4th MEB troops rise up to Mercury Challenge

By Staff Sgt. Kelly Malone
4th MEB Public Affairs

The group labeled as Mercury Wolf outlasted tough teams from across the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to capture top honors Feb. 11-12 at the Mercury Challenge, a communications competition.

“The purpose of the last couple of days was to conduct a team-based training event that ultimately enhances the abilities of operators to communicate in different environments,” said Col. Andy Munera, commander, 4th MEB. “We also wanted to push the mental and physical aspects among the teams in order to sharpen our competitive spirit.”

The team from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th MEB, 1st Infantry Division, faced stiff competition from Soldiers representing the 5th Engineer and 92nd Military Police battalions as they conducted classes, attended a board and competed in a 10-mile march, which featured various challenges. Mother Nature also ramped up the difficulty level…     Read More...