8th STB "Always Ready Challenge"
By U.S. Army
August 8, 2019 1 / 5 Sgt. Jessey Julson of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command pulls security while his teammate calls in a 9 line at this year's 8th STB's "Always Ready Challenge" held at Bellows Airbase Hawaii. Aug 1. Five Teams competed in this one-day challenge that consisted of various soldier tasks and drills from collecting intel and rescuing a captured hostage. (US Army photo by: SPC Geordan Tyquiengco) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 5 Cpt. Ryan MacCormack of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command takes fire from enemy forces while his team leader collects intel from a local villager at Bellows Air Base Hawaii, Aug 1. The intel collected in the first scenario was vital to each team's completion of all six scenarios in this year's 8th STB's "Always Ready Challenge." (US Army photo by: SPC Geordan Tyquiengco) VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 5 Soldiers of the 8th Specials Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command prepare to storm a home where suspected espionage has been taking place at the MOUT site located at Bellows Air Base Hawaii, Aug. 1. This was one of six scenarios created for the 8th STB's 3rd Annual Always Ready Challenge. Training like this builds team cohesion within the ranks and builds Esprit de Corps throughout the unit. (US Army Photo by: SSG John Portela) VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 5 Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command are surprised by a gas attack while approaching the property of a local villager at Bellows Air Base Hawaii, Aug 1. Each team member had to dawn their pro-masks within the allotted time per army standards in order to stay actively competitive to other teams in this year's 8th STB's "Always Ready Challenge." VIEW ORIGINAL 5 / 5 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command held its 3rd Annual Always Ready Challenge this year at Bellows Air Base Hawaii, Aug 1. The challenge consisted of five teams of four Soldiers from several sections within the 8th STB. Congratulations to G3 for winning this year's Challenge. They were presented with the Hoe Leiomano (Paddle shark tooth weapon) to take and display in their office until the next "Always Ready Challenge" early next year. (Top Row) Msg. Sean Phal, Cpt. Ryan MacCormack, Cpt. Sirron Bowman (Bottom) Sgt. Juan Reyes. (Army Photo by: SSG John Portela) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 8th Special Troops Battalion held their annual "Always Ready Challenge" competition Aug. 1, showcasing the participating team's ability to shoot, move and communicate during certain combat scenarios. Congratulations to the 8th TSC G3 section for taking 1st place during the competition.
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