• NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Michael Wilson (left) examines his latest three-round shot group while zeroing his weapon in preparation for the marksmanship challenge of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition at Forward Operating Base Fenty Jan. 23, 2014. Wilson, an assistant gunner with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, from Anacoco, La., competed against Soldiers and NCOs representing all of 4BCT�'s forward units in multiple events to crown the brigade�'s best for 2014�'s 1st Quarter. Winning here will secure a spot to compete for the title of Brigade Soldier of the Year after the unit returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Michael Wilson (left) examines his latest three-round shot group while zeroing his weapon in preparation for the marksmanship challenge of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. David Ray, a Baltimore, Md. native with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, hauls a skedco litter carrying an improvised casualty across the medical training lane during 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition at Forward Operating Base Fenty Jan. 23, 2014. Ray competed against other NCO�'s from across the brigade in fitness, marksmanship, and other events to crown the unit�'s best for the 1st Quarter of 2014. Winning here will secure a spot to compete for the title of Brigade Soldier of the Year after the unit returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. David Ray, a Baltimore, Md. native with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, hauls a skedco litter carrying an improvised casualty across the medical training lane during 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Ledford adjusts his M4 rifle�'s aim and sight by repeatedly firing during the marksmanship challenge of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition Jan. 23, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Participants also competed in a Army Physical Fitness Test, Soldier common tasks�' event lanes, and a question and answer board to determine which Soldier and NCO would earn the right to call themselves the best for the 1st Quarter of 2014. Ledford hails from Clemson, S.C., and serves with 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, as an infantryman. Winning here will secure a spot to compete for the title of Brigade Soldier of the Year after 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Ledford adjusts his M4 rifle�'s aim and sight by repeatedly firing during the marksmanship challenge of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. John Keller begins assessing a simulated casualty at a medical treatment lane during 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition Jan. 23, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Soldiers and NCOs from each of the brigade�'s forward subordinate units competed in a number of different events over two days to decide the unit�'s best for the 1st Quarter of 2014. Keller serves as a section leader with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, and hails from Makinen, Minn. Winning here, will secure a spot to compete for the Brigade Soldier of the Year title, after the unit returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. John Keller begins assessing a simulated casualty at a medical treatment lane during 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Drew Ayers (right), a military police officer with 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from Fresno, Calif., gives the maximum range of an M4 assault rifle during a question and answer board which served as the final event of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition Jan. 24, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Ayers and others from across each of the brigade�'s deployed battalions met at FOB Fenty for two days of events. Winning here, secures Ayers a spot to compete for the title of Brigade Soldier of the Year after 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Drew Ayers (right), a military police officer with 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from Fresno, Calif., gives the maximum range of an M4 assault rifle during a question and answer board which...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Buenrostro of Leesville, La., fires non-commissioned officer in charge, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, recites the creed of the non-commissioned officer Jan. 24, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Buenrostro participated in a board that served as 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition�'s final test. Buenrostro and other Soldiers and NCOs from the brigade competed in several events over two days testing their fitness, marksmanship, and communication skills. Winning here, will secure a spot to compete for the Brigade Soldier of the Year title after 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div., returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Buenrostro of Leesville, La., fires non-commissioned officer in charge, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, recites the creed of the non-commissioned officer Jan. 24, 2014, at Forward...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Clorinda Placencia, a military police officer with 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from San Bernardino, Calif., accepts the congratulations of Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, for being named the 1st Quarter, 2014, Brigade Soldier of the Quarter Jan. 24 at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Placencia, the only female competing for the title, went up against Soldiers from across the brigade in a two day, multi-event contest that tested the troops�' marksmanship, fitness, competence, and ability in several different scenarios. This secures a spot for her to compete for the title of Brigade Soldier of the Year after the unit returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Clorinda Placencia, a military police officer with 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from San Bernardino, Calif., accepts the congratulations of Col. Mario Diaz, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. John Keller thanks his leadership and all who helped him throughout 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition. Keller was awarded Brigade NCO of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter of 2014, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty Jan. 24. Keller, a section leader with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, from Makinen, Minn., spent two days at FOB Fenty competing against other NCOs from across the brigade in a two day challenge that included a PT test, weapons qualification, multi-tiered training lanes, and a final board. He will compete for the chance to represent the brigade at Fort Drum later this year when 4th BCT holds their NCO of the Year competition after the unit returns to Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. John Keller thanks his leadership and all who helped him throughout 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division�'s non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition. Keller...

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