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    Best Warrior Competition

    Video | U.S. Army

    About

    The Army’s finest Warriors gather to compete in this years Best Warrior Competition. During the competition, these elite Soldier competitors will test their Army aptitude relevant to today’s operating environment.



    Episodes


    • Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2018 - The Story

      Feature Story of the 2018 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. From 22 Jul to 28 Jul 2018, Army National Guard members compete against one another to determine who is the best, with 3 of those days in a row being the most grueling.

      07/30/2018


    • MEDCOM Announces The Best Warrior Competition Winners

      Six non-commissioned officers and three Soldiers from around the world competed in the 2018 U.S. Army Medical Command Best Warrior Competition June 23-28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Of the nine competitors, Sgt. Joshua Meyer, Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Sgt. Beatrice Clark, Regional Health Command-Central, were named the NCO and Soldier (respectively) 2018 MEDCOM Best Warrior of the Year.

      06/27/2018


    • MEDCOM Troops Compete in The Best Warrior Competition

      Six non-commissioned officers and three Soldiers from around the world compete in the 2018 U.S. Army Medical Command Best Warrior Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

      06/25/2018


    • Best Warrior Competition

      Stressful Situations show how the best soldiers deal with mind and body hardships. The Best Warrior Competition in Area IV Korea from April 5th thorugh the 8th show the extreme situations that they encounter.

      03/05/2018


    • Indiana Best Warrior Competition 2017

      Indiana National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2017

      03/04/2017


    • Minuteman Report - Arizona National Guard Best Warrior Competition

      When Army National Guardsmen from seven states and one territory compete for the same title, the competition is fierce. However, adversaries quickly became friends at the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Navaho, Arizona recently. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Freese reports.

      06/01/2016


    • Minuteman Report: Nevada Army Guard Best Warrior Competition 2016

      The Nevada Army Guard recently held its annual contest to name the Silver State's best warriors. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Klestinski reports.

      05/02/2016


    • Minuteman Report - Arizona Guard Best Warrior Competition

      Soldiers from the Arizona National Guard recently competed for the title of Best Warrior. Specialist Chris Alcocer has the story.

      04/05/2016


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Best Warrior Competition

      Once a year Camp Swift serves as battlegrounds for Texas military departments' Best Warrior Competition. Story by Tech. Sgt. Tamara Dabney.

      02/08/2016


    • Best Warrior Competition in Germany

      ℠2014 - Six Soldiers put their skills to the test for a chance to advance at the 7th Army JMTC Best Warrior Competition at Graffenwoehr, Germany.

      08/15/2014


    • Minuteman Report: Oregon Best Warrior Competition

      Soldiers from the 821st Troop Command Battalion participate in the Brigade Best Warrior Competition in Salem, Oregon. Story by SGT Aaron Ricca.

      08/08/2014


    • Minuteman Report - Southeast Best Warrior Competition

      National Guard Soldiers recently competed to who was the best in the region when they took part in the Southeast Regional Best Warrior Competition. Story by SPC James Braswell

      04/21/2014


    • 2013 Army South Best Warrior Competition

      Soldiers from U.S. Army South's put their skills to the test for the chance to be called the best in the 2013 Army South Best Warrior Competition hosted by Army Installation Management Command Headquarters or imcom on Camp Bullis Texas. Available in high definition.

      05/20/2013


    • Minuteman Report: Texas Air Guard Joins Annual Best Warrior Competition

      Texas Military Forces recently held their first joint-service “Best Warrior Competition” at the Texas Army National Guard’s Camp Swift, Texas. The three-day long event consisted of a 6-mile road march, an obstacle course, the use of combat arms, a land navigation exercise, proficiency in various warrior tasks, writing and essay and appearing before a military board. Story by Tech. Sgt. Matt Schwartz.

      02/26/2013


    • Soldiers Update: Best Warrior Competition 2012

      Soldiers and NOCs from 12 major commands compete in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA. SSG Matthew Senna and SGT Saral Shrestha won the competition. Also available in high definition.

      10/25/2012


    • Soldiers Update - Best Warrior Competition 2012

      Soldiers and NCOs from 12 major commands compete in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Virginia. Also available in high definition.

      10/19/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior

      Army Reserve Soldiers participate in the Medical Simulation Training Center, various Battle Drills and Warrior tasks as part of the Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition on July 17, 2012 in Fort McCoy, WI.

      07/17/2012


    • 2012 US Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition: SSg Aaron Butler Sponsors

      The Army Reserve is holding its annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis. Some Soldiers enjoy the competition so much that they return to pass on their hard earned knowledge. Includes interview with Cpl. Adam Lucas from Kalispell, Mont. and Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler from Helena, Mont. Available in high definition.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 US Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition: LaCrosse Airport

      b-roll of Best Warrior competitors arriving at La Crosse Airport in La Crosse, Wisconsin, who load their gear onto the bus to Fort McCoy, 40 miles away near Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin. Includes interview with Staff Sgt. Kevin Sharper from Daytona Beach, Fla. Available in high definition.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 US Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition: Army Physical Fitness Test

      B-roll and interviews from the Army Physical Fitness Test portion of the US Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. Includes interviews with Sgt. Anthony Mitchell from Chicago, Ill., Sgt. Xabriel Ortiz from Manati, P.R. and Sgt. Max Steiner from Sacramento, Calif. Available in high definition.

      07/16/2012


    • USARC 2012 BWC APFT Multimedia

      Day one starts early and it starts fast. Troops competing in the 2012 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition charge out of the gate with the Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 16. The APFT is the first event of a grueling weeklong competition that will determine which non-commissioned officer and enlisted Soldier will represent the USARC at the next level of competition. (U.S. Army multimedia by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, USARC PAO) Also available in high definition

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior: Army Warrior Task Training

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition Army Warrior Task Training. Available in high definition. Includes interview with Spc. Miguel Larrea from Slidell, La.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior: Army Physical Fitness Test 2

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test. Available in high definition. Includes interview with Sgt. Stanley Garrastazu from St. Petersburg, Fla.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior: Army Physical Fitness Test

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test. Includes interview with Spc. Kyle Hughes from Wooster, Ohio. Available in high definition.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior: UH-60 Blackhawk Transport

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition UH-60 Blackhawk Transport. Soldiers participating in the U.S. Army Reserve Command Best Warrior Competition take part in a UH-60 Blackhawk ride as a mystery event during the competition. Available in high definition. Includes interview with Cpl. Lance Clifford from Helena, Mont.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior: 249 Range B-roll

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers competing in the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon qualification range. Available in high definition.

      07/16/2012


    • 2012 Best Warrior: Night Land Navigation

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition night land navigation. Includes interviews with SFC Donald Love, Cpl. Lance Clifford, Cpl. Adam Lucas, Spc. Carl Best, and Spc. Adam