10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School

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67 Soldiers from across 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain remain, as they completed their Phase 3 graded repels. In order to pa...
01/29/2020

67 Soldiers from across 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain remain, as they completed their Phase 3 graded repels. In order to pass this phase, these candidates must correctly perform a hook up test and properly demonstrate three different repels. Tomorrow these candidates will perform their final repel and a sling load practical exercise from a UH-60 Blackhawk provided by the Louisiana National Guard.
Air Assault! Climb to Glory!

68 candidates remain of Air Assault Class 20-02 as they start Phase 3 training down here at Fort Polk, LA! Candidates wi...
01/28/2020

68 candidates remain of Air Assault Class 20-02 as they start Phase 3 training down here at Fort Polk, LA! Candidates will continue training this week, working on repelling and techniques. All in preparation for aircraft rappels out of a UH-60 Blackhawk later this week. CTG! Air Assault!!

One of our newest cadre members to the Light Fighters School, SGT Strother from 2-14 IN, continues to work towards his c...
01/28/2020

One of our newest cadre members to the Light Fighters School, SGT Strother from 2-14 IN, continues to work towards his certification to teach and instruct as a Black Hat at the 10th Mountain Division Air Assault School!

Air Assault Candidates apart of Class 20-02 at Fort Polk LA, conducted their Phase 2 Written Test and Hands On for sling...
01/24/2020

Air Assault Candidates apart of Class 20-02 at Fort Polk LA, conducted their Phase 2 Written Test and Hands On for sling loads. CTG!

Today Fort Polk Soldiers in Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course Class 20-01, conducted KD Zero and KD qualification tra...
01/23/2020

Today Fort Polk Soldiers in Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course Class 20-01, conducted KD Zero and KD qualification training on Range 23. As they wrap up their day shooting, they will transition into a night familiarization shoot and training tonight. CTG!

Air Assault Students apart of class 20-02 have completed Phase 1 and are moving on to Phase 2 Sling Loads! Pictured belo...
01/23/2020

Air Assault Students apart of class 20-02 have completed Phase 1 and are moving on to Phase 2 Sling Loads! Pictured below are 3rd Brigade 10th Mountain Soldiers conducting the obstacle course, 2 mile run, 6 mile foot march and Phase 1 classes. CTG! Air Assault!

This week begins week 2 of Pre-Ranger Class 20-03 down here at Fort Polk, LA! After completing the physical events of we...
01/22/2020

This week begins week 2 of Pre-Ranger Class 20-03 down here at Fort Polk, LA! After completing the physical events of week 1, the 13 remaining 20-03 Rangers will be rucking up and heading off to conduct patrolling. CTG! RLTW!

Here’s a belated congratulations to one of our own, SSG Estes for graduating the United States Army Pathfinder School! S...
01/10/2020

Here’s a belated congratulations to one of our own, SSG Estes for graduating the United States Army Pathfinder School! SSG Estes has served as one of the senior Air Assault Instructors at the School House. Best of luck to him and his family as he has been selected to continue to serve as a Drill Sergeant! CTG!

Let’s hear for Light Fighters School’s newest NCO, SGT Pardo! SGT Pardo pinned yesterday and currently serves as the Sch...
01/10/2020

Let’s hear for Light Fighters School’s newest NCO, SGT Pardo! SGT Pardo pinned yesterday and currently serves as the School’s Supply NCOIC. CTG!

*Attention* Shown below is the updated Fiscal Year 2020 Light Fighters School Calendar. Big take away, Mountain Athlete ...
01/08/2020

*Attention* Shown below is the updated Fiscal Year 2020 Light Fighters School Calendar. Big take away, Mountain Athlete Warrior classes have been reduced down to every other week. CTG!

01/06/2020

Open Mat nights are back! Time to work off the food from leave and get in shape to compete in the All Army Combatives Tournament. Monday through Friday at 6-8 pm at the Light Fighters School Combatives Facility. Get fit and learn to be more lethal! CTG!

12/16/2019

PSA* Open Mat nights at the Light Fighters School Combatives Facility will resume next year on January 6th at 1800. For those who have come out to train, happy holidays and safe travels! CTG!

