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SITREPS 508/1

During the past two weeks 1-508 PIR conducted reverse RSOI at JRTC, re-deployed from Fort Polk, participated in the 75th Anniversary celebration of the 508th PIR, began recovery and rail download of redeployed equipment, executed a robust NWFI 2-day AAR, prepared for EIB, and designed a Halloween party for families.

On 20 OCT 17, the 75th Anniversary of the 508th PIR, members of the battalion participated in an airborne operation with 2-508 and presented CSM (R) Rock Merritt a signed 508th Flag that was carried by a Paratrooper on the jump. Additionally, 1-508 PIR conducted a conference room and company office dedication with veterans, friends and family of the 508 Association. We dedicated our BN Classroom in honor of 1SG Leonard Funk and the HHC CDRs office to CPT Gerard Ruddy.

From 24-25 Oct, 1-508 conducted M4 qualification ranges for EIB. We qualified 72 Paratroopers. In conjunction with our annual Trunk or Treat, 1-508 validated our FRG contact roster and gathered families for an evening of haunted tents, candy trunks, a static weapons display and a costume contest.

We have great news to report from Fort Benning, Charlie Company’s PFC Brown graduated Ranger School on 20 OCT 17!

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: 11%
1-508 PIR MRC-3 Total #: 27
1-508 PIR MRC-4 Total #: 0
1-508 PIR MED Board Total #: 24
1-508 PIR Chapter #: 18
1-508 PIR SRP Packets Complete: 97%

1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate: 96.9%
1-508 PIR Pacing Item OR Rate: 87.5%
1-508 PIR Overdue Services: 37
1-508 PIR NMC Equipment over 60 Days: 67
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - Internal: 3
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - External: 5
1-508 PIR Pieces of Excess Property: 2

UAS FY17 Flight Hours to Date: 391 hours RAVEN, 15.5 hours PUMA, 23 hours Instant Eye

FIGHT TONIGHT

1. Marksmanship. The battalion continued to focus on M4 qualifications in preparation for EIB. On 24 OCT, Bravo Company executed an M4 qualification on Range 56 in order to maximize 1-508’s expert qualified Paratroopers. The battalion recently qualified 72 expert rifleman.

2. Physical Fitness. The battalion’s combat focused PT program that it implemented prior to JRTC, paid huge dividends during the rotation. The battalion had minimal heat causalities during Live Fires and operations inside “the Box.” At the end of the rotation the OC/Ts recognized the battalion as an extremely fit unit. Since returning from JRTC, Bravo Company has refocused its physical training on preparing Paratroopers for Ranger School. B Co currently has 12 Paratroopers preparing for Ranger School.

3. Medical Skills. The battalion is currently 130/144 trained in CLS +. Company Medics are inventorying all Class VIII and replacing materials that Paratroopers expended during JRTC. The medical platoon will conduct another CLS + class prior to assuming GRB 1 in December.

4. Communication. 1-508 PIR participated in NETT Warrior Future Initiatives (NWFI) AARs following JRTC 18-01. The battalion provided a variety of different leaders to discuss the Fury Network with FSRs from each company involved with the program. Through these discussions between the two groups, the FSRs are planning a way ahead to make the Fury Network system better, and our companies are developing and refining their SOPs incorporating the new equipment.

5. Small Unit Tactics. NSTR.

6. Mastery of Maintenance. Over the past two weeks, 1-508 PIR simultaneously executed reverse RSOI and redeployment from Fort Polk upon completion of JRTC 18-01. The battalion successfully turned-in 53 pieces of PREPO rolling stock while also out loading 95 pieces of home station rolling stock. As part of a consolidated 3BCT maintenance effort, Juliet Company partnered with mechanics of the 1-505th and 5-73rd to repair and turn-in PREPO vehicles at JRTC. The Juliet Company maintenance platoon was individually responsible for the inspection, repair, and RFI of over 70 pieces of rolling stock including Humvees, LMTVs, generators, trailers, and water buffaloes.

Since returning from JRTC, the Juliet Company maintenance platoon completed quarterly services for Alpha and Bravo Company weapons, and recovered $5,500 of repair parts on the Overage Reparable Item Listing (ORIL).

Regarding supplies, companies received over 500 pieces of supply from the SSA.

The maintenance platoon continues to support the Battalion’s maintenance efforts during our recovery period through PMCS, technical inspections, services, and installation of class IX parts. Distro Platoon will draw class V in order to support EIB training and testing and will support the 6 NOV airborne operation by signing for and distributing parachutes and accompanying air items.

7. Airborne Proficiency. The battalion participated in 5 different airborne operations 20, 21, 25, 26 and the division led 27 OCT mission since returning from JRTC in order clear out all pay losses and x3’s Paratroopers.

8. Live Fire Exercises. NSTR.

School Updates. We have 56 current Jumpmasters in the battalion. There are 2 Paratroopers in the current class with an expected graduation date of 09 NOV.

Currently, 1-508 PIR has 4 Paratroopers in Ranger School: 1x Paratrooper in Darby Phase, 3x Paratroopers in Florida Phase (tentative graduation date 10 NOV).

GRF Operations. 1-508 PIR established an ORS working group to prepare for the upcoming DRC changeover, ORS and GRB1 transition from 4 – 15 DEC.

WIN TOMORROW’S FIGHT

Over the past two weeks PEO Soldier introduced a prototype sight for the 60mm mortar system to our battalion mortars. Our mortar platoon will participate in testing the new sight which provides the capability to lay in a mortar tube at night without the use of white/red light. This capability greatly decreases the time it takes to correctly align the mortar tube while maintaining noise and light discipline.

PARATROOPERS FOR LIFE

On 20 OCT 17, the 75th Anniversary of the 508th PIR, members of the battalion participated in an airborne operation with 2-508 and presented CSM (R) Rock Merritt a signed 508th Flag that was carried by a Paratrooper on the jump. Additionally, 1-508 PIR conducted a conference room and company office dedication with veterans, friends and family of the 508 Association. We dedicated our BN Classroom in honor of 1SG Leonard Funk and the HHC CDRs office to CPT Gerard Ruddy.

NEXT TWO WEEKS Over the next two weeks, 1Fury will focus on EIB, ORS preparation, Blackboard connect updates, CL VIII inventories, excess property divestiture, PAI preparation, clean sweep, and block leave closeout tasks.

Airborne!

Respectfully,

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

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