Soldiers Compete in First Gainey Cup Scout Competition

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A Bradley fighting vehicle moves a scout team to its firing line for an exercise during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The five-day event tested 20 five-man teams on skills including day and night fires and weapons familiarization.The physical fitness test included rope climbing, tire flipping and pushing a Humvee up an incline. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • One of the Army's top cavalry scout teams disembarks a Bradley fighting vehicle and hikes to a firing position during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Spc. Samuel Shuler pulls security with the M-240 Bravo during a dismounted patrol in the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. Shuler is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Army Staff Sgt. William Bookout plans his course of action during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. Bookout is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Cavalry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. William Bookout, right, establishes an antenna during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. Justin Schmidt calls for a simulated aircraft landing after his team established a helicopter landing point during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. Schmidt is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Fort Polk, La. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Soldiers wearing chemical masks take cover while establishing a helicopter landing point during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Soldiers prepare to establish a helicopter landing zone during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers apply camouflage during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 7th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Soldiers receive ammunition and a briefing before an exercise during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Soldiers acquire targets during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion 221st Cavalry Regiment, Nevada National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers spot and destroy targets during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 7th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Army Pfc. William Harless, right, fires his weapon at a target during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. Harless is assigned to the 1st Calvary Division's 7th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Pfc. Thomas Rivers operates his M-204 machine gun during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. Rivers is assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Soldiers move off the firing line during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • A Bradley fighting vehicle delivers soldiers to the range to conduct a night exercise during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • Soldiers conduct a night exercise during the Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2013. DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard