Fort Drum 2-87 Bravo Company

Fort Drum 2-87 Bravo Company Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, Bravo Company

2-87, Blackhawk Co, conducted Team Live Fire in conjunction with Advanced Rifle Marksmanship last week at Range 22. Team...
06/30/2020

2-87, Blackhawk Co, conducted Team Live Fire in conjunction with Advanced Rifle Marksmanship last week at Range 22. Teams were assessed over 3 days of training through a dry, blank, and live progression. After successfully being certified as teams, soldiers spent time training Advanced Rifle Marksmanship, rehearsing mag drills, “ready ups”, movement while shooting, “fighting up” and “fighting down”, and covering fire under movement. This rigorous ARM training came courtesy of CSM Terenas’s training he administered with Blackhawk Co Senior NCO’s. This training culminated with a 13 mile ruck out of the training area, back to the BN Footprint. Overall soldiers were able to practice shooting and moving, and working with their teams over numerous repetitions.

Catamounts!
Conquer Men and Mountains!

2-87, Blackhawk Co, conducted an “Agoge Competition”. The competition was inspired by the rigorous Spartan Agoge Trainin...
05/26/2020

2-87, Blackhawk Co, conducted an “Agoge Competition”. The competition was inspired by the rigorous Spartan Agoge Training, and created to test the Squad Leaders on their Phyical, Tactical, and Technical abilities! The Agoge incorporated the ACFT event, a medical lane, a communications lane, and finally weapons manipulation and machine gun theory, all while Rucking to each event. Total distance traveled was 6.5 miles between all events!

Blackhawk Co Squad Leaders have shown their willingness and determination to always strive to be better leaders for their soldiers and themselves in order to maintain physical, tactical, and technical readiness!

Catamounts!
Conquer Men and Mountains!

2-87, Blackhawk Co, 1st Platoon conducts range estimation, call for fire, and team movement techniques training in the L...
04/30/2020

2-87, Blackhawk Co, 1st Platoon conducts range estimation, call for fire, and team movement techniques training in the LTA. The soliders are eager to conduct outdoor training and increase unit lethality.

Catamounts!
Conquer Men and Mountains!

04/29/2020

2-87 Battalion, Blackhawk Company, and Outlaw Platoon is proud to congratulate CPL Jonathan Armentrout on his reenlistment. Continue to do great things!

Catamounts!
Conquer Men and Mountains!
Strength & Honor!

During COVID-19, the Blackhawk family is staying diligent and strong. PT and training has changed but our mindset has no...
04/21/2020

During COVID-19, the Blackhawk family is staying diligent and strong. PT and training has changed but our mindset has not. Hard work will pay off.

Conquer Men and Mountains!

https://www.wwnytv.com/2019/07/24/former-soldier-returns-fort-drum-remembers-fallen-friend/Yesterday Blackhawk Company h...
07/25/2019
Former soldier returns to Fort Drum, remembers fallen friend

https://www.wwnytv.com/2019/07/24/former-soldier-returns-fort-drum-remembers-fallen-friend/

Yesterday Blackhawk Company had the honor of hosting CPT (ret.) Jake Murphy who served as Executive Officer in B Co during the 2011 deployment. CPT Murphy was wounded in action during the deployment but has continued to serve as an inspiration not just to Wounded Warriors but current and past service members alike.

A former Fort Drum solider who lost both legs in Afghanistan is back visiting post. He wants to make sure one of his fallen friends is being is being remembered.

Blackhawks! We will be having our Company Org Day on Thursday. Come out and enjoy the football game, free bowling/potluc...
12/05/2017

Blackhawks! We will be having our Company Org Day on Thursday. Come out and enjoy the football game, free bowling/potluck followed by the Boxing Smoker! Please contact us with any questions. We are watching the weather and working a back up plan.

#actionsaregreaterthanwordsBlackhawks!
11/24/2017

#actionsaregreaterthanwords

Blackhawks!

What's your motivation?

#ReadyandLethal
(Photo courtesy 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment from Fort AP Hill, VA during Vigilant Shield)
#MotivationMonday

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. Here's a photo from LTC(ret) Sinh Gibbon, former B/2-87 IN Commander, of Bl...
11/10/2017

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. Here's a photo from LTC(ret) Sinh Gibbon, former B/2-87 IN Commander, of Blackhawk Company in the Sinai, 2001 - 2002.

Blackhawk Company leading the way once again. Demo training, firing live Carl Gustav, throwing over 100 hand grenades an...
11/08/2017

Blackhawk Company leading the way once again. Demo training, firing live Carl Gustav, throwing over 100 hand grenades and detonating claymores. Excellent job!

Check out these photos from our Soldiers in 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment during their deployment readiness exercise, Vigilant Shield at Fort AP Hill, VA!

