1. Commander’s Comments:
1FURY completed Company Combined Arms Maneuver Live Fire
Exercise (CAMLFEX) and Soldier Readiness Program (SRP) during the reporting
cycle. CAMLFEX capped off our collective live training progression for IRB-1
assumption, which began with team live fires in mid-August. The Battalion then
transitioned into deliberate recovery following CAMLFEX, which also included
execution of SRP in preparation for our ORS inspections beginning on 27 October.
SRP tasks included individual administrative updates, medical readiness, and
ISOPREP collection. Going forward, our #1 priority is ORS preparation, followed
closely by LTP. The Battalion staff will begin LTP this Friday and plan in
parallel with Brigade throughout the following week. We see friction ahead with
the simultaneous execution of ORS and the 96-hour sequence for Panther Storm
21-01; however, we will work with Brigade for scheduling deconfliction.
2. Brief summary of activities over the last two
weeks by LOE.
Paratrooper of the Week: SPC Csenar is a member of Weapons Squad,
1st Platoon, A/1-508TH PIR. During Fury Fight 2, SPC
Csenar distinguished himself from his peers by demonstrating exceptional
fortitude. During the final iteration of Platoon Live Fires, he broke his ankle
while maneuvering to the objective. Despite this injury, SPC Csenar pushed
forward and completed the mission, allowing the support by fire element to
effectively suppress the enemy. SPC Csenar’s tenacity and perseverance sets the
example for other Paratroopers to follow and models the level of discipline and
aggressiveness of Paratroopers in Able Company.
Training at the individual and collective level: Squads received
additional repetitions at support by fire, breach-mine wire obstacle, battle
drill six, and AT-4 engagements during Brigade’s CAMLFEX. Incorporation of these
tasks are vital to building truly unbeatable LGOPs that can fight with organic
assets to close with and destroy the enemy. Additionally, CAMLFEX afforded
leaders the opportunity to integrate indirect fires and attack aviation,
building confidence in their ability to plan and execute maneuver around these
enablers. Future training should focus on mastering the basics, with particular
focus on marksmanship.
Deploy, Fight, and Win Anywhere in 18 Hours.
Upon the return from FURY FIGHT 2 and CAMLFEX we conducted a
deliberate recovery of the battalion, implementing our five day model to include
vehicle/weapons cleaning, maintenance, inventories, supply actions, counseling,
We conducted lateral transfers of equipment to transform the force
and reconcile how we fight with who owns the equipment. This includes:
transferring DAGORs to the Distribution Platoon IOT establish a highly mobile
FLE on the dropzone, and adding more troop carrying capability to the Delta
Company Integrate our Scout Sections with our Motorized Platoons to create a
Over the last week we conducted a Paratrooper readiness focus as
we prepare for the Operational Readiness Survey (ORS) prior to assuming
Immediate Response Battalion 1 (IRB1):
For medical readiness we had 602 Paratroopers process through the
Soldier Readiness Center. 430 Paratroopers completed ANAM and 365 completed
hearing. Despite the MEDPROS online PHA/PDHA system being down last week, 473
Paratroopers were able to meet with a provider and will complete the online
portion in the next week. Finally, 505 Paratroopers received immunizations.
However due to unforcasted shortages of deployment immunizations, an alibi
immunization is scheduled for 20OCT20.
For administrative readiness we reviewed 630 SRP packets with 516
completed. The rest required minor corrections and will be returned/reviewed
NLT 16OCT20. Additionally, we validated 479 Paratroopers in the ISOPREP system,
with the remaining Paratroopers scheduled for appointments throughout the next
Training: By completing CAMLFEX, all three rifle companies
validated their ability to conduct combined arms maneuver at day and night. This
also includes their ability to integrate D co sections into maneuver. Although
this marks a major milestone in our preparation for IRB-1 assumption, much work
remains to be done to keep the blade sharp between now and the beginning of JRTC
Transform the Division. 1FURY continued development of the mobile
TOC during CAMLFEX. During the exercise, the BN S-6 successfully stood up the
TCN, which provided internet for the staff to gain upper TI for email and other
services. We will continue working the TOC and upper TI ICW with the BCT’s MCAS
Force Modernization: The Battalion fielded 8 of 8 new ITAS systems
last week. 4 Paratroopers also began the two week train the train course.
Live the Legacy: FRC, awards, reenlistment, LPDs, etc.: 1FURY
conducted a ceremony to recognize outstanding achievement during Fury Fight 1,
2, and CAMLFEX. 99 Paratroopers received AAMs and 7 earned ARCOMs for
distinguishing themselves on the lanes. The ceremony aimed to highlight and
reinforce the values and attributes we wish to instill throughout the formation.
Separately, the Battalion conducted All American Day on 08 October, completing
deliberate counseling of Paratroopers before the 4-day weekend.
3. Way Ahead: Describe activities/training events
over the next two weeks aligned against the Division’s 4 Lines of Effort.
Unbeatable LGOPs. Platoons will conduct LTT with a primary focus
on physical fitness and marksmanship drills. Squads will make use of the dry
fire lane course and silhouettes to complement their marksmanship training.
Companies will also continue coaching Squad Leaders on how to train
marksmanship. This includes a marksmanship LPD series, hosted by A co, for Squad
Leaders and above.
Deploy, Fight, and Win Anywhere in 18 Hours. The Battalion will
concentrate on ORS preparation to meet our readiness requirement to deploy,
fight, and win anywhere in 18 Hours. Alibi SRP tasks will be completed next
week, to include distribution of remaining immunizations. Additionally, PAO will
support Hero Photos for the Battalion on 22 October.
Transform the Division. D co will participate in a 40-hour crew
course next week for the new ITAS. 4 total crews, representing each of the four
D co platoons, will attend the training.
Live the Legacy. The Battalion will continue its LPD program, with
a focus on Airborne Proficiency (Battalion and Brigade hosted events) and a
Characteristics of the Offense discussion for platoon leadership and above.
4. Highlights of Future Training/Key Events: 3 weeks
to 1 year.
Highlights on future deployments (units/individuals). N/A
Requests for Assistance/Help: N/A
Emerging Opportunities: Employ black hornets with ATAK during the
assault on SIM City during Panther Storm 2.
Possible CG training event visits: N/A
Upcoming Weekend Training – LTP, 17-18 OCT
MAJ Trevor M. Jones
BN S3, 1-508 PIR
3BCT, 82D ABN DIV
FURY FROM THE SKY!