By Master Sgt. Kerry Dubose and Sgt. 1st Class Terry Ann Lewis, 900th Contracting BattalionNovember 22, 2019
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Nov. 22, 2019) -- Contracting teams across Fort Bragg, North Carolina, gathered recently to focus on unit readiness and lethality by completing critical training on individual warrior task skills at Fort Bragg.
900th Contracting Battalion Soldiers took full advantage of a low operations tempo during first quarter to prioritize unit readiness and conduct its annual warrior week training, or WWT. To maximize the annual training effort, members of Soldiers of the 900th Contracting Battalion synchronized its efforts with the 905th CBN and 419th Contracting Support Brigade to build warrior task proficiency and increase warfighting readiness for disaster relief and contingency operations.
"Warrior week took intricate planning, coordination and relationship building with various mission partners," said Lt. Col. Jason Miles, the 900th CBN commander. "The 900th CBN's operations staff organized and synchronized the entire WWT and were able to take a great product and build upon it with additional team building events. This year's WWT was a great success."
The WWT consisted of 16 training events over nine days, which was comprised of physical readiness training, individual weapons qualification, and warrior task and battle drills. For physical readiness training, Soldiers completed the Army Physical Fitness Test, conducted training for the new Army Combat Fitness Test, and participated in combative skills training at the Fort Bragg Combatives School. For individual weapons qualification, the 900th CBN coordinated with its mission partners, the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division, to attend M4 and M9 qualification ranges at Fort Bragg. The warrior task and battle drills were the main focus for WWT, consisting of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training, improvised explosive device training, first aid, land navigation, radio communication and individual movement techniques.
To end warrior week, Soldiers from the 900th CBN and 905th CBN participated in several Warrior Adventure Quest events from paintball, skeet and trap shooting, and indoor rock climbing to enhance team building and unit cohesion while applying several warrior task and battle drills.
Warrior week enabled all unit members to complete all required warrior task and battle drills and other training requirements identified in Army Regulation 350-1, Army Training And Leader Development, meeting both the 900th CBN commander's intent and higher headquarters annual training guidance.
About the MICC:
Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon. MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitate training in the preparation of more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.