• Spc. Jose Figueroa of the U.S. Army Pacific Command pulls a 185-pound dummy, the last task of the stress fire event, during testing Wednesday at the 2012 Best Warrior Competition.  Stress fire required Soldiers to perform several tasks during one lane of operation.

    DummyPull

    Spc. Jose Figueroa of the U.S. Army Pacific Command pulls a 185-pound dummy, the last task of the stress fire event, during testing Wednesday at the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. Stress fire required Soldiers to perform several tasks during one lane...

  • Sgt. Matthew Howard (far left), Army National Guard, reacts to a chemical attack, donning a protective mask during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills portion of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition Oct. 17.  The WTBD portion required contestants to navigate their way through a busy village using various tactics to find suspected enemies.

    Chemical attack

    Sgt. Matthew Howard (far left), Army National Guard, reacts to a chemical attack, donning a protective mask during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills portion of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition Oct. 17. The WTBD portion required contestants to...

  • Sgt. Anthony Moore, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, clears an obstacle while carrying 20-pound ammunition cans during the stress fire event of the Best Warrior Competition Oct. 17 at the Fort Lee range complex.

    Heavy lifting

    Sgt. Anthony Moore, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, clears an obstacle while carrying 20-pound ammunition cans during the stress fire event of the Best Warrior Competition Oct. 17 at the Fort Lee range complex.

  • Sgt. Matthew Howard (second from left), representing the Army National Guard, directs his team to a location of enemy suspects during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills portion of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition.

    strike

    Sgt. Matthew Howard (second from left), representing the Army National Guard, directs his team to a location of enemy suspects during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills portion of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Sgt. Matthew Howard, Army National Guard, carries a casualty role player during Best Warrior medical procedures testing Oct. 17 at the Post Field House.  The event was one of several Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills events included in the Best Warrior Competition.

    Medical tasks

    Sgt. Matthew Howard, Army National Guard, carries a casualty role player during Best Warrior medical procedures testing Oct. 17 at the Post Field House. The event was one of several Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills events included in the Best Warrior...

  • Sgt. Matthew Howard, representing the Army National Guard, clears an obstacle while carrying 20-pound ammunition cans during the Best Warrior stress fire event Oct. 17 at the Fort Lee range complex.  Stress fire required contestants to perform a number of task while defending themselves against enemy fire.

    Over the obstacle

    Sgt. Matthew Howard, representing the Army National Guard, clears an obstacle while carrying 20-pound ammunition cans during the Best Warrior stress fire event Oct. 17 at the Fort Lee range complex. Stress fire required contestants to perform a number...

FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 18, 2012) -- The 24 Soldiers competing in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition endured the down-and-dirty portion of the event Wednesday, completing the Warrior Tasks and Battlefield Drills segment at the Fort Lee range complex. The tasks included stress fire, improvised explosive device and detainee operations lanes.

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