Spc. Shane Sims, assigned to 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment, approaches a tunnel in an obstacle course during the Best Warrior Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 11, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of battle-focused events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (Alaska National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Alaska Army Guard Soldiers complete the Best Warrior Competition 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of battle-focused events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pvt. Caleb Lawhorne)
Alaska Army Guard Soldiers complete the Best Warrior Competition 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of battle-focused events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pvt. Caleb Lawhorne)
Alaska Army National Guardsman Sgt. Jeremy Weller with the 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment, fires a M17 handgun during marksmanship event as a part of the Alaska Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 14, 2022. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values and embody the warrior ethos. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Marc Marmeto).
Alaska Army National Guardsman Spc. Mark Adair with the 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment, fires a M17 handgun during marksmanship event as a part of the Alaska Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, May 14, 2022. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values and embody the warrior ethos. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Marc Marmeto).
Alaska Army National Guardsmen compete in the state-level Best Warrior Competition by completing a series of events such as marksmanship on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, May 14, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Marc Marmeto)
Spc Austin Morton, a military police Soldier assigned to Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion attempts the One-Foot High Kick during the mystery event for the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 13, 2022. The mystery event chosen for this year’s competition pays homage to Alaska’s Native American culture by having the Soldiers attempt three sports from the Native Youth Olympics. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pvt. Caleb Lawhorne, 134th Public Affairs Detachment).
Spc Mark Adair with the 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment performs the Knee Jump during the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 13, 2022. The Knee Jump is one of three Native Youth Olympic sports that Alaska Army National Guardsmen attempted in this year's mystery event for the Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pvt. Caleb Lawhorne)
Sgt. Jeseb Mogen, a military police Soldier assigned to Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, attempts the One-Foot High Kick during the mystery event for the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 13, 2022. The mystery event chosen for this year’s competition pays homage to Alaska’s Native American culture by having the Soldiers attempt three sports from the Native Youth Olympics. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pvt. Caleb Lawhorne)
Spc. Eric Alvira-Ramos, a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, sits at attention for the Command Sergeants Major Board held as part of the Best Warrior competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 13, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Spc. Michael Simmons, a human resources Soldier assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 297th Regional Support Group marches a small squad in drill and ceremonies as part of the Best Warrior competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 13, 2022. Competitors are evaluated on their individual abilities to adapt to and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, which test their technical and tactical abilities under stress. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Spc. Austin Morton, a military police Soldier assigned to Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, inspects an army service uniform as part of a test for the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, May 13, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Spc. Austin Morton, assigned to Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, runs with Sgt. 1st Class Melissa Ferguson, an instructor for the Best Warrior Competition, during the obstacle course event at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 11. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (Alaska National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
Spc. Eric Alvira-Ramos, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, carefully navigates a balance obstacle during the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elemndorf-Richardson, Alaska May 11. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (Alaska National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
Spc. Mark Adair, a horizontal construction engineer with 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment, takes a brief rest while waiting his turn for the rope ladder obstacle during the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska May 11. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (Alaska National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
Sgt. Jeseb Mogen, a military police Soldier with Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, climbs a rope ladder during the obstacle course part of the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska May 11. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (Alaska National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
Sgt. Ricardo Morales, a military police Soldier assigned to Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion finishes the obstacle course with a low crawl under barbed wire during the Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska May 11. Competitors are evaluated on their individual abilities to adapt to and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, which test their technical and tactical abilities under stress and heavy fatigue. (Alaska National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
A Soldier crosses a Slide-for-Life obstacle during the Best Warrior Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 11, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of battle-focused events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
A soldier completes the High-Step-Over obstacle during the Best Warrior Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 11, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of battle-focused events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Alaska Army National Guard Spc. Nicholas Hanks, with Alpha Company, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, participates in the 7.5-mile road march portion of the AKARNG’s Best Warrior Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 11, 2022. The six-day competition tests Soldiers’ mental and physical agility and toughness through a series of events that measure technical and tactical proficiency. (Alaska National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal)