 10

1-508 PIR NMC Equipment Over 60 Days: 4

1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - Internal: 1

1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - External: 2

1-508 PIR Pieces of Excess Property: 25

UAS FY17 Flight Hours to Date: 287 hours RAVEN, 10.5 hours PUMA, 20 hours Instant Eye

FIGHT TONIGHT

1. Marksmanship.

On 13JUN2017, 52 x 1-508 PIR Paratroopers from Bravo Company conducted a M4 Stress Shoot in order to practice engaging targets under austere conditions. Paratroopers completed a rigorous physical circuit prior to engaging targets in order to simulate the physical and mental stress associated with a real world fire fight. Keys tasks included: proper barrier shooting technique, accurately engaging targets, weapon safety while maneuvering around the barrier, and changing magazines. Each paratrooper completed several iterations including left and right handed firing. (storyboard attached).

2. Physical Fitness.

On 16JUN17 C/1-508 and D/1-508 conducted a no-notice APFT in support of the Gavin Cup.

3. Medical Skills.

The medical platoon leadership supported WFX 17-05 by processing casualty evacuations for an entire brigade. This included medical support planning for an Air Assault, and casualty feeder card preparation. Our medical team used this training to work out procedures for reporting and battle tracking with our S1 in our ALOC as we prep for the BCT JOAX and JRTC later this year.

4. Communication.

In addition to the continued CS-17 and NETT warrior fielding, the S6 team took advantage of WFX 17-05 to enhance our TOC connectivity and use of CPOF and other key SIPR systems. We were able to train new Paratroopers on Ventrillo and CPOF. Additionally, the battle captains and S6 were introduced to a new web-based common operating system, ARES, that we hope to use in future training scenarios.

5. Small Unit Tactics.

On 14JUN2017, 49 x 1-508 PIR Paratroopers from Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie companies engaged in AT weapons training at Range 44, conducting a series of firing tables during day and night conditions. The key tasks trained for the range included familiarization with the weapon systems, firing and crew drill TTPs, types and purpose of Gustav ammunition, daylight engagements and use of PEQ-15/PAS-13 during night engagements. The Battalion fired 400 AT-4 9mm training rounds, 26 live AT4s, and 15 Live Carl Gustav. This training made the battalion more lethal against our armored enemy.(storyboard attached).

6. Mastery of Maintenance.

Over the past two weeks, 1-508 PIR's Maintenance section focused on completing services for over 1000 pieces of equipment including pro-masks, NVGs, rifles, and rolling stock. Additionally, on 13 JUN, A Co turned in 4 x PSDs of excess property to DLA and the BN S4 scheduled a follow-on appointment for the rest of the battalion on 06 July with the help of 5-73 CAV's logistics team. In preparation for this turn-in DLA is sending a representative to the 1Fury AO to pre-inspect paperwork and educate our supply and maintenance team on their procedures to expedite the turn-in process. Finally, we continued to add 10/20 BII to our deferred status ordering bringing our BN total to over $400K.

7. Airborne Proficiency.

On 12JUN17, 196 x 1-508 Paratroopers executed an Airborne operation to improve jumpmaster proficiency, meet progression, and ensure no Paratroopers became pay loss during block leave.

On 16JUN17, 46 x 1-508 Paratroopers were scratched due to weather.

8. Live Fire Exercises.

NSTR.

School Updates.

1-508 PIR has 54 Ranger-qualified Paratroopers, with another leader, SPC Leischner (A Co) currently in the Florida Phase of Ranger School, with an expected graduation date of 23 JUN.

We currently have 41 Jumpmasters, and seven Paratroopers awaiting PWAC. On 05JUN17 Alpha Company sent SSG Demars to the FBGA Jumpmaster School.

GRF Operations.

On 15 JUN, 1-508 PIR transitioned all GRB1 responsibilities, including DRC guard, to 1-505. We de-rigged all of our vehicles, and each of them returned to the motor-pool under their own power. 4 of those vehicles went to CS-17 fielding. 1-508 PIR is now the GRB3.

WIN TOMORROW'S FIGHT

C/1-508 PIR executed their third weekly Teleconference with the FSR and Acquisitions Officers associated with the NETT Warrior Future Initiatives fielding. Charlie Company has coordinated for equipment fielding following Block Leave, and continues to plan for training exercises that will incorporate the new systems in preparation for the BCT JOAX.

PARATROOPERS FOR LIFE

1-508 PIR Paratroopers going on leave were reminded that they are ambassadors for their battalion, 3rd brigade combat team, the 82nd Airborne Division and the United States Army. Many Paratroopers heading home on leave will have the opportunity to reconnect with family, friends, and numerous others who will ask them about their experience in our battalion, the 3rd brigade combat team, 82nd Airborne Division and the United States Army.

NEXT TWO WEEKS

Over the next two weeks, 1-508 PIR will be on block leave. Our REAR D is prepared to continue with all CS-17 requirements. Upon return from block leave the 1-508 PIR staff will head to Fort Polk, Louisiana for LTP.

Respectfully,

MAJ Adam Scher
1-508 PIR Executive Officer
3BCT, 82nd ABN DIV
FURY FROM THE SKY

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