10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School

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12/22/2020

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A community vigil is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23 at the 10th Mountain Division Monument in Thompson Park to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Cpl. Hayden Harris. If you would like to attend, please wear your face mask and practice physical distancing during the ceremony.

Our thoughts are with CPL Harris' family, friends and team in the wake of this tragic loss. As the Soldiers, Friends and...
12/20/2020

Our thoughts are with CPL Harris' family, friends and team in the wake of this tragic loss.

As the Soldiers, Friends and Families of the 10th Mountain Division grapple with this devastating news, don't forget that there are resources to help:

Fort Drum Behavioral Health: (315) 772-2778
10th Mountain Division Chaplain's Office: (315) 772-5163
10th Mountain Garrison Chaplain's Office: (315) 772-5591
Suicide Prevention Office: (315) 772-9018
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 Press 1
Jefferson County Crisis Response: (315) 782-2327
Jefferson County Mobile Crisis Services: (315) 788-0970

UPDATE: Corporal Harris has been found deceased, and the investigation is on-going.

"We are grateful to everyone who shared his picture or said a prayer for his safe return, and we ask that you continue to tell the story of this great Soldier, and keep his Family in your thoughts and prayers, as we will," said Brig. Gen. Brett Funck, acting senior commander, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum.

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12/19/2020

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Update: We have included photos of Spc. Harris' vehicle. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Spc. Hayden Harris, please call one of the numbers below or submit to www.cid.army.mil/report-a-crime.html.

Our Light Fighter School Team is currently down at Fort Polk running our Pre-Ranger, Mountain Athlete Warrior and Rifle ...
12/16/2020

Our Light Fighter School Team is currently down at Fort Polk running our Pre-Ranger, Mountain Athlete Warrior and Rifle Marksmanship Courses!

Climb to Glory!

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
11/30/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Last week Sfc Randy Boxley with 1-32 INF reenlisted at the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School Rappel Tower. Congratulations!

11/23/2020
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Check out Day 1 of the Mountain Athlete Warrior 8-Week Workout Program!

Get after it, #MountainTough Soldiers!

Here it is #MountainTough Soldiers...

This is Day One of the Mountain Warrior Athlete 8-Week Workout Program designed with #10MTN_FitnessFocus in mind.

The incredible Warriors from the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School will be coming at you every week day to bring you top-notch workouts.

Are you ready? Get out there and RUCK!

#ClimbToGlory!

11/23/2020
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Hey #MountainTough Warriors.
This video right here is the Dynamic Warmup video you've been searching for. This is the warmup that will be mentioned going forward in the Mountain Athlete Warrior 8-week Program videos.

Hey #MountainTough Warriors.
This video right here is the Dynamic Warmup video you've been searching for. This is the warmup that will be mentioned going forward in the Mountain Athlete Warrior 8-week Program videos.

#10MTN_DynamicWarmup
#ClimbToGlory

11/23/2020
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Can't workout at your local, on post or unit gyms? COVID-19 mitigation doesn't need to mean foregoing all fitness!

Check out our Mountain Athlete Warrior Team as they guide 10th Mountain Division soldiers through 8-Week Workout Program!

Climb to Glory!

Hey #MountainTough Soldiers,
Check out the team from the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School.

This is the beginning of an 8-week program. Every weekday there will be videos giving you the scoop on how to get fit and become a true Mountain Athlete Warrior.

A separate video will be published that describes the Dynamic Warmup, which is conducted before every one of these workouts.

Get ready, because the script has been flipped. Tomorrow is a RUCK MARCH!

#ClimbToGlory!
#10MTN_FitnessFocus

Please make note of the changes to the Ranger Class report dates for the 21-02 and 21-03 Pre-Ranger Classes!
11/17/2020

Please make note of the changes to the Ranger Class report dates for the 21-02 and 21-03 Pre-Ranger Classes!

Congratulations to SPC Hendricks from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin on being the Pre-Ranger Course Clas...
10/30/2020

Congratulations to SPC Hendricks from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin on being the Pre-Ranger Course Class 21-01 Honor Grad! Best of luck to him and the rest of his peers as they make their way down to Ranger School.

Looking forward to seeing you all come back tabbed!

CTG!

Last week, the Light Fighters School said goodbye to two members of our team. SGT Pardo (left) and SGT Lavagnino (right)...
10/05/2020

Last week, the Light Fighters School said goodbye to two members of our team. SGT Pardo (left) and SGT Lavagnino (right) have been with us for quite awhile and cemented themselves as pillars of the schoolhouse. Their knowledge, dedication and spirit can easily be described as the engine of our organization as they helped shape the Light Fighters School into its best version yet. Their professional contributions and personable characters were indispensable. Few get the chance to work with such high quality NCOs, and for that the Light Fighters School counts itself especially lucky. They will be sorely missed and it will be quite an adjustment to get used to a new normal without them!

We wish them all the best as they move on to their next assignments at JBLM and Ft Leonard Wood where they will undoubtedly excel!

Climb to Glory!

Congratulations to the 10th Mountain Division's newest Ranger tabbed soldiers! These 5 individuals went straight through...
09/24/2020

Congratulations to the 10th Mountain Division's newest Ranger tabbed soldiers! These 5 individuals went straight through the entire course and proudly represent both 1BCT & 2BCT!

Climb To Glory! RLTW!

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1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
08/18/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team are participating in the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighter School Mountain Athlete Warrior Course at Fort Drum, New York.

The course calendar for FY21 has been approved and we are excited to continue developing formations across the Division....
08/13/2020

The course calendar for FY21 has been approved and we are excited to continue developing formations across the Division. The dates should reflect on ATRRS within the coming week so keep an eye out!

07/15/2020

Say hello to the 10th Mountain Division’s newest Rappel Masters!

Video courtesy of one of our instructors, SSG Anderson!

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Today, the Light Fighter School and its commander, CPT Bushong (left), had the privilege of performing a reenlistment ce...
06/30/2020

Today, the Light Fighter School and its commander, CPT Bushong (left), had the privilege of performing a reenlistment ceremony for one of our stellar Air Assault instructors, SSG Anderson (right), on the Rappel Tower! It is always a great sight to see talent continue on in the Army. We are so excited to see what this next phase of his career produces!

Air Assault! Climb to Glory!

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Some more photos of Air Assault rappelling. See if you can spot your soldier!Climb to Glory!
06/29/2020

Some more photos of Air Assault rappelling. See if you can spot your soldier!

Climb to Glory!

Air Assault Class 20-03 tackled the rappel tower today! A tough time to discover any newfound fears of heights for anyon...
06/29/2020

Air Assault Class 20-03 tackled the rappel tower today! A tough time to discover any newfound fears of heights for anyone but our great instructors were there guiding each student every step of the way!

Air Assault!

Air Assault Class 20-03 is making good progress today as they got through Phase 2 testing under the watchful eyes of the...
06/25/2020

Air Assault Class 20-03 is making good progress today as they got through Phase 2 testing under the watchful eyes of their instructors!

Air Assault! Climb to Glory!

Air Assault Class 20-03 is going strong! Today Soldiers and Airmen across the 10th Mountain Division got after some grea...
06/23/2020

Air Assault Class 20-03 is going strong! Today Soldiers and Airmen across the 10th Mountain Division got after some great sling load training. Air Assault! Climb to Glory!

Day Zero is complete for Air Assault Class 20-03! Today Soldiers and Airman across the 10th Mountain Division conducted ...
06/19/2020

Day Zero is complete for Air Assault Class 20-03! Today Soldiers and Airman across the 10th Mountain Division conducted their layout, 2 mile run and the Air Assault Obstacle Course. Air Assault! Climb to Glory!

06/18/2020
Today Soldiers from across the division came to the Light Fighters School for the Pre-Layout and Inspection for Air Assa...
06/17/2020

Today Soldiers from across the division came to the Light Fighters School for the Pre-Layout and Inspection for Air Assault Class 20-03! Air Assault! Climb to Glory!

