07 May '12, 8pm

Death before dismount. @FortBenning is bracing for a tank invasion

Death before dismount. @FortBenning is bracing for a tank invasion

FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 2) -- Fort Benning is bracing for a tank invasion next week as the Armor School stages its first-ever Sullivan Cup. Teams of four Soldiers each are en route from installations around the globe to lock up in the four-day competition, a test of their precision gunnery skills that'll determine the Army's top tank crew. It's scheduled to begin Monday and continue through May 10 at various venues on Harmony Church. "These are core functions and an essential part of their jobs, and that's the way the Sullivan Cup is set up," said Lt. Col. Matt Boal, executive officer of the Armor School's management staff. "We're not throwing tomahawks. These are the requirements that real crews have to be qualified on out in the field. And it's part of the overall theme of this competition." The 15-team field includes representatives from Fort Benning's 3rd Heavy Brigade ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/79072/

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