Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Squadron,

73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division tend to a simulated casualty during the brigade’s certification exercise Oct. 31. The purpose of the CERTEX was to further develop each battalion’s capacity to plan and execute a complex, combined arms, multi-echeloned scenario. The exercise stresses mission command from the platoon through the battalion level by integrating and synchronizing fires, maneuver, and aviation assets.