Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs
Spc. Guy Mellor, U.S. Army National Guard, tries on his Kevlar helmet while assembling TA-50 during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition, Sept. 29. The first task of the day for the warriors was the issuing of combat gear. The competitors spread out on the floor of the Post Field House as they collected, inventoried and assembled their Kevlar helmets, body armor and rucksack. Afterward, the competitors engaged in reflexive-fire training.