05/14/2020

Today, SSG Marchbanks will provide a block of instruction on the MK-19 40mm Grenade Launcher. CTG!

Check out your 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters apart of Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course Class 20-02 hone thei...
05/14/2020

Check out your 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters apart of Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course Class 20-02 hone their skills on the know distance range this week! Climb to Glory!

05/12/2020

Today, watch below as SGT Freitas one of our marksmanship instructors, walks through the disassembly and assembly of the M240B medium machine. CTG!

05/11/2020

Check out SSG Harden from our Marksmanship team here at the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School walk through the M2 50 Caliber Machine Gun. Tune in each day this week as we continue to provide hands on training. CTG!

*ATTENTION* Updated LFS Calendar shown below! A few things to note for 10th Mountain Division Units. The remaining Air A...
05/08/2020

*ATTENTION* Updated LFS Calendar shown below! A few things to note for 10th Mountain Division Units. The remaining Air Assault and Rappel Master course dates have shifted, please refer below. Additionally we will be running MAW every week for the rest of the month at reduced class sizes. Starting 01 JUN our class sizes will return to normal. Thank you for your continuing support. Climb to Glory!

04/30/2020

Good morning everyone, as the COVID-19 situation develops we will continue to push out updates on Facebook and through Division schools. Here is our most recent changes. Thank you for your continuing support as we look forward to returning to normal and training our Light Fighters! #Climbtoglory!

- RMIC 20-02 will start on 11 May through the 22nd.

- MAW will convene starting next week on Monday (04 May) and the following week on 11 May.

04/29/2020
AMRAP- as many reps as possible
04/29/2020

AMRAP- as many reps as possible

04/27/2020

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T-4871 Netherly Street & Railey Ave
Fort Drum, NY
13602

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I don't know how important this to any of you, but it is important to me. My friend Tom Pennington passed away yesterday. He was 71. Tom and I met there at the 10th Mountain Division Light Fighter Academy in 1989. I was a new instructor and Tom was a grizzled TAC NCO who was there usually an hour or more before P.T. and a couple of hours after training was completed. In those days we still used the coal heaters for the courses that required students to stay on site. Tom was a dedicated soldier ... and at that time in his life, he needed to be with other soldiers. From him, I learned more than I can begin to share. He loved the Light Fighter School and I found that working there was one of the most rewarding jobs of my career. Tom retired in August of 91 and and three months later I moved over to Division HQ as the G3-Air NCOIC. After I retired in 1995, I moved to El Paso, Texas. I know for you younger guys, in this age of social media and the seemingly unending expansion of possibilities with the internet, this may not sound like a big deal ... but in 1999 Tom and I bumped into each other at a local Walmart in El Paso. Over the years we have been the best of friends and I am going to miss him dearly. Thank you for listening. Climb to Glory.
Good morning, I called the number listed here and I do not have an extension to talk to a live person. I have a Soldier reporting on Wednesday and I need some info to approve his travel. Thank you-SFC Rundle
This Eric Kelford guy lists your organization as his place of employment. Just thought you should know that he is openly racist.
I love the tenth, I’ve known about it since Vietnam days! Y’all had gone over you’d have done a dam-dam in those guys! Best you didn’t go though, didn’t lose those bad ass senior NCOs. You guys are the Army! Bad to the bone! God Bless you men, ladies you are the best if the best ! May God watch you and keep you safe! Who dat bad as the 10 th! Nobody! Nobody’s even close!
For those of you who knew or worked with Sgt. Steve Paupst, he has passed away. He was a Romeo and there is a Go Fund Me campaign to help cover his funeral expenses.
Please help me i want to join army
I was the 1st SGT of the 1st course (test) in 1985, we lost over 1/2 of the students. No trucks to take us to the field everything was on our back 120+ lbs had a student with possible heart attack with in 300 meters of the start.
I was in the USAF but if i ever was to join the Army i wouldn't take anything less than going 10th Mountain...i was in a very special AF wing...we had guys with Ranger tabs as well...