Operation Hat Press


Photos by SSG Christopher Curtis BN S1,
1st Sgt. Christopher Spencer, F Co., 2-317 and
1st Sgt. Matthew Torrence D Co., 2-317

The 2nd Battalion, 317th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 104th Division from Lynchburg, VA completed their Operation Hat Press on 18 July 2020. The Battalion hosted 9 Drill Sergeant Candidates in Dublin, VA completing a multitude of administration requirements and training to prepare the Candidates for the Drill Sergeant Academy. COVID-19 requirements were met; temperatures were taken twice daily, Soldiers wore masks and practiced social distancing throughout the training.

Drill Sergeant Candidates took two APFTs, pitched modules 1-3 to the Drill Sergeants, led PRT, and took various classes to extend their knowledge and skills and prepare them for Drill Sergeant Academy.


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