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FORT HOOD, TEXAS -- Echo battery, "The Stinger", of the 1st Battalion 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted a group of events that challenged Soldier readiness capability from April 19 through April 22 here.
The events consisted of an Army Physical Fitness Test, a four mile run down Battalion Avenue in full battle equipment, a ten point land navigation course, and an eight mile ruck march on the outskirts of post.
Out of echo battery's highly motivated Soldiers who competed in the battery's stinger competition, Staff Sgt. Antwan James and Spc. Jonnathan Caban came out with the top scores in each event.
Each one of Echo 1-44's five platoons participated in the events, with the headquarters platoon providing essential support in equipment.
These Soldier readiness events for this battle ready unit were used to determine the Soldiers who will participate in a live sentinel stinger missile fire during a controlled exercise on June 20. 24 avenger teams will be set to partake in the mission.
Capt. Raymond Stith, who took command of Echo 1-44 in March, commented on the leadership of his non-commissioned officers by saying, "I have been given great NCOs who know how to execute missions. I feel I can give them any mission and it will be accomplished to the standard."
Echo Battery has been through rigorous training during their stationing on Fort Hood. This intense training has made them ready for any mission, anywhere the enemy lurks. 1-44 Battalion is certainly more battle ready with the force of the Executioner Battery in its ranks.
Video Description Credit: Spc. Scott Rubin
Video Credits: Cpl. Waiyan Tin and Sgt. Kathryn Bynum
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