PIR SITREP for 09 March – 22 March 2018 is below for your review.
is proud to report that 1LT Poag from B/1-508 PIR won the 2018 3BCT
Janney Competition. 1-508 PIR also had honorable mentions in the
Janney Competition with four lieutenants in the top ten, as well as
the Top Ruck, 2LT Townes, and Top Shot, 1LT Vince.
1LT Poag wins the 2018 3BCT Janney Cup!
1LT Poag (B Co), 1LT Vince (HHC), 1LT Deddo (B Co),
and 1LT West (A Co) are in the Top Ten for 3BCT Janney Cup
2LT Townes (left) and 1LT Vince (right) are
recognized as Top Ruck and Top Shot respectively.
The brigade hosts
the Janney Cup each year in honor of 2nd Lt. Richard Janney, a
member of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment killed during
the Normandy Invasion when the vehicle he was driving struck a
The 1-508 PIR priority over the past two weeks was
squad and platoon collective training at Fort AP Hill, VA, and
testing new developments in the “Integrated Tactical Network” (NWFI).
1-508 PIR is pioneering subterranean and megacity training under
chemically contaminated conditions. Following squad live fire
exercises, platoons refined their tactics, techniques, and
procedures in these environments as part of readiness training which
included platoon level air assaults.
PIR Paratrooper assesses the breach to an underground facility
- Overall Individual Qualification: 98.6%
M4 Qualification: 95%
M9 Qualification: 100%
Aggregate Crew Qualification: 100%
M240 Qualification: 100%
M3 Carl Gustav: 100%
Aggregate Platform Qualification: 100%
60mm Mortar: 100%
Aggregate Personnel Non-Deployable: 9%
MRC-3 Total #: 60
MRC-4 Total #: 2
MED Board Total #: 11
Chapter #: 6
SRP Packets Complete: 97%
1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate: 92.2%
1-508 PIR Pacing Item OR Rate: 100%
1-508 PIR Overdue Services: 0
1-508 PIR NMC Equipment Over 60 Days: 38
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - Internal: 0
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - External: 0
1-508 PIR Pieces of Excess Property: 0
Effort #1: “Fight Tonight”.
1-508 PIR integrated and trained with MALS and NGALS
lasers during squad live fire training by installing them on primary
weapons systems to increase the accuracy and lethality of individual
Paratroopers on the battlefield. After zeroing lasers with the
guidance and coaching from PEO Soldier on day one, the squads
dramatically increased marksmanship accuracy during both day and
night iterations. The precision capability of visible lasers during
day light conditions, and the increased field of view capability
during nighttime conditions provided the increased capability
leading to improved performance.
1-508 PIR also conducted familiarization training for
320 TPT and hand grenades.
The 3BCT Bataan Death March team, led by CPT Haver,
continued training this week by completing two 8 mile ruck marches
and a 12 mile ruck for time. They are poised to conquer the
competition this weekend and bring the trophy back to Fort Bragg.
Concurrent training opportunities allowed the medical
platoon to certify 44 new CLS+ Paratroopers. Additionally, each
platoon mission profile incorporated MEDEVAC training and patient
decontamination skills training. 1-508 PIR also conducted over 18
hoist missions with the support of the 82nd CAB where
Paratroopers were able to conduct live hoist training and rescue
randy training hoists off of urban structures. Medics also evaluated
Paratroopers during trauma lanes in an urban environment, training
Paratroopers how to treat casualties in a contaminated environment.
The Medic Platoon also certified 44 CLS+ Paratroopers
as part of concurrent training.
Paratroopers operate in a contaminated environment.
1-508 PIR Paratroopers hoist a casualty out of an
CLS Qualified- 348 PAX
CLS+ Qualified- 320 PAX
deployed to Fort AP Hill intent on operating fully on the Integrated
Tactical Network, formally known as Net Warrior Future Initiatives
(NWFI). Companies outfitted with individual Paratrooper radios and
End User Devices, Battalion Mission Command equipment, DAGOR mounted
Mission Command equipment and transmission relay drones equipped
with TSM radios made up the comprehensive communications
architecture. Passing both voice and data completely over the TSM
waveform, without the use of 4G, and increasing the max node (radio)
count to 239 were the most significant break throughs.
incredible amount of data and lessons learned were collected by
1-508 PIR and the Cross Functional Team (CFT) during the event.
Although the team is working to improve upon the lessons learned, we
are confident the ITN can enable us to effectively synchronize
across WFF and fight.
5. Small Unit Tactics.
1-508 PIR received subject matter expert
recommendations and oversight from the Asymmetric Warfare Group
while training collective platoons in subterranean and dense urban
terrain. Platoons refined tactics, techniques, and procedures for
dense urban maneuver and maneuver in subterranean environments,
culminating in “full mission profiles” in these environments against
1-508 PIR also conducted platoon air assaults with
the support of 2-82 AHB. The air assault timeline provided each
platoon the experience of conducting deliberate air assault
planning, conducting an AMCM and AMB to standard, and executing a
planned platoon infill and exfil via rotary wing assets.
