Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia work together during the tire flip portion of the Iron Spartan Fitness Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia work together during the tire flip portion of the Iron Spartan Fitness Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cpl. Isaac Guzman assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, drags a 80-pound M1A1 Main Battle Tank road wheel during the Iron Spartan Competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
2 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cpl. Isaac Guzman assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, drags a 80-pound M1A1 Main Battle Tank road wheel during the Iron Spartan Competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Spartan Soldier from D Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, participates in the deadlift chipper lane part of the larger Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Spartan Soldier from D Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, participates in the deadlift chipper lane part of the larger Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Robert Wormley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Jonathan Pardo, a fire control specialist, assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, disassembles a M240B machine gun during the Iron Spartan Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla)
4 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Jonathan Pardo, a fire control specialist, assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, disassembles a M240B machine gun during the Iron Spartan Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jose Escamilla) VIEW ORIGINAL
The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
5 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Devron Bost) VIEW ORIGINAL
The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
6 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Devron Bost) VIEW ORIGINAL
The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
7 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Devron Bost) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Terry S. Tillis, commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recognizes Sgt. Hunter Davidson assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15 Infantry Battalion, for wining the XVIII Airborne Corps' Non commissioned Officer of the Year Competition, during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
8 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Terry S. Tillis, commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recognizes Sgt. Hunter Davidson assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15 Infantry Battalion, for wining the XVIII Airborne Corps' Non commissioned Officer of the Year Competition, during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Devron Bost) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Jaime Lopez, the senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat, 3rd Infantry Division, recognizes Sgt. Hunter Davidson assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15 Infantry Battalion, for wining the XVIII Airborne Corps' Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition, during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
9 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Jaime Lopez, the senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat, 3rd Infantry Division, recognizes Sgt. Hunter Davidson assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15 Infantry Battalion, for wining the XVIII Airborne Corps' Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition, during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Jaime Lopez, senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, displays the Iron Spartan streamer during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony on Fort Stewart, Ga. June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
10 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Jaime Lopez, senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, displays the Iron Spartan streamer during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony on Fort Stewart, Ga. June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Jaime Lopez, the senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hangs the Iron Spartan streamer on Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment's guidon during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 24, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
11 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Jaime Lopez, the senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hangs the Iron Spartan streamer on Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment's guidon during the Iron Spartan Competition closing ceremony on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 24, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, celebrate after being announced the winners of the Iron Spartan Competition at the Iron Spartan closing ceremony on Fort Stewart, Ga. June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
12 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, celebrate after being announced the winners of the Iron Spartan Competition at the Iron Spartan closing ceremony on Fort Stewart, Ga. June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Spartan Soldier from D Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, participates in the deadlift chipper lane part of the larger Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
13 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Spartan Soldier from D Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, participates in the deadlift chipper lane part of the larger Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Robert Wormley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Jesse Prales, a cannon crew member, assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, disassembles a M4 carbine during the Iron Spartan Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla)
14 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Jesse Prales, a cannon crew member, assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, disassembles a M4 carbine during the Iron Spartan Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jose Escamilla) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia work as a team to finish the tire flip portion of the Iron Spartan Fitness Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
15 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia work as a team to finish the tire flip portion of the Iron Spartan Fitness Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Danny Castillo, a cavalry scout assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepares to disassemble a M240B machine gun during the Iron Spartan event at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla)
16 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Danny Castillo, a cavalry scout assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepares to disassemble a M240B machine gun during the Iron Spartan event at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jose Escamilla) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jose Escamilla) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Spartan Soldier from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participates in the deadlift chipper lane part of the larger Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021.The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
17 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Spartan Soldier from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participates in the deadlift chipper lane part of the larger Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 25, 2021.The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Robert Wormley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia participate in the tire flip portion of the Iron Spartan Fitness Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
18 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia participate in the tire flip portion of the Iron Spartan Fitness Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Dead Lift Chipper lane officer-in-charge stamps a company commander's paper validating successful completion of the lane part of the larger Iron Spartan Competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
19 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Dead Lift Chipper lane officer-in-charge stamps a company commander's paper validating successful completion of the lane part of the larger Iron Spartan Competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Robert Wormley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers assigned to the 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participate in the Deadlift Chipper Lane as part of the larger Iron Spartan Competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)
20 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assigned to the 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participate in the Deadlift Chipper Lane as part of the larger Iron Spartan Competition on Fort Stewart, Georgia, June, 25 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III, 50th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Robert Wormley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers with 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, drag a 80-pound M1A1 Main Battle Tank road wheel during an Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
21 / 27 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, drag a 80-pound M1A1 Main Battle Tank road wheel during an Iron Spartan competition on Fort Stewart June 25, 2021. The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin) VIEW ORIGINAL
The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
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The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
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The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
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The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
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The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
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The comprehensive, timed competition sought to build a team inside a team in company formations, demonstrate the physical capability of an armored brigade combat team, and show that “People First” really means preparing Soldiers to fight, win, and come home from the nation’s wars through tough, realistic training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian K. Ragin Jr.)
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FORT STEWART, Ga. – The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, call sign Spartan, conducted a company-against-company timed competition on June 25 at Fort Stewart. The competition named “Iron Spartan” spanned the entirety of the Fort Stewart satellite installation on Highway 144 and included nine events that tested the mental cognition and physical prowess of each company. This brigade-wide competition was a first of its kind for the Spartan Brigade because such extensive and comprehensive physical competitions are more commonly conducted by airborne and light infantry units.

