1. Commanderís Comments:
1-508TH PIR remains focused on maintaining IRB-1
readiness. Secondary priorities include JRTC 21-04 rail head
support, planning for the tactical road march to JBC in support of
the DRE, and COVID mitigation. Over the past two weeks, 1FURY
completed half day schedules while preparing for JRTC outload. The
Battalion also conducted a deliberate transition of our readiness
company from A/1-508TH PIR to B/1-508TH PIR.
This week, companies conducted zero and qualification tables for
small arm systems. Additionally, in line with Divisionís All
American Week, 1Fury planned several events to focus on building
unit cohesion. These events include a Newcomerís Welcome Brief and
Ruck March, Best Squad Leader Competition, Battalion LPD, Battalion
Hail and Fairwell (hosted in a non-social setting), and a Hero WOD.
The winner of the Best Squad Leader Competition will receive their
award from CSM(R) Rock Merritt. Over the next two weeks, the
Battalion will run rail head operations on behalf of 3BCT for JRTC
outload. C/1-508TH will support P9/1F9ís BCT-level SBF
LFX LPD on Tuesday, 12 January at 1300 at Range 63.
The Battalion continues to support COVID vaccinations. Tier 1
personnel that received their initial vaccinations will visit WAMC
Thursday and Friday this week to receive their follow-up shot.
Companies re-validated their opt-in and opt-in Paratroopers by name.
The available Tier 2 population is postured to receive vaccinations
next week when shots become available.
Finally, the Battalion conducted DRC Vehicle Maintenance in
accordance with our two-week company transition cycle to identify
and rectify faults.
Unbeatable LGOPs: POTW
SGT Robles is a Utilities Equipment
Repairer (91C) in the Maintenance Platoon, J/1-508TH PIR.
SGT Robles played a pivotal role in Jackal Companyís recent Leadersí
Time Training in convoy operations. SGT Robles stepped out of his
daily responsibilities to be the Assistant Convoy Commander. SGT
Robles ensured proper PCC/PCIs were conducted to include
communications checks, aid and litter teams identified, and all BII
was accounted for. He also ensured the routes were briefed to all
convoy personnel and the recovery plan was understood. Additionally,
SGT Robles serves as Squad Leader where he has exceled in making
sure his new Paratroopers correctly in-process. SGT Robles is a
great leader with tremendous abilities to take mission intent and
execute at a high level.