1-508 PIR Paratroopers infill to a targeted section
of an underground facility
paratrooper clearing an underground facility
1-508 PIR Paratroopers close with the enemy in an
1-508 PIR TOC conducted a Joint VFSCX, calling for
fire with organic mortars and a simulated F-15 & MQ 1. In
conjunction with attached JTACs, 1-508 PIR conducted ground & air
space de-confliction, determined most effective weapons solutions,
and prosecuted enemy targets with approval from the Mission Command
node in the C2 helicopter.
6. Mastery of Maintenance.
While the main body of the battalion deployed to Fort
AP Hill, the battalion continued to execute maintenance, both at AP
Hill and Fort Bragg, and turn in excess pieces of equipment. In
order to support of the training at AP Hill, J Co maintained a small
contingent of Paratroopers forward which provided small arms repair,
on the spot automotive fixes, and shop office capabilities. At Fort
Bragg, the automotive section completed services for 13 pieces of
rolling stock, the small arms and C&E section completed two
companies’ worth of weapon services, one company of NVG services,
and repaired over 20 sets of NVGs. The battalion also completed six
DST directed PSDs, resulting in the turn in of over 30 pieces of
excess equipment, and executed its daily recon of the SSA.
Over the next two weeks, the maintenance platoon will
support the battalion's recovery from AP Hill. The automotive
section will receive all broken equipment while the shop office will
concentrate on completing inventories and recons with the SSA. The
small arms and C&E sections will continue to perform scheduled and
unscheduled services in order to maintain zero overdue services for
1-508TH- DOS O/H: (18), DOS Short: (12), Short
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$(244,625.72) - 54% of supply
1-508 PIR Airborne Readiness:
Total # Current Jumpmasters: 60
Total # Current DZSO: 5
Total # Current DACO: 6
Total # White Slip Holders: 4
8. Live Fire Exercise.
conducted SQD LFX at Fort AP Hill from 13-15 MAR. All three line
companies execute simultaneously on three different ranges- during
which each platoon cycled through a MOPP 4 Battle Drill 6 LFX
certified the HHC command team.
While the line companies maximized the use of the
squad LFX lanes, the Mortar Platoon executed a CFF LFX employing
60/120mm HE and a fire team dismounted maneuver LFX. Scouts wrapped
up our LFX week conducting a withdrawal under pressure LFX.
A Paratrooper screens his element by throwing a smoke
grenade during SQD LFX.
Paratroopers clear a trench during SQD LFX.
A 1-508 PIR Paratrooper seizing ground during SQD LFX.
Effort #2: “Win Tomorrow’s Fight”.
1-508 PIR trained for future conflicts with a
near-peer threat by training at the Asymmetric Warfare Training
Complex. Platoons received instruction from the Asymmetric Warfare
Group (AWG) and were able to train on maneuvering in dense urban
terrain, focusing on maneuvering from structure to structure while
remaining cognizant of the many variables present in urban warfare.
Paratroopers enter and clear rooms while training in
dense urban terrain.
Additional training that the AWTC offered was the
opportunity to train in a subterranean environment. AWG provided
instruction on how to operate in a subterranean environment.
Platoons learned techniques for navigating in tunnels, methods for
extracting casualties, and best practices for fighting in tunnels.
D/1-508 Paratroopers raise a casualty using 3/4"
tubular nylon and a tow strap.
2LT KECK, MACKENZIE
GRAD 06 APR 18
SGT RATHBURN, SCOTT GRAD
27 APR 18
SPC SHANNON, BRIAN
GRAD 27 APR 18
PFC CLASBY, ETHAN
GRAD 27 APR 18
SSG DEPIPPO, ANDREW GRAD
23 MAR 18
SSG PATTERSON, STEPHEN
SGT EDGE, CHAD
SPC FULCE, DEREK
GRAD 18 APR 18
SPC LAROSE, WILERSON
3x BLC SC:
CPL ZODA, MACKENZIE
GRAD 23 MAR 18
SPC GOVEIA, ANDY
SPC MENARD, GUY
SSG EIKENBERG, KEVIN
GRAD 26 MAR 18
SPC RUIZ, MARK
SGT CLOUGH, PHILLIP
GRAD 04 APR 18
SGT FRANZ, MARK
SGT NOVY, TIMOTHY
1x SERE (FT RUCKER):
SGT KURCHHOFER, CAMERON GRAD 18 MAR
2x AIR ASSAULT:
SGT OLEARY, GARRETT GRAD
06 APR 18
CPL METZGER, JOHN
SSG BODANI, JACK
GRAD 20 APR 18
Effort #3: “Paratroopers for Life”
1-508 PIR reenlisted five Paratroopers while at Fort
Effort #4: “America’s Guard of Honor”
nominated CSM Rock Merritt for inaugural entry into the All-American
Hall of Fame!
Over the next two weeks 1-508 PIR will focus on
recovery and maintenance operations in preparation for platoon live
Major John Intile
1-508 PIR S3
82nd ABN DIV
FURY FROM THE SKY!