“You deserve fair, honest, direct conversation about this, and I’m not going to be cute with you at all. This is where we are. We’ll continue to look at it, (and) we’ll continue to do everything we can.”
Preparing to compete at this level requires a high amount of dedication and self-discipline. From written exams to essays, in addition to physical events, such as ruck marches and weapons qualification, this competition tests every facet of being a Soldier.
More than 58 spouses from the Wolfhounds put on their husbands’ uniform and headed out to the field to understand a day in the life of a Soldier as the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, hosted a Spouse Support Training Exercise, during the course of two days.
During the competition, Soldiers participated in events from land navigation, urban orienteering, reflexive fire, combatives tournament, a written essay and an oral board.
On the sunny midweek day visited recently, an older civilian worker was spending his lunchtime dozing under a shady patch of trees at the back of the grounds, not far from the remains of Italian prisoners of war and unknowns who aren’t thought to be Americans behind a hedge in Plot VIII.