• Sgt. Christopher Couchot pumps out pushups during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test  Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. The APFT was the first competitive event of Best Warrior this year. Other challenges will include weapons qualification ranges, a warrior task and battle drill course, a written essay and more. Couchot is a senior transmission systems operator assigned to 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Mesa, Az., and he is representing the U.S. Army Reserve during the competition.

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    Sgt. Christopher Couchot pumps out pushups during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. The APFT was the first competitive event of Best Warrior this year. Other challenges will include weapons...

  • Spc. Jeffrey Barger bounces off the mat and receives credit for another correct situp during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event on Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Barger is a military policeman assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company, Jackson, Miss., and he is representing the U.S. Army Reserve during the competition.

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    Spc. Jeffrey Barger bounces off the mat and receives credit for another correct situp during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event on Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Barger is a military policeman assigned to the 303rd...

  • Spc. Dusty Edwards completes another lap during the two-mile run portion of the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event on Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va.

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    Spc. Dusty Edwards completes another lap during the two-mile run portion of the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event on Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sgt. James Byrnes completes another lap during the two-mile run portion of the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event on Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va.

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    Sgt. James Byrnes completes another lap during the two-mile run portion of the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event on Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va.

  • Spc. Brandon Kitchen maintains a good pushup posture during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Event Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Kitchen is a satellite systems network coordinator assigned to the 1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He is representing the Space and Missile Defense Command at Best Warrior.

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    Spc. Brandon Kitchen maintains a good pushup posture during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Event Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Kitchen is a satellite systems network coordinator assigned to the 1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air...

  • Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago powers through the pushup event during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Santiago is a ranger instructor assigned to the 4th Ranger Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga., and he is representing U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command during Best Warrior.

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    Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago powers through the pushup event during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Santiago is a ranger instructor assigned to the 4th Ranger Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga., and...

  • The 2011 Army Best Warrior competitors begin the two-mile run during the Oct. 3 Army Physical Fitness Test event at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. The APFT was the first competitive challenge of the week-long competition. Other events include a Soldier board, weapons qualification ranges, a urban warfare event and more.

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    The 2011 Army Best Warrior competitors begin the two-mile run during the Oct. 3 Army Physical Fitness Test event at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. The APFT was the first competitive challenge of the week-long competition. Other events include a...

  • Sgt. Guy Mellor is the first competitor to sprint across the two-mile run finish line during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium. Mellor is a cannon crewmember assigned to the 145th Field Artillery Battalion, Salt Lake City, Utah, and he is representing the Army National Guard at this year's competition.

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    Sgt. Guy Mellor is the first competitor to sprint across the two-mile run finish line during the 2011 Best Warrior Army Physical Fitness Test event Oct. 3 at Williams Stadium. Mellor is a cannon crewmember assigned to the 145th Field Artillery...

FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 3, 2011) The 2011 Best Warrior Competition got underway in the early morning hours with the Army Physical Fitness Test. Other events scheduled today include the essay event and the Army Physical Readiness Test.

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