a) Paratrooper of the Week: SPC Sierras, D/1-508TH PIR. SPC Sierras demonstrated intestinal fortitude throughout the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) testing week. Despite suffering a sprained ankle during Night Land Navigation, SPC Sierras refused to quit, and fought on to earn his EIB. SPC Sierras stood alone as the only junior enlisted Paratrooper in D/1-508TH PIR to earn this honor. SPC Sierras’ will and desire to keep himself mentally alert and physically strong throughout a grueling test week speaks volume to his tenacity and warrior spirit. SPC Sierras led by example and provides a character other Paratroopers will look to emulate, and he will continue to cultivate a winning culture as he sets his eyes on SURT and Ranger School. His exceptional performance and grit are truly inspirational to his seniors, peers and the entire Fury team.
SPC Ray Sierras
b) Unit Training Level Proficiency (T): 18 of the 20 selected vehicles for OPERATION WRENCH completed the road march. An additional 5 vehicles, not selected by DIV or BDE, completed the road march as well. 37 Fury Paratroopers earned their EIB and two Paratroopers earned their ESB during testing Group A, 14 of which were “True Blue” and one which was “Pure Edge”
SPC Sierra, 3/D/1-508TH PIR, completes the EIB 12 mile road march
with D Co Commander and BN CSM “1FURY9.”
Upcoming Significant Events
a) FURY SKIRMISH [POD 24-25 JUN 20]
b) EIB/ESB Group B Testing [26 – 30 JUN 20]
c) Block Leave preparation [29 JUN – 02 JUL 20]
MAJ Trevor M. Jones
BN S3, 1-508 PIR
3BCT, 82D ABN DIV
FURY FROM THE SKY!