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For the first time, Ordnance Soldiers from across the Army will have the opportunity to compete and test their core competencies in a DA level event!

The U.S. Army Ordnance Crucible is designed to test Soldiers’ teamwork and critical thinking skills as they apply technical solutions to real world problems. The U.S. Army Ordnance Crucible will allow Divisions to validate institutional training, and display their respective units’ skills. Participants in each of the competitions will be subjected to a Decisive Action Training Environment that will test their knowledge and mastery of tasks within their respective occupational skill sets. In addition, the competition will be physically and mentally demanding.

The U.S. Army Ordnance Crucible is comprised of the Ammunition Transfer Holding Point (ATHP) Team of the Year (ToY), Combat Repair Team (CRT) ToY, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) ToY. The events will be held from 7 August to 15 September 2017. The ATHP and CRT events will be hosted at Fort Pickett, and will feature 19 teams, one from each Division in the Army. The EOD ToY, comprised of six two-man teams, will be held at Fort A.P. Hill.


Ammunition Transfer Holding Point (ATHP) Team of the Year, 7-11 Aug (Fort Pickett, VA). Teams will conduct land navigation, sling-load operations, analysis of ATHP faults, SAAS MOD employment, and ATHP layout to optimize operations at the tactical level.

For more information contact the 832nd Ordnance Battalion Commander at (804)734-8764.

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Combat Repair (CRT) Team of the Year, 21-25 Aug 17 (Fort Pickett, VA). Teams will perform Battle Damage Assessment and Repair, conduct recovery operations, and compete in a culminating maintenance challenge to evaluate TTP effectiveness.

For more information contact the 16th Ordnance Battalion Commander at (804)765-9271.

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Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Team of the Year, 11-15 Sep 17 (AP Hill, VA). Teams will successfully navigate booby trapped tunnels, render-safe VBIEDs, perform technical intelligence, conduct EOD operations in chemical protective equipment, and extricate stuck rounds over the course of four days to evaluate EOD TTPs.

For more information contact the 73rd Ordnance Battalion Commander at (850)883-7096.

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This page last updated: August 10, 2017