10th Mountain Combat Relay Run

By Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentJuly 17, 2011

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Marine traverses a barrier while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Marine traverses a barrier while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca, the command sergeant major for the 10th Mountain Division, speaks to competitors after the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. During Greca’s speech, he recognized the three teams from the Afghan National Security Force for their participation in the relay competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca, the command sergeant major for the 10th Mountain Division, speaks to competitors after the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. During Greca’s speech, he recognized the three teams from the Afghan National Security Force for their participation in the relay competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Air Force servicemembers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Air Force servicemembers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Canadian servicemembers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Canadian servicemembers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers cheer as a competitor crosses the finish line during the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army captain climbs a step of stairs while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. The stairwell was one of the four combat related obstacles on the two-mile course that had to be traversed by all members of the 105 relay teams that competed. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army captain climbs a step of stairs while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. The stairwell was one of the four combat related obstacles on the two-mile course that had to be traversed by all members of the 105 relay teams that competed. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A Slovakian servicemember reaches the top of a stairwell while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. The stairwell was one of the four combat related obstacles on the two-mile course that had to be traversed by all members of the 105 relay teams that competed. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A Slovakian servicemember reaches the top of a stairwell while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. The stairwell was one of the four combat related obstacles on the two-mile course that had to be traversed by all members of the 105 relay teams that competed. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Navy lieutenant climbs over an obstacle while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Navy lieutenant climbs over an obstacle while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A Canadian servicemember traverses a barrier while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds.  (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A Canadian servicemember traverses a barrier while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army Soldier hurdles a barrier while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July, 17 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army Soldier hurdles a barrier while competing in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July, 17 2011. Teams competing in the event consisted of five members who, one at a time, had to traverse a two-mile course designed to mimic combat conditions, while carrying a weapon and pack that had to weigh at least 30 pounds. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca, the command sergeant major for the 10th Mountain Division, gives a thumbs-up to the three Afghan National Security Force teams who competed with International Security Assistance Force members in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca, the command sergeant major for the 10th Mountain Division, gives a thumbs-up to the three Afghan National Security Force teams who competed with International Security Assistance Force members in the 10th Mountain Combat Relay Run held on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 17, 2011. More than 110 teams competed in the relay representing nine different countries, including three teams from the Afghan National Security Force. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jes L. Smith, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL