Deployed air defense Soldiers compete for honor, respect

April 24, 2018


CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – While forward deployed to Southwest Asia, Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery “Hunter” Regiment, Top Notch 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade continue to display their crew and individual tactical capabilities.

The battalion held a Hunter Elite competition during the month of March. This recurring event is intended to identify and recognize the top performing junior enlisted Soldier, noncommissioned officer, and officer within the Hunter Battalion, while raising the unit’s esprit de corps. The victor in each category is also funneled into the higher echelon’s competitions as they occur.

Within an air defense artillery battalion, a battery is a dynamic unit comprised of different military occupational specialties each with a specific focus. The batteries each operate their designated missile systems.

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