BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN
U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Rios, noncommissioned officer in charge of human resources, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion 101st Airborne Division, and a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, is cheered by Command Sgt. Maj. Tonika Scott-Morris (left), HHB 101st Airborne Division, of Florence, Ala., after finishing first in the 12-mile ruck march, part of a two-day competition in which he earned the HHB 101st Airborne Division NCO of the Year designation at Bagram Air Field, Oct. 30, 2013. In addition to the ruck march, the competition included a physical fitness test, issue of an operations order, radio operations, interacting with media, donning protective masks, detainee search, weapons assembly and qualification, medical lane, written exam and oral board. Rios may now continue on to compete at the division level upon redeployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Manda Walters,129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)
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