1. Commander’s Comments:
1FURY concluded FURY FIGHT TWO (FF2) during the reporting cycle with 9 of 9
platoons complete through day/night live fires and 8 of 8 sections complete
through weapons company gunnery. Companies also conducted squad live fire, crew
gunnery, support by fire live fire, demolition, hand grenade, M320 HE training,
and a TOW shoot. After FF2, 1FURY transitioned into CALFEX with one company
complete through day and night live iterations as of this report. Following
CALFEX, 1FURY will conduct SRP next week in preparation for ORS, 26-30 October.
Excluding live fire training, SRP is 1FURY’s first major assumption task along
our path to assume IRB-1 on 07 December. SRP will run concurrent with the
Battalion’s deliberate recovery model to reset the team.
2. Brief summary of activities over the last two weeks by LOE.
of the Week: SPC(P) Christopher Reardon, 2/D/1-508TH PIR. SPC(P)
Reardon hails from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He has been a key contributor to
2/D during crew and section gunnery. SPC(P) Reardon’s initiative and expertise
on machine guns directly contributed to the success of his crew and section’s
qualification. Because of SPC(P) Reardon’s motivation and violence of action
during training, his crew achieved a distinguished rating and earned the title
of “Top Gun.” SPC(P) Reardon continues to strive for excellence and is an
all-around hard working Paratrooper ready to
accomplish any mission.
Shout-Out: SSG Jordan Cookson, A/307TH BEB. SSG Cookson served as the
engineer safety for the explosive brazier breach during platoon live fires. He
walked every execution of day/night blank and live platoon attacks, totaling
over 60 iterations. Additionally, he advised the Battalion Commander on
management of the demolition materials to ensure safe and effective training.
at the individual and collective level: Platoon live fires emphasized the use of
organic weapons to build individual and collective confidence in our ability to
fight without enabler support. 1FURY Paratroopers employed 18 x live brasier
breaches, 18 x live hand grenades, and 18 x live AT-4 shots during platoon live
fires. Platoons received fire support only from company and battalion mortars.
This approach replicates how infantry battalions often fight during Warfighter
Exercises, where artillery fires and attack aviation focus forward of the CFL,
beyond the “close fight.”
live fires featured a chemical threat requiring platoons to conduct their attack
in MOPP Level II. Once the platoon’s seized their objective, the training
scenario injected an enemy counterattack with chemical munitions replicated by
CS hand grenades. This inject compelled Paratroopers to dawn their masks while
simultaneously evacuating a casualty.
Fight, and Win Anywhere in 18 Hours.
metrics that are important for the CG:
the last 2 weeks of training we identified deadline faults on 3x M1167 (HMMWV w/
TOW) but were able to conduct maintenance in the field and resolve the issue: 8
/ 8 with no deadline faults.
had Paratroopers test positive for COVID-19, resulting in precautionary
quarantine of a rifle platoon (30 PAX).
on readiness pillars and our collective/combat mission: While conducting Squad,
Section, and Platoon Live Fire Exercises, 1FURY staged an armament van to
rapidly repair over 20 weapons and get them back into the fight, especially for
machine guns after extensive use on the support by fire live fire and platoon
live fire. As the battalion conducted CALFEX, companies executed decentralized
recovery process with a focus on maintenance of weapons systems unable to be
repaired in the field. Upon return all companies will execute deliberate
recovery of our vehicle fleet in preparation for ORS inspection.
With the conclusion of FF2, 1FURY trained 18 of 18 squads on squad attack, 9 of
9 weapons squads on support by fire live fire, and 9 of 9 platoons on platoon
attack. Platoon live fires also included enter/clear a trench. Separately, our
Delta Company qualified 16 of 16 crews and 8 of 8 sections on weapons gunnery.
the Division. Delta Company participated in 2BCT’s TOW shoot, firing 2 of 2 TOWs.
The training offered Delta Company one of the seldom opportunities to train on
the ITAS system.
Modernization: Following the TOW shoot, 1FURY turned-in 8 of 8 ITAS systems. The
Battalion will field the new ITAS systems next week.
the Legacy: FRC, awards, reenlistment, LPDs, etc.: 1FURY recognized several
Paratroopers with awards for their outstanding performance during Platoon live
fires, to include direct hits with the AT-4 against a vehicle hulk. The
Battalion will also submit ARCOMs for personnel going above and beyond on the
3. Way Ahead: Describe activities/training events over the next two weeks
aligned against the Division’s 4 Lines of Effort.
LGOPs. 1FURY will complete CALFEX with 3 of 3 rifle companies trained. CAFLEX
will ensure our companies possess the competence to synchronize effects with
maneuver, while integrating D co, sniper, mortar, artillery, and attack aviation
Fight, and Win Anywhere in 18 Hours. The Battalion will conduct SRP next week in
preparation for ORS. SRP will place medical and administrative readiness for the
majority of the Battalion on “green” status through our IRB-1 handover in April.
Those performing details or on quarantine will conduct their SRP the following
week during Brigade’s scheduled make-up window.
the Division. 1FURY’s S-6 and TOC platoon leader attended 1BCT’s seminar on
Capability Set-21, which included ITN demonstrations. 1FURY will use this to
further stimulate testing and integration with the ITN to propagate the network.
This includes building out our DAGORs into an air-droppable configuration and
use of the ATAK with the Black Hornet.
the Legacy. Due to execution of CALFEX this week, 1FURY will conduct the next
All American Day on 08 October before taking the 4-day weekend for Columbus
4. Highlights of Future Training/Key Events: 3 weeks to 1 year.
on future deployments (units/individuals). N/A
for Assistance/Help: N/A
Opportunities: Staff will plan from the Battalion’s FLA-configured main command
post during LTP to train how we will conduct concurrent planning operations
CG training event visits: N/A
Weekend Training – LTP, 17-18 OCT