the last two weeks 1-508 PIR focused on crushing the competition
during All American Week, participating in the NIE Main Planning
Conference and preparation for Battalion Change of Command and
deploying for Swift Response. 1-508 PIR is incredibly proud to
report our successful recognition as “Best Battalion” following the
completion of all events. Every Paratrooper gave their all,
maintaining a fighting spirit – we couldn’t be more proud to bring
home the trophy!
PIR wins Best Battalion during All American Week!
1-508 PIR Readiness Statistics:
1 Fury Qualification Statistics: Overall I/C/P Qualification
Individual Weapon Systems:
M4 Current Percentage: 100%
M9 Current Percentage: 100%
M249 AR Current Percentage: 100%
M320 Current Percentage: 100%
Shotgun Current Percentage: 96%
Sniper Weapon Systems Current Percentage: 100%
M240 B/L Current Percentage: 100%
M2 Current Percentage: 100%
MK19 Current Percentage: 100%
Javelin Current Percentage: 100%
M41 ITAS Current Percentage: 100%
Mortars (60mm, 81mm, 120mm) Current Percentage: 100%
1-508 PIR Aggregate Personnel Non-Deployable: 8%
1-508 PIR MRC-3 Total #: 54
1-508 PIR MRC-4 Total #: 0
1-508 PIR MED Board Total #: 11
1-508 PIR Chapter #: 8
1-508 PIR SRP Packets Complete: 95%
1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate: 96.6%
1-508 PIR Pacing Item OR Rate: 100%
1-508 PIR Overdue Services: 37
1-508 PIR NMC Equipment Over 60 Days: 81
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”.
1LT West led the 1-508 PIR Small Arms Team for All American Week.
The team demonstrated 1-508 PIR’s exceptional lethality and
marksmanship earning a #1 ranking during the Small Arms
Competition. The whole team earned the Expert in Competition badge
for their efforts.
1-508 PIR Paratrooper engages targets at distance for the Small Arms
1-508 PIR’s rigorous physical training paid off during All American
Week. The 10-miler team, led by 1LT Llerandi, came in second place
in the Division.
1-508 PIR 10-Miler Team came in second place across the Division.
SGT Moncrief also won his weight class in Combatives for the second
year in a row.
streak is alive! SGT Moncrief wins the All American Week Combatives
Competition for the second time.
3. Medical Skills.
Two medics earned the coveted EFMB on 18 May 2018. The Medic
Platoon continues to plan and prepare to for Swift Response.
CLS Qualified- 233 33% of current assigned
CLS+ Qualified- 280 40% of current assigned
CLS/CLS+ Total- 513 73% of current assigned
preparation for Swift Response, 1-508 PIR refined and completed the
Mission Command equipment install on the 1F6 Command DAGOR. The
install consists of the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) equipment,
proper power distribution to sustain the network, and vehicle
maintenance. The ITN equipment in the DAGOR will replicate systems
usually used in a TOC setup to provide quality voice and data
capabilities for the Battalion Commander. PM Power provided three 2k
invertor generators to sustain the network. One generator will be
used on the move to supplement vehicle power and the other two will
be used to power the variable height antenna (Tethered Drone) when
the vehicle is static. The vehicle was integrated with the required
ITN equipment and successfully passed all system power requirements
testing prior to movement to HDRS for final rigging.
5. Small Unit Tactics.
A/1-508 PIR and D/1-508 PIR each had a Platoon participate in the
Platoon Attack Demonstration in conjunction with the All American
Review to conclude All American Week. The Platoons conducted over
50 rehearsals during Clean Sweep Week and their efforts paid
dividends during execution.
D/1-508 PIR moves to provide Support by Fire during the Platoon
A/1-508 PIR assaults the OBJ during the Platoon Attack
6. Mastery of Maintenance.
PIR conducted mission critical maintenance while participating in
Clean Sweep and All American Week. Over the past two weeks, the
Maintenance Platoon was able to mitigate the impacts of Clean Sweep
and All American Week on both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
As a result, the 1-508 PIR Aggregate OR Rate continues to steadily
rise. Working with Delta Company, the maintenance platoon has been
able to increase the amount of FMC essential CROWS and ITAS
platforms. In addition, the unscheduled maintenance section
performed several quick fixes on key M1167 HMMWV Prime ITAS movers
during All American Week.
1-508 PIR gears up for Swift Response, the focus of the small arms
repair section focused on crew served weapons. In addition, the
small-arms section has worked with the Shop Office to begin building
a mobile stock of weapons repair parts that are forecasted to be
needed during Swift Response live fires. The maintenance platoon
sent three paratroopers to Hohenfels, Germany as ADVON to inventory,
inspect, and sign for vehicles that will be used as backside support
mobility during Swift Response live fires.
1-508TH- DOS O/H: (18 ), DOS Short: (12 ), Short $(1,126.47)
1-508TH- DOS O/H: (14 ), DOS Short: (16 ), Short $(236,613.29 ) -
52% of supply
7. Airborne Proficiency.
1-508 PIR exited 16 American and 102 British C Coy Paratroopers,
during All American Week. The Battalion also exited 21 American and
99 British C Coy Paratroopers from a CH-47 on 30 May.
PIR Paratroopers exit under IMC for the Airborne Review
Paratroopers from 1-508 PIR and C Coy, 3PARA prepare for a rotary
1-508 PIR Airborne Readiness:
Total # Current Jumpmasters: 56
Total # Current DZSO: 10
Total # Current DACO: 5
Total # White Slip Holders: 9
8. Live Fire Exercise.
Line of Effort #2: “Win Tomorrow’s Fight”.
1-508 PIR continues to hone its skill and prowess with ITN and NWFI
equipment. These platforms will allow the Battalion to communicate
with adjacent units and partnered nations across Europe during Swift
NEGRETE, LEONARDO 08JUN18
MORRISEY, PATRICK C 08JUN18
KAIWI JOHN J
SUDERS RYAN N 27JUN18
DRISCOLL AIDAN K 27JUN18
LOCKLEAR LYNN E 27JUN18
RAY BRENDON M 27JUN18
BURKHALTER, TRAVIS 15JUN18
FRANZ, MARK 15JUN18
PERDOMO, STANLEY 15JUN18
GAMBILL, KELLY 15JUN18
CLASBY, ETHAN 22JUN18
Line of Effort #3: “Paratroopers for Life”.
A/1-508 PIR reenlisted three Paratroopers: SGT Mauldin, SGT Black,
and SGT Cowen.
B/1-508 PIR conducted a reenlistment ceremony for CPL Bunch aboard
UH-60s. 22 Paratroopers from CPL Bunch’s Platoon participated in the
ceremony. The flight was a rehearsal ten ship air assault of Sicily
DZ for the AAW Demonstration.
Bunch reenlists aboard a UH-60
Line of Effort #4: “America’s Guard of Honor”.
SGM Noonan traveled to France to recover the jump boots of
Lieutenant Humphrey who made the jump into Normandy with the 508
PIR. The Battalion held an unveiling ceremony during All American
Week to commemorate the boots returning to the Regiment with remarks
from CSM Rock Merritt.
Humphrey's jump boots from Operation Market Garden returned to the
Rock Merritt honors 1LT Humphrey and the Regiment.
NEXT TWO WEEKS
the next two weeks, 1-508 PIR will conduct a Battalion Change of
command, deploy in support of Operation Swift response, completing
JFE, Force On Force and Platoon Live fires prior to redeployment on