Soldiers of Alpha Company, 1-120th IN, successfully completed Annual Training 2021 at Fort Bragg, NC from 10-25 July 2021. This year our Soldiers focused on individual skills as they prepare for Bradley Gunnery and Squad Live-Fire training in 2022. Our Soldiers got to qualify on their individually assigned weapons (M4 Rifle & M249 SAW) for the first time using the Army’s new qualification course of fire. Alpha Company spent a full week on live-fire ranges where our Soldiers got several opportunities to shoot both day and night. Pleased to report all Wolverines qualified both day & night on their weapons and all Soldiers proved they know their basic Army Warrior Tasks (AWTs) by completing our first Tuskhog Forge Event.
Tuskhog Forge is a Battalion level event where Soldiers are evaluated on basic skills. Those skills encompass a wide range of subjects to include weapons, first-aid, land navigation, communication, and NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical). Alpha Company also practiced Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs) by conducting Company and Platoon operation order briefings in the field. Other training conducted included simulators such as the Call for Fire Trainer (CFFT) and Squad Advanced Marksmanship Trainer (SAM-T).
Alpha Company also conducted it’s first Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) which has replaced the APFT as the official test of record for physical fitness. Instead of just the three events from the APFT (push-ups, sit-ups, 2-mi run), the ACFT has six events (deadlift, power throw, arm extension push-up, 250m sprint-drag-carry, leg tuck, and 2-mi run).