Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division recently vied for the honor of Best Squad in a competition held Aug. 21 on Fort Bragg.
Panther paratroopers completed maintenance-focused tasks like changing tires on a Humvee and performing vehicle recover before conducting a more than four-mile forced march to a FBNC range. At the range, paratroopers completed a written test evaluating their knowledge of Army regulations and operations before conducting a live-fire stress shoot.
The 3rd BCT paratroopers then completed a team-focused cognitive test evaluating their mental agility to use PVC piping to build a cube a teammate could pass through. After completing the cognitive test, the Best Squad Competition concluded with the Panther paratroopers conducting another forced march back to their starting point.
A squad of paratroopers from the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion emerged victorious from the competition. On average, the Cobalt paratroopers earned a better score on each station while finishing the forced-marches in competitive times.