It’s not every day one of our 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters graduates the legendary, Chilean Mountain Warfare Sc...
12/13/2019

It’s not every day one of our 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters graduates the legendary, Chilean Mountain Warfare School. Lasting over six months long, our very SGT Flores graduated this past week and returned back to Fort Drum safely. SGT Flores joins the very few from our nation who have made it through this grueling and intense school. Let’s hear it for our SGT Flores! Climb to Glory!

Early yesterday morning, eight NCOs from across the division who were selected to serve as Drill Sergeants and Recruiter...
12/13/2019

Early yesterday morning, eight NCOs from across the division who were selected to serve as Drill Sergeants and Recruiters, completed their APFT at the 10th Mountain Division Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. These Light Fighters continued to excel despite the high winds and single digit temperatures! CTG!

Today we are sending off SGT Clark as he returns to his unit. SGT Clark served as a Mountain Athlete Warrior instructor ...
12/13/2019

Today we are sending off SGT Clark as he returns to his unit. SGT Clark served as a Mountain Athlete Warrior instructor for the past two years here at the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School. SGT Clark will be PCSing to Fort Bragg, NC for his next assignment. Let’s hear it for SGT Clark! CTG!

12/11/2019

*PSA* Open mat tonight at 1800 is CANCELED due to weather. It will reconvene tomorrow depending on weather.

The Cadre and Instructors of the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School would like to wish you all Happy Holidays!...
12/09/2019

The Cadre and Instructors of the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School would like to wish you all Happy Holidays! As we wrap up our remaining Pre-Ranger and Mountain Warfare Courses for 2019, enjoy your holidays and stay safe in your travels!

Starting in January through the end of February, the Light Fighters School will conducting our annual MTT at Fort Polk Louisiana. There we will continue to train and instruct 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters in our Air Assault, Pre-Ranger, Mountain Athlete Warrior, Rifle Marksmanship Instructor and Machine Gun Leaders courses. To Patriot Brigade Soldiers interested in attending our courses, please reserve through your unit Schools NCO.

Happy Holidays!

Last week on Friday, we had the honor of promoting Sergeant Burns to the rank of Staff Sergeant. SSG Burns serves as one...
12/09/2019

Last week on Friday, we had the honor of promoting Sergeant Burns to the rank of Staff Sergeant. SSG Burns serves as one of the instructors for our Mountian Athlete Warrior Course. Let’s hear it for the Light Fighters School newest SSG!

This week, 30 Soldiers from across the division will be starting Phase 2 of our class 20-02 Mountain Warfare Course. Thi...
12/09/2019

This week, 30 Soldiers from across the division will be starting Phase 2 of our class 20-02 Mountain Warfare Course. This course teaches basic military mountaineering techniques to include, knot tying, building rope systems and rappelling. It functions as a preparatory course for those who seek to attend to the Basic Military Mountaineer Course at Jericho, VT. Let’s hear for our Light Fighters and Cadre! CTG!

Today we had several of our Light Fighters School cadre and instructors graduate from BLC (Basic Leaders Course) and the...
11/27/2019

Today we had several of our Light Fighters School cadre and instructors graduate from BLC (Basic Leaders Course) and the CFDIC (Common Faculty Development Instructors Course). Pictured below first is our Supply Clerk, SPC Pardo, who graduated BLC. Best of luck to our school’s newest soon to be NCO.

Next up, SSG Hardin, SSG Kraft, SSG Martinez, SSG Olson and SSG Wager graduated the CFDIC course this morning. CFDIC prepares NCOs to better conduct themselves as instructors and facilitators when training Soldiers. They’re hard work and attendance of this course will continue to pay off as you send your Light Fighters to the Light Fighters School to train. Let’s hear it for our cadre and instructors below in the comments!

A belated congratulations to our newest retiree here at the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School. Last week SFC ...
11/27/2019

A belated congratulations to our newest retiree here at the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School. Last week SFC Charles Rumschlag, the Operations NCOIC here at the school house completed 20 years of distinguished service in the United States Army. Serving in positions from scout section leader to first sergeant and the Light Fighters School Commandant, SFC Rumschlag’s influence and impact on the Light Fighters School has helped make our institution what it is today. Please congratulate this outstanding NCO as he starts in a new management position here in Watertown NY!

This morning 10th Mountain Division Soldiers competed in the 10th Mountain Division Best NCO and Soldier Assessment. Sol...
11/18/2019

This morning 10th Mountain Division Soldiers competed in the 10th Mountain Division Best NCO and Soldier Assessment. Soldiers conducted an APFT, R2 Assessment, Land Navigation exam, weapons stations and a 6 mile ruck march. The final event will occur tomorrow morning when these Light Fighters will go before division leadership.

Yesterday, our Light Fighter Marksmanship Instructors assisted NCOs from 226 Signal Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade in...
11/06/2019

Yesterday, our Light Fighter Marksmanship Instructors assisted NCOs from 226 Signal Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade in preliminary marksmanship instruction on the MK19, M2, M240 and M249 prior to their execution of weapon qualifications. CTG!

Big shout out to our Pre-Ranger instructors for setting the standard! For this previous fiscal year, we’ve had an 81% gr...
11/01/2019
Light Fighter School prepares Soldiers for the rigours of Ranger School

Big shout out to our Pre-Ranger instructors for setting the standard! For this previous fiscal year, we’ve had an 81% graduation rate at Ranger School for 10th Mountain Division soldiers who successfully completed our Pre-Ranger course. CTG!

Throughout the year, 10th Mountain Division holds a pre-Ranger class for Soldiers who want to earn the coveted Ranger tab.

Check out the first part of this three part video series showing our Mountain Athlete Warrior instructors breaking down ...
10/29/2019
Dynamic Warm Up

Check out the first part of this three part video series showing our Mountain Athlete Warrior instructors breaking down how to conduct a proper dynamic warm up! Part 2 (Basic Movement Patterns) and Part 3 (Cool-Down) are also on the U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division you tube channel to check out! CTG!

10th Mountain Division's Mountain Athlete Warrior Facility demonstrates the steps and techniques for a dynamic warm up.

"UPDATED CALENDER" Refer below to the updated FY20 LFS Course Calender. Update includes the additional Mountain Athlete ...
10/15/2019

"UPDATED CALENDER" Refer below to the updated FY20 LFS Course Calender. Update includes the additional Mountain Athlete Warrior courses being held. For course reservations please coordinate through your unit schools NCOs to secure slots. CTG!

Today the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School Instructor, SFC Christopher Jensen, was awarded the Meritorious S...
09/19/2019

Today the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School Instructor, SFC Christopher Jensen, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of 14 years of honorable service in the United States Army. Show your support down below in congratulating him and wishing him a successful and happy retirement. Climb to Glory!

Today Students of Air Assault Class 09-19 used what they’ve learned the previous day on the ground and rappelled from th...
09/17/2019

Today Students of Air Assault Class 09-19 used what they’ve learned the previous day on the ground and rappelled from the Light Fighters School Air Assault tower.

This morning, Soldiers across the 10th Mountain Division who have been selected to serve the United States Army as Drill...
08/29/2019

This morning, Soldiers across the 10th Mountain Division who have been selected to serve the United States Army as Drill Sergeants and Recruiters, conducted an APFT in preparation for attendance to their respective schools. Shout out to Light Fighters School instructors who were up this morning to administer the event.

Today 10th Mountain Divison Pre-Ranger Students apart of PRC Class 11-19 conducted their Combat Water Survival Assessmen...
08/29/2019

Today 10th Mountain Divison Pre-Ranger Students apart of PRC Class 11-19 conducted their Combat Water Survival Assessment (CWSA) in preparation for Ranger School.

This weekend the Light Fighters School bid farewell to some of our outstanding Instructors. Best of luck to SSG Williams...
08/25/2019

This weekend the Light Fighters School bid farewell to some of our outstanding Instructors. Best of luck to SSG Williams, SFC Wojcik, SSG Smith and SSG Rameriz in their endeavors. Thank you for your time and attention to detail in getting the school where it is today! Climb to Glory! 10th Mountain Division

2019 Best Sniper / Small Arms Competition.
07/08/2019

2019 Best Sniper / Small Arms Competition.

This week at LFS, we had Air Assault and PRC continue on and will graduate next week. MWC is also in course and will gra...
04/12/2019

This week at LFS, we had Air Assault and PRC continue on and will graduate next week. MWC is also in course and will graduate next week.

