First Sgt. Jamil Long and other members of an Alpha Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, team demonstrate their strength and endurance while performing broad jumps during the 59th Ord. Brigade Crucible Challenge July 22. Over 50 competitors, including Brigade Commander Col. Sean Davis took part in the second annual competition that required each team to negotiate obstacles, which tested mental and physical abilities. Knowledge of ordnance history was assessed at one station. Physical challenges included a wall climb, a dumb-bell carry, an agility run and others. In addition to building teamwork and cohesion, the challenge is a proven morale-builder with winning teams enjoying bragging rights and competitors being authorized to wear the “coveted” crucible belt buckle.