The 2016 Sullivan Cup Tank Competition

The 2016 Sullivan Cup competition was held this past week at Ft. Benning. This year’s winning team is a National Guard unit out of North Carolina. Crews are tested in multiple skill sets that includes everything from logistics, to small arms proficiency, main gun accuracy and speed, and simulated combat missions.

And Yes, the winning crew gets to keep those pistols. Congratulations to, “Old Hickory”.

This post is more video heavy than normal so make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to see everything.

 

M1 Abrams crew at the 2016 Sullivan Cup

M1 Abrams crew at the 2016 Sullivan Cup

 

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M1 Abrams crew at 2016 Sullivan Cup

M1 Abrams crew at 2016 Sullivan Cup

Here is a different camera view as a enemy APC makes itself known.

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  • Brennen Munro

    Glad to see the National Guard guys putting it out there. What a cool prize to win along with the Trophy!
    Munro

    • I believe it was a Guard member who won Best Ranger this year as well!

      Marky

  • Mikial

    I was an Armor Officer after I got my commission, and there is nothing more exciting to me than tanks! Tanks, tanks, and more tanks!

    Very cool post.

  • Brennen Munro

    After the article that I read yesterday, I am truly relieved that we have such high caliber troops in the National Guard and the Reserve. At the end of this fiscal year we will have less troops on active duty since 1940. 1940!!! This administration is doing everything to destroy our fighting capabilities. If we were to find ourselves embroiled in another medium to large scale action, would we have the troops to fill out the required forces? I understand the desire to reduce military spending, but if you keep cutting troops and not some of these wasteful projects, then just who do they expect to take these shiny new toys into battle?

    Munro

    • It’s a funny thing, “Peace dividends”

      They tend to “not”.

      Marky