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Deep Strike conducts leader stakes

November 20, 2009

Photos by Sgt. Anthony Chase



Deep Strike Leaders with ProMask

Photo by Sgt. Anthony Chase

Two of the Deep Strike leaders marching from one lane to another with the protective masks on.


FORT HOOD, Texas - As winter in Texas was just starting to set in the leaders of 2-20 Field Artillery Battalion lead the way in becoming certified leaders. Over a fourteen mile course each competitor with over 65 pounds in their bag marched through a grueling lane driven route. This pushed everyone to their limits as every few miles the competitors stopped to conduct missions from proper throwing of hand grenades, disassembling and reassembling weapon systems, and conducting first aid on wounded Soldiers. Each of the twelve events was graded and the course ended with a PT test to really drive home that the leaders of the Deep Strike Battalion never quit. Each leader that passed the course earned the Command Sergeant Major’s belt buckle.

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