Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North (Part 2)

By Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public AffairsJuly 28, 2009

Spc. Tommy Thomason, 204th Military Police Company, 607th MP Battalion, cleans the tray of a squad automatic weapon during a timed weapons malfunction trial during the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Thomason is one of 19 Soldiers competing in the four-day competition designed to test the physical and mental limits of competitors and to find the top warrior currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Tommy Thomason, 204th Military Police Company, 607th MP Battalion, cleans the tray of a squad automatic weapon during a timed weapons malfunction trial during the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Thomason is one of 19 Soldiers competing in the four-day competition designed to test the physical and mental limits of competitors and to find the top warrior currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Navy EOD 1 James Metzger, a Sailor serving with Combined Joint Task Force Troy – North’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit assembles an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a timed trial, as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Metzger is competing among 19 Soldiers during the four-day competition designed to test the physical and mental limits of competitors and to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Navy EOD 1 James Metzger, a Sailor serving with Combined Joint Task Force Troy – North’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit assembles an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a timed trial, as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Metzger is competing among 19 Soldiers during the four-day competition designed to test the physical and mental limits of competitors and to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Sydney Evans, 139th Military Police Company, 607th MP Battalion, prepares a radio for use as part of a technical knowledge trial during the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Evans is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with  physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Sydney Evans, 139th Military Police Company, 607th MP Battalion, prepares a radio for use as part of a technical knowledge trial during the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Evans is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Derek Stephens, Company A, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, listens closely as lane instructor Sgt. Megan Hulsey explains a possible combat scene as part of a pattern analysis scenario trial during the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Stephens is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with  physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Derek Stephens, Company A, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, listens closely as lane instructor Sgt. Megan Hulsey explains a possible combat scene as part of a pattern analysis scenario trial during the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Stephens is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Stephen Herman, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, raises his weapon to an elevated position to demonstrate knowledge of proper escalation of force procedures as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Herman is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with  physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Stephen Herman, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, raises his weapon to an elevated position to demonstrate knowledge of proper escalation of force procedures as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Herman is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Navy EOD 1 James Metzger, a Sailor serving with Combined Joint Task Force Troy – North’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal prepares to operate a squad automatic machine gun during a timed trial, as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Metzger is competing among 19 Soldiers during the four-day competition designed to test the physical and mental limits of competitors and to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Navy EOD 1 James Metzger, a Sailor serving with Combined Joint Task Force Troy – North’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal prepares to operate a squad automatic machine gun during a timed trial, as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Metzger is competing among 19 Soldiers during the four-day competition designed to test the physical and mental limits of competitors and to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Tommy Thomason, 204th Military Police Company, 607th MP Battalion, assembles an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a timed trial, as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Herman is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with  physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Tommy Thomason, 204th Military Police Company, 607th MP Battalion, assembles an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a timed trial, as part of the “Joint Best Warrior Competition – Multi-National Division – North” held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 28. Herman is one of 19 Soldiers and one Sailor competing in the four-day competition designed to challenge competitors with physical events, decision-making scenarios and technical knowledge to find the “top warrior” currently deployed to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL