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  • Night Course at "Best Warrior"

    Oct 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Medical Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Shine a Light

    Oct 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski, National Capital Region, opens a chem-light to guide the way during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Navigating Through "Best Warrior"

    Oct 2, 2008

    Sgt. Zachary Muske, National Capital Region, prepares for the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • "Best Warrior" After Dark

    Oct 2, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, Army Materiel Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Late Night Orienteering

    Oct 2, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, U.S. Eighth Army competitor, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Urban Orienteering at Night

    Oct 2, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, prepares for the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Night Falls on "Best Warrior" Competition

    Oct 2, 2008

    2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition

  • Ready for Urban Orienteering

    Oct 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara, U.S. Army Pacific, leaves the start point during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Getting from Point A to Point B

    Oct 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Surprise Encounter

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Commmand, and Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S Army Special Operations Command, encounter a scenario during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1, during the 2008 Department of the Army Best Warrior, NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Anthony Brown

  • Finding the First Waypoint

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command, begins the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Anthony Brown

  • Ready for Orienteering

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Francisco Gutierrez, U.S. Army Reserve Command competitor, gets ready to begin the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Anthony Brown

  • Ready to Move Out

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Zachary Muske, National Captial Region competitor, gets ready to begin the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Anthony Brown

  • Charging Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Steven Kroll, U.S. Army Special Operations Command competitor, charges to his point on the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/SOY Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Finding the Right Route

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, studies his map and plots his next point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Finding the Path Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command competitor, prepares to find his next point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • On the Right Spot

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, arrives at a point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Right Way Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, eyes a point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Planning Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan Higgs, U.S. Army Europe, checks the grid coordinates en route to a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • Checking the Grid

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, Army Materiel Command, checks the grid coordinates en route to a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • On the Right Path

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, seeks a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • Finding the Right Route Through "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Stanley Black, U.S. Army Europe, seeks a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • Finding the Next Checkpoint

    Oct 1, 2008

    The National Capital Region's Sgt. Zachary Muske marks points on a map during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • On the Mark

    Oct 1, 2008

    Eighth U.S. Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus marks his map after reaching a point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Ready for Urban Orienteering

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Europe's Sgt. Stanley Black awaits the start of the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • On the Road to "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon makes his way to another point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Plotting Points

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Michael Moore prepares to plot points on a map prior to the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Soldier is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Map Check

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Pacific's Sgt. Luke A. Solorzano reads a map during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Onto the Next Checkpoint

    Oct 1, 2008

    The National Capital Region's Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski travels to the next point during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • On the Right Course

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Spc. Daniel Farrier tries to find his way to the next point during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • "Best Warrior" Urban Orienteering

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch and Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins plot points on maps prior to the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. They are three of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Pushing for "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard, performing push ups at the APFT during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/SOY Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Pushing for Points

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino

  • Ready to Write

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Zachary Muske, National Capital Region, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • "Best Warrior" Written Examination

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Stanley Black, U.S. Army Europe, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Time to Test "Best Warrior" Knowledge

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eight U.S. Army Korea, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Army leaders at NYC ceremony anticipate meeting recruiting goal

    Oct 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presided over a ceremony Wednesday morning in which nine future Soldiers took the oath of enlistment as part of celebrating the all-volunteer ArmyAca,!a,,cs anticipated success in achieving its recruiting goal.

  • Test Taking Confidence

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Ready for the "Best Warrior" Exam

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, U.S. Army Medical Command, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Test Time

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Taking the "Best Warrior" Exam

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Space and Missile Defense command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Going for the Best Grade

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Exam Time

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, U.S. Training and Doctrine Command, prepares for the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Ready for a Mental Challenge

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Moving with a Purpose

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Almost Finished

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano, U.S. Army Pacific

  • Nearing the Finish

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski, National Capital Region, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Focused on the Finish

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. David Obray, U.S. Army Reserve Command, is focused on the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • At the Finish Line

    Oct 1, 2008

    A determined Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard, finishes the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test ahead of the rest. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Determined to Win

    Oct 1, 2008

    A determined Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard, keeps ahead of the other competitors during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Race to Win "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Zachary Muske, National Captial Region, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Competition Intensifies

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Pushing to be the Best

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, is in control of his push-up count in the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Give Me One More

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Medical Command, focuses on the sit-up portion of the APFT Oct. 1, during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • Focus on the Finish

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan Higgs, U.S. Army Europe, focuses hard on completing the two mile run at the APFT portion of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • Path to "Best Warrior" Success

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, catches his breath during the two mile run at the APFT portion of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • One Mile, No Sweat!

