The priorities for 1-508 PIR over the past two weeks have been AP
Hill, VA collective training recovery, the deliberate execution of
three simultaneous company change of command inventories, and
Platoon Live Fire Exercise planning. We are proud to report 2LT
Mackenzie Keck will graduate Ranger School on 06 April 2018. Other
1-508 PIR Paratrooper highlights include the reenlistment of 14 Fury
Paratroopers, and CPT Shaye Haver (OIC) and 2LT David Townes’s
contribution to the 3BCT Bataan Death March Team’s overall victory
in the grueling 26.2 mile race.
1-508 PIR Readiness Statistics:
Qualification Statistics: Overall I/C/P Qualification Percentage:
Individual Weapon Systems:
M4 Current Percentage: 94%
M9 Current Percentage: 83%
M249 AR Current Percentage: 91%
M320 Current Percentage: 93%
Shotgun Current Percentage: 100%
Sniper Weapon Systems Current Percentage: 100%
M240 B/L Current Percentage: 98%
M2 Current Percentage: 67%
MK19 Current Percentage: 100%
Javelin Current Percentage: 96%
M41 ITAS Current Percentage: 100%
Mortars (60mm, 81mm, 120mm) Current Percentage: 100%
1-508 PIR Aggregate Personnel Non-Deployable: 10%
1-508 PIR MRC-3 Total #: 33
1-508 PIR MRC-4 Total #: 2
1-508 PIR MED Board Total #: 10
1-508 PIR Chapter #: 5
1-508 PIR SRP Packets Complete: 96%
1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate: 94.3%
1-508 PIR Pacing Item OR Rate: 100%
1-508 PIR Overdue Services: 0
1-508 PIR NMC Equipment Over 60 Days: 99
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - Internal: 0
1-508 PIR Delinquent Lateral Transfers - External: 0
1-508 PIR Pieces of Excess Property: 0
Line of Effort #1: “Fight Tonight”.
1-508 PIR began development of a BN Long Range Marksmanship Program
to be executed at the end of April. This program will seek to train
select 1-508 PIR Paratroopers in the fundamentals relating to
engaging targets past 300 meters. The training will involve two
days of classroom instructions, two days on the Range, and a
competition to find the 1-508 PIR "Top Shot".
2. Physical Fitness.
1-508 PIR companies placed emphasis on dismounted ruck march PT over
the last two weeks. In preparation for extended dismounted
operations during Operation Swift Response this coming June,
Paratroopers and Leaders are refining and implementing a progressing
ruck program across all formations.
3. Medical Skills.
The Medic Platoon is currently training up to send 9x medics to EFMB
on 30 April – 19 May 18.
CLS Qualified- 348 PAX
CLS+ Qualified- 350 PAX
30 Paratroopers trained CLS+ this past reporting
The S6 Integrated Tactical network (ITNE) team, formerly known as
CNR, began recovery operations by collecting a list of broken NWFI
equipment from the companies. This list was shared with the NWFI FSR
teams in order to develop a plan to replenish the broken equipment
and provide enough spare parts to outfit the battalion for the
Platoon Live Fire Exercise. The S6 ITNE team, in conjunction with
the company’s communication representatives, has turned in used and
damaged batteries to DPW for proper disposal.
JBC-P operation and implementation is still one of the top
priorities across the BDE. To ensure 1-508 PIR continues to meet
priorities and become better stewards of this equipment, the
maintenance plan ensures the -10/-20 standard and use of equipment
is tracked by conducting communications reporting via the JBC-P the
first working day of every month.
5. Small Unit Tactics.
1-508 PIR will use the airborne operation on 05 April to exit a
planned 492 jumpers onto Sicily Drop Zone and conduct follow on
operations. Individual Paratrooper understanding of the ground
tactical plan is paramount to the rapid assembly and execution of
the follow on missions. 1-508 PIR leaders empower LGOPs to execute
the Commander’s intent and win!
6. Mastery of Maintenance.
The Maintenance Platoon conducted scheduled and unscheduled services
while supporting the Battalion during recovery from operations at
Fort AP Hill. The shop office continued to work on updating the
MATSIT and inventorying the bench/shop stocks. During recovery
operations the maintenance platoon accepted and began repairs on NMC
equipment that returned from AP Hill.
The BN participated in Maintenance LPDs that taught the company
command teams classes on G-Army, Zpark, and TMDE.
Over the next two weeks the Maintenance platoon will continue to
conduct both scheduled and unscheduled services. In addition, the
Maintenance platoon will focus on repairing all NMC equipment from
Fort AP Hill. As the focus of the BN shifts towards Swift Response,
the Maintenance platoon will help the BN prepare by focusing on
mission essential equipment. The automotive section will conduct 9
rolling stock service and the Small-arms section will conduct two
companies’ worth of Annual Services.
The BN S2 team ensured BN success with physical security
inspections, enabling 1-508 PIR to be the only BN in the BDE to
achieve 6/6 passing rate to include the motor pool.
1-508TH- DOS O/H: (23 ), DOS Short: (7 ), Short
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$(244,625.72 ) - 54% of supply
7. Airborne Proficiency.
This evening, 1-508 PIR will exit a planned 492 jumpers onto Sicily
Drop Zone. An air package of 3 x C130s, and 3 x C17s will support
the Airborne Assault.
1-508 PIR Airborne Readiness:
Total # Current Jumpmasters: 57
Total # Current DZSO: 5
Total # Current DACO: 6
Total # White Slip Holders: 4
8. Live Fire Exercise.
1-508 PIR is preparing to conduct Platoon Live Fire Exercises at
West McKiethan Pond during TW 29.
Line of Effort #2: “Win Tomorrow’s Fight”.
1-508 PIR prepares for the arrival of C coy, 3 Para and integration
for Operation Swift Response this coming June. Major Andre Fox
leads a lethal formation of 120 Paratroopers. This combat ready Coy
will be an incredible addition to the 1-508 and 3BCT fighting team.
Major Fox and a small team will arrive to conduct initial recon
between the 8th and 11th
MACKENZIE GRAD 06 APR 18
SPC CHAMNESS, NICHOLAS GRAD 06
SCOTT GRAD 27 APR 18
BRIAN GRAD 27 APR 18
ETHAN GRAD 27 APR 18
SGT SPENCER, HANK
GRAD 20 APR 18
SGT CHACHO, VICTOR
GRAD 20 APR 18
SPC FULCE, DEREK
GRAD 18 APR 18
SPC LAROSE, WILERSON
GRAD 18 APR 18
PHILLIP GRAD 04 APR 18
MARK GRAD 04 APR 18
TIMOTHY GRAD 04 APR 18
SGT OLEARY, GARRETT
GRAD 06 APR 18
JOHN GRAD 06 APR 18
JACK GRAD 20 APR 18
KELLY GRAD 18 APR 18
SSG SHANDY, STEVEN
GRAD 18 APR 18
Line of Effort #3: “Paratroopers for Life”.
1-508 PIR FRG hosted a BN wide Easter Egg hunt on 29 March 18. Fury
families participated in an egg toss, egg races, and an Easter Egg
hunt by Fury Pond.
Future Fury Paratroopers hunt for Easter Eggs!
The Easter Bunny paid a visit to Fury Pond.
1Fury Paratroopers participate in an egg toss.
light of the amazing training conducted at Fort AP Hill, A/1-508 PIR
reenlisted SPC Dowdy and SPC Sullivan
B/1-508 reenlisted 5x Paratroopers. SPC Bradley for Ft. Hood, SPC
Lopez for reclass to 92F, and SPC Telg and SPC Pagan and SGT
Fishbaugher reenlisted for stabilization on Ft Bragg.
C/1-508 PIR reenlisted SPC Zoda and SPC Reynolds and will continue
to pursue re-enlistment options for SPC Kaiwi and SPC Fogel in the
HHC/1-508 PIR reenlisted SGT Corona, SGT Hupf, SGT Day, SGT
Sabourin, and SGT Noda.
Line of Effort #4: “America’s Guard of Honor”.
CPT Haver and 2LT Townes led the way on the 3BCT Bataan Death March
Team who came away as the top overall team.
Over the next two weeks 1-508 PIR will focus on the preparation and
execution of Platoon Live Fires at West McKiethan Pond by conducting
crew weapon qualifications, live fire LPDs, ORDERs production, and
Major John Intile
1-508 PIR S3
3BCT, 82nd ABN DIV
FURY FROM THE SKY!