The Best Ranger Competition began this morning in Fort Benning, GA. For the most up to date standings, check out the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade page.

Best of luck to our competitors this weekend!

Also, Mountain Soldiers competed in the Lacerda Cup Combatives Competition this week. For the most up to date results, please visit 10th Mountain Division Combatives page.

CTG!

🎯#LFS #CTG
03/25/2019

🎯#LFS #CTG

This week at LFS, TCC 03-19, RMIC 03-19, and MAW 09-19 all concluded.We welcomed back our All Army Small Arms team after...
03/22/2019

This week at LFS, TCC 03-19, RMIC 03-19, and MAW 09-19 all concluded.

We welcomed back our All Army Small Arms team after a good showing down in Fort Benning,GA. SPC Noyes was awarded the Excellence in Competition Badge. Great work by the team.

CTG!

Basic Combatives Course 03-19 graduates
02/08/2019

Basic Combatives Course 03-19 graduates

Basic Combatives Course 03-19 graduates!

2019 “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge Champions #LFS #CTG 🏔❄️⚔️
01/29/2019

2019 “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge Champions #LFS #CTG 🏔❄️⚔️

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 “D” Series Winter Mountain Challenge!CTG!
01/25/2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 “D” Series Winter Mountain Challenge!

CTG!

The 2019 “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge has officially kicked off! 27 teams will compete through the snow and rain...
01/24/2019

The 2019 “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge has officially kicked off!

27 teams will compete through the snow and rain with hopes of being at the top at the end of the day!

Stay tuned.

CTG!

This week at LFS, the team was hard at work getting ready for the “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge next week! PRC co...
01/17/2019

This week at LFS, the team was hard at work getting ready for the “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge next week! PRC continued their training and TCC graduated 8 Soldiers. Congrats to the graduates!

Next week, we will host the “D” Series Mountain Winter Challenge on Thursday. We have many teams signed up and ready to compete!

CTG!

This week at LFS we finished up our last course of 2018. A great year with thousands of Soldiers trainers across the Div...
12/14/2018

This week at LFS we finished up our last course of 2018. A great year with thousands of Soldiers trainers across the Division, the Army, and sister services.

Happy Holidays from the LFS team!

CTG!

This week at LFS, Mountain Warfare Course continued with rappelling operations and will graduate on the 14th. Members of...
11/30/2018

This week at LFS, Mountain Warfare Course continued with rappelling operations and will graduate on the 14th. Members of the BRC team continued their training progression in preparation for the competition next spring.

LFS hosted our annual Holiday Bash with Soldiers and their families on Thursday and had a great time!

We also said goodbye to SGT Bermudez and SPC Falah. Thank you for all of your contributions to LFS, we wish you both the best going forward!

This week at LFS, Mountain Warfare Course continued their training. We also hosted the Solider/NCO of the QTR competitio...
11/08/2018

This week at LFS, Mountain Warfare Course continued their training. We also hosted the Solider/NCO of the QTR competition. Congratulations to the winners!

We want to congratulate SSG Rodriguez (PRC instructor) for graduating from Chilean Army Mountain Warfare School this week. A great accomplishment!

Next week, we will begin MAW 04-19 and MWC will graduate on Friday.

CTG!

This week at LFS, PRC and Basic Combatives Course concluded and Mountain Warfare Course began. Good luck to the 12 Mount...
11/02/2018

This week at LFS, PRC and Basic Combatives Course concluded and Mountain Warfare Course began. Good luck to the 12 Mountain Soldiers who will be attending Ranger School this weekend!

Next week, Mountain Warfare Course will be ongoing and MAW 03-19 will begin.

CTG!

Next week,

The 10th MTN DIV (LI) team took home 🥈 in the FORSCOM Small Arms Competition held at Fort Bragg #LFS #CTG
10/26/2018

The 10th MTN DIV (LI) team took home 🥈 in the FORSCOM Small Arms Competition held at Fort Bragg #LFS #CTG

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