Fort Bliss captures ‘Best Scout Squad’ competition

 

(FORT BENNING, Ga) – The Maneuver Center hosts a Scouts-in-Action live-fire demonstration to kick off the 2017 Gainey Cup on May 1, 2017, at Red Cloud Range. The live-fire demonstrates the vehicle platforms and lethal capabilities that scout squads bring to the battlefield. (Photos by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

2017 Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad Competition (Photo by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Christopher J. Warner, MCoE Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, Ga. – The 2017 Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad competition concluded May 5 after four-days of grueling competition.

The top five teams are as follows:

1st Place

2017 Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad Competition Award Ceremony

(FORT BENNING, Ga.) -Team 5 from 1st Armored Division’s 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment “Black Hawks,” are presented with a plaque and trophy for earning first place in the 2017 Gainey Cup on may 4, 2017. (Photo by Patrick A. Albirght, MCoE Photographer)

2nd Place

2017 Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad Competition Award Ceremony

(FORT BENNING, Ga.) – Team 1 from 3rd Infantry Division’s 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, are presented with a plaque and trophy for earning second place in the 2017 Gainey Cup on may 4, 2017. (Photo by Patrick A. Albirght, MCoE Photographer)

3rd Place

2017 Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad Competition Award Ceremony

(FORT BENNING, Ga.) – Team 18 from 35th Infantry Division’s 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, are presented with a plaque and trophy for earning third place in the 2017 Gainey Cup on may 4, 2017. (Photo by Patrick A. Albirght, MCoE Photographer)

4th Place

Team 11 from the Royal Netherlands Army’s 104th Reconnaissance claimed fourth place.

5th Place

Team 7 from 2nd Infantry Division (represented by 1st Infantry Division) claimed fifth place.

This year’s competition had 24 teams, 20 U.S. Army and four international teams, two from Canada, one from the Netherlands and one from the Great Britain.

To see more in-depth coverage of the Gainey Cup visit Fort Benning TV and to see high-res photos for downloading visit Fort Benning Photos.

To follow future events and live coverage like and follow us at Fort Benning MCoE and on Twitter at Fort Benning.

Video by Fort Benning TV

2 comments

  • SSG Roy crasean

    I think the first, second and third team all say they won third place. Or is it supposed to be like that?

    Like

  • Dennis L Pettitt

    You need to do better at proof reading these articles. I’m assuming the uppermost picture is of the first place team from 1-1 CAV, the caption reads that they’re receiving awards for 3rd place…

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s