Today, after three weeks of extensive training and testing, we had 20 Blackhawks earn their Expert Infantryman Badge. Of...
08/25/2017

Today, after three weeks of extensive training and testing, we had 20 Blackhawks earn their Expert Infantryman Badge. Of those 20 we had 7 go "True Blue" meaning they had no deficiencies at all.

Completing EIB is a difficult achievement but achieving the difficult is what we do. Blackhawks!

Day 6 of EIB: Since our last post, B Co has conducted Day and Night Land Navigation, Medical Lane Training and did a gat...
08/12/2017

Day 6 of EIB: Since our last post, B Co has conducted Day and Night Land Navigation, Medical Lane Training and did a gated APFT. Today, we are focusing on the Weapons Lane. The guys are looking good. Blackhawks!

EIB Train Up Day 2: Today Blackhawk Company took to the Patrol Lane. Tasks ranged from throwing hand grenades, calling f...
08/08/2017

EIB Train Up Day 2: Today Blackhawk Company took to the Patrol Lane. Tasks ranged from throwing hand grenades, calling for fire and camouflaging personal equipment and self! Another great day of training.

Today Blackhawk Company started its official train up for the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB). Train up will occur for th...
08/07/2017

Today Blackhawk Company started its official train up for the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB). Train up will occur for the next two weeks and the third week will be the test! It is a beautiful day to be out honing our skills on our assigned weapon systems.

Blackhawk Company has been extremely busy these past few weeks. After qualifying expert in preparation for EIB, we hit t...
07/23/2017

Blackhawk Company has been extremely busy these past few weeks. After qualifying expert in preparation for EIB, we hit the Gas Chambers to test our new equipment and then rolled into 2-days of Land Navigation. However, the best photos are clearly the ones from the Gas Chamber. Blackhawks!

06/01/2017
2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment

Come see some of our Blackhawks receive some well deserved awards!

Family and friends of the Catamounts,

This Friday, June 2 at 10:30 is the 2-87 award ceremony at the MPA Theater on Ft. Drum. This will be an open event so you are welcome to come see your Catamount be awarded for their hard work and devotion to the Battalion and the Army.

Last week, the first "Battle of the Blackhawks" was conducted. It is a boxing match that has each Platoon put their best...
05/24/2017

Last week, the first "Battle of the Blackhawks" was conducted. It is a boxing match that has each Platoon put their best fighters into the ring to see who comes out victorious. 2nd Platoon swept all their fights and took 1st. It was an aggressive event and we look forward to the next one. Thank you to our friends at 10th Mountain Division Light Fighters School for helping to make this event possible. Blackhawks!

04/13/2017
10th Mountain Division

Here is a video showing the entire Catamount Battalion (BN) doing the BN Live Fire down at Fort Polk. Blackhawk Company makes numerous appearances during it. Hope you enjoy. Blackhawks!

2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment is back home in North Country New York after completing a Battalion live-fire exercise at JRTC and Fort Polk. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division unit proved "Mountain Tough" as they manuvered through challenging and realistic combat scenarios with ease. Climb to Glory! U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U.S.Army XVIII Airborne Corps GOARMY.COM U.S. Army Infantry

Blackhawk Company congratulates now 1LT Ryan Carter on his promotion. Blackhawks!
03/27/2017

Blackhawk Company congratulates now 1LT Ryan Carter on his promotion. Blackhawks!

CATAMOUNTS!

Congratulations to 1LT Ryan Carter for his promotion to First Lieutenant. 1LT Carter is the 3rd Platoon Leader in Blackhawk Co.

Blackhawk Company's own SGT Brown took Bronze Medal in the pistol match. He is currently representing all of 2-87 and 2B...
03/19/2017

Blackhawk Company's own SGT Brown took Bronze Medal in the pistol match. He is currently representing all of 2-87 and 2BCT on the 10th Mountain Division Team. Well done brother. Blackhawks!

Sgt Brown won Bronze medal in pistol match 5.

Today Blackhawk Company finished the force on force training. Our lethality during the offense and defense was unmatched...
03/14/2017

Today Blackhawk Company finished the force on force training. Our lethality during the offense and defense was unmatched. As the Company prepares to move into the next phase of training, we do so as a stronger and more proficient team.

Blackhawk Company is prepared to execute their assigned mission. The past four months have been spent in preparation and...
02/26/2017

Blackhawk Company is prepared to execute their assigned mission. The past four months have been spent in preparation and now the fine tuning is occurring. Below you can see the men finalizing their techniques. Everyone should be proud of their professional and lethal Soldier. Blackhawks!

Blackhawk Company has been extremely busy these past couple weeks but today we had the opportunity to re-enlist one of o...
02/17/2017

Blackhawk Company has been extremely busy these past couple weeks but today we had the opportunity to re-enlist one of our own. Below 1LT McCarthy gives the Oath of Enlistment to SPC Black. We are happy that SPC Black and his family are continuing to serve this great country. Blackhawks!

Blackhawk Company conducted a team level competition that evaluated the lethal skill set of its Infantry Teams. While al...
01/21/2017

Blackhawk Company conducted a team level competition that evaluated the lethal skill set of its Infantry Teams. While all of the teams performed well, one team proved itself beyond the others. SGT Ward and his team of SPC Hudson, PFC Blackston and PVT McGivney moved the fastest and executed with the most precision to take first place. Congrats men!

Blackhawk Company farewelled 1LT Wong today. He was value added to B Co and we know he will be value added as he continu...
01/18/2017

Blackhawk Company farewelled 1LT Wong today. He was value added to B Co and we know he will be value added as he continues his Army career. The Blackhawk Family is thankful for his service and wish him the best of luck! Conquer Men and Mountains! Blackhawks!

Yesterday the Blackhawk Family presented SPC Sommers with his Ranger Axe. The Axe is another symbol of the competence an...
01/07/2017

Yesterday the Blackhawk Family presented SPC Sommers with his Ranger Axe. The Axe is another symbol of the competence and excellence expected of Ranger-qualified Infantrymen. With this comes further responsibility and capablity to help make Blackhawks the most lethal organization capable of winning on any battlefield. Congratulations to SPC Sommers!

01/06/2017

In case you haven't heard yet, the first FRG meeting of 2017 will be on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30p-5:30p. It will be located in the Blackhawk company COF, where the soldiers go to work everyday. We hope to see you there!

01/01/2017

Happy New Year from the Blackhawk Family! We're looking forward to everyone safely returning from leave!

Today four members of Blackhawk Company completed Level II Combatives (from left to right PVT Keever, SPC Sommers, SSG M...
12/16/2016

Today four members of Blackhawk Company completed Level II Combatives (from left to right PVT Keever, SPC Sommers, SSG Musser and 1LT Yang). All volunteered for this training and sacrificed personal time to do it. They bring new combat skills to help Blackhawk Company be the most lethal and professional organization capable of winning on any battlefield. Good job men!

Happy Thanksgiving Blackhawks!
11/24/2016

Happy Thanksgiving Blackhawks!

We have a lot to be thankful for today most especially the service and sacrifice our Mountaineer Team. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Stay safe and Climb to Glory!

11/11/2016
2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment

2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment

Good Morning Catamounts!

The Soldiers are training hard this week and through the weekend! Check out this quick clip of Soldiers from Blackhawk Company breaching a wire obstacle before beginning their assault!

#Catamounts #Commandos

2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment
11/11/2016

2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment

Catamounts!

Check out the photos below of Blackhawk and Danger Company getting after it during Platoon Live Fires! Check out the page later for photos of Apache and Comanche Company!

#Catamounts #Commandos

Blackhawk Company congratulates SPC (P) Gregory Chandler on his graduation from Basic Leader Course (BLC) at Fort Drum t...
11/04/2016

Blackhawk Company congratulates SPC (P) Gregory Chandler on his graduation from Basic Leader Course (BLC) at Fort Drum today. In addition, SPC Chandler’s squad was acknowledged as the winner of the squad competition during the course. SPC Chandler will soon be promoted to Sergeant and enter the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps.

Blackhawk Company Senior Line Medic SGT Jarrod Sheets was one half of the 2nd-place team at the 2016 Army Best Medic Com...
10/29/2016

Blackhawk Company Senior Line Medic SGT Jarrod Sheets was one half of the 2nd-place team at the 2016 Army Best Medic Competition, ending this week. He paired with SGT Evans of Danger Company to put on a back-and-forth competition with the eventual winners from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Always a proud day to be Catamount and a Blackhawk.

Catamounts!

The 2016 Army Best Medic Competition has come to close and we are proud to report that SGT Sheets and SGT Evans placed 2nd this year!

We are incredibly proud to see two Catamounts represent the Battalion and the Division for the second year in a row! NCOs are the backbone of the Army and we are fortunate to have these two exceptional leaders in the Catamount Battalion!

SPC Jonathan Sommers (pictured below bottom center at his 21 October graduation) is now the newest Blackhawk Ranger.  Co...
10/27/2016

SPC Jonathan Sommers (pictured below bottom center at his 21 October graduation) is now the newest Blackhawk Ranger. Congratulations from all Blackhawk Soldiers, Families and Friends!

Tab Check!

SPC Jonathan Sommers of Blackhawk Company (pictured bottom center) graduated Ranger School with class 10-16 on Friday! SPC Sommers graduated the 10th Mountain Division Pre Ranger Course in March and after spending over 100 days at Ranger School, he has earned the coveted Ranger Tab.

Outstanding job SPC Sommers, we look forward to your leadership lessons you will bring to Team Catamount!

Rangers Lead the Way!

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