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Ordnance Soldiers from across the Army will have the opportunity to demonstrate and compare their core competencies in a DA level event!

The U.S. Army Ordnance Crucible is designed to assess 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 Large Scale Combat Operations that will assess 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 03 June - 14 September 2018. The CRT event will be hosted at Ft. Pickett and will feature 21 teams, one from each division in the Army plus USAEUR, and USASOC. The ATHP event will also have 21 teams and take place at Ft. A.P. Hill. The EOD ToY, comprised of six two-man teams, will be held at Fort A.P. Hill.


Combat Repair (CRT) Team of the Year, FY18 event canceled. FY19 scheduled April 2019. 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 S3 at (804) 765-9284.

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Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Team of the Year, 03 - 08 June 2018 (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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Ammunition Transfer Holding Point (ATHP) Team of the Year, 24 - 28 September 2018 (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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This page last updated: September 21, 2018