    Oct 1, 2008

    Early morning action set the tone for the day's events during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. The 24 competitors began the morning with the Army Physical Fitness Test, then into the classroom for a written exam and essay, followed by a urban wafrare orienteering course. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Ready to Run

    Oct 1, 2008

    Early morning action set the tone for the day's events during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. The 24 competitors began the morning with the Army Physical Fitness Test, then into the classroom for a written exam and essay, followed by a urban wafrare orienteering course. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Intense Competition

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, U.S. Army Medical Command, maintains a good rhythm during the push-up portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Running with a Purpose

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara, keeps focus during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Stride for Success

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, U.S. Army Medical Command, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • One More Lap

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch finishes the final lap of two-mile portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Fit for Competition

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch pumps out a few extra sit-ups before the time expired in the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Going Strong, Army Strong

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, completes another lap during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Getting Adjusted for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, adjust the straps on his Kevlar during the pre-combat checks and inspection portion of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Geared Up for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano, U.S. Army Pacific, tightens the straps on his ruck sack as he conducts pre-combat checks and inspections during the 2008 Department of the Army "Best Warrior" Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Public Affairs Office

  • Gearing Up for Competition

    Sep 30, 2008

    The 24 competitors in the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition spent the morning of Sept. 30 on pre-combat checks and inspections of items issues for the week's events. Afterwards, the warriors would engage in reflexive fire exercises and media interviews. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Ready for "Best Warrior" Action

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Michael Moore, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, tests the strap on his M16 during the pre-combat checks and inspection Sept. 30 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Tools of the Modern Warrior

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, follows instructions on the Defense Advanced Global Positioning Satellite Receiver Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. The 24 competitors will use the GPS device during the day and urban orienteering course later on in the competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Direct from "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Specialist Jeremy Wipple being microphoned for a television interview

  • Ready for a Close Up

    Sep 30, 2008

    SPC Jeremy Wipples final thoughts before doing a television interview for Salt Lake City UT

  • Live at "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard comeptitor, conducts an interview Sept. 30 with KFBB Television in Great Falls, Montana, during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Quick Review Session

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, studying for an upcomming written exam during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO of the year competition

  • MEDCOM Warrior Takes Aim at "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command takes aim during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Wiggins is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Weapons Check

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. David Obray of the U.S. Army Reserve Command function checks a .50 caliber machine after assembly. Obray is one of 24 Soldiers who is competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Reflexive Fire Training

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Spc. Daniel Farrier awaits instructions during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Farrier is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.6 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Warrior in Focus

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Pfc. Christopher Loeffler undergoes reflexive fire training Sept. 30. He is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 -Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • "Best Warrior" Weapons Check

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command function checks a machine gun Sept. 30. Barber is one of 24 Soldiers who is competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Focused to Win

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Spc. Barrett K. Kauling awaits instructions during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Kauling is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.6 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Reflexive Fire

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctine Command's Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch takes a stance during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Eisch is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct. 6 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Weapons Training

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino is the U.S. Army National Guard NCO of the Year competing at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition, Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Warriors Prepare for Competition

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple is the U.S. Army National Guard Soldier of the Year competitor at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, for the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • "Backbone" of Joint Logistical Operation - Army NCOs

    Sep 29, 2008

    Soldiers, NCOs and Officers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) headquarters led Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 2008, Exercise Pacific Strike, June 1 to Aug. 1. Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division loaded their equipment for transport on the USNS Pililaau. The Pililaau brought the equipment to Camp Pendleton where it would be downloaded in-stream to the beaches of Camp Pendleton, where later all of it would be driven to Fort Irwin, Calif., for a mission rehearsal exercise prior to their deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Making a Good Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, smiles as his sponsor makes an adjustment to his uniform prior to the board apperance Sept. 29 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. David Obray, U.S. Army Reserve Command, prepares for his board appearance Sept. 28 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • At Ease Before the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, smiles while listening to his sponsor as they wait for the board apperance Sept. 28 during the 2008 Deptartment of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Answering to the Sgt. Maj. of the Army

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Knock With a Purpose

    Sep 29, 2008

    Eighth Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus knocks on the door just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Follow Mom

    Sep 29, 2008

    Feature story on parent and child who join the Army together.

  • Last-Minute Adjustments

    Sep 29, 2008

    The Army National Guard's Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino receives some last-minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Ganieany, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Testing Army Knowledge

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command NCO of the year, answers questions during her board appearance at the 2008 Department of the Army Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held Sept. 29 Aca,!" Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Begins With Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sound Advice

    Sep 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins gets instructions from Sgt. Maj. Alice Dallman while his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal looks on. Wiggins was competing in the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Attention to Detail

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command gets a few last minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

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