The nine events included a weapons lane, road wheel drag, tire flip, knee tuck, ball throw, t-pushups, deadlift, medical lane and a final knowledge lane. The knowledge lane tested the commanders and first sergeants on their personnel, such as the number of Soldiers living in the barracks, on-post, and off-post. The top team received bragging rights and the “Iron Spartan” streamer.

“Iron Spartan was an event designed to build and foster teams within teams. The event included physical ACFT focused tasks, cognitive learning geared toward the EIB and ESB, and tested the 37 company command team’s leadership on the knowledge of their formation and unit history,” said Col. Terry R. Tillis, commander of the 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID. “The event was officer led and NCO run. We are a brigade combat team whose mission when called upon is to win our nation’s wars, and in order to do that we must be a cohesive team of disciplined professionals always seeking to learn and get better each day.”

Iron Spartan began at 6:30 a.m., and the company command teams were given intent-based guidance to guide them during the competition. The company commanders were in charge of navigating their company formation while the first sergeants and other noncommissioned officers pushed the formation to complete the individual tasks. Together, the officers and NCOs worked to build a cohesive team to complete the mission.

“The competition was great because it got after team-building and letting the NCOs step up in a fun yet challenging environment,” said Maj. Brandon Scott, executive officer of the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID. “The competition reminded Spartan Soldiers of all specialties that their purpose in the Army as a Soldier isn’t just doing their specific profession day-to-day but being able to fight in a tactical environment and not be a liability.”

The competition lasted nearly three hours with a final ceremony to announce the top three teams and present the Iron Spartan streamer to the winning team. The first-place team was awarded the streamer for their guidon and a four-day weekend. The second and third place team was awarded a three-day weekend. The winning team was Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd ABCT, with a time of one hour and 57 minutes.

“You don’t build a team right away, you focus on developing your people first, and then the team cohesion follows,” added Capt. Shawn Borland, commander of Bravo Company, 3rd Bn., 15th IR.

The Iron Spartan Competition was planned to be the first of more to come for the brigade. Many enjoyed the cohesive atmosphere of working toward a common goal and enabled the companies and individuals to see how they performed and improve.

“I liked the competition. It brought out the best in me personally because I’m not very good at running but I ran to almost all nine events while holding the guidon,” said Spc. Christopher Lule, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Bn., 15th IR. “I felt closer to my company afterward and our leadership really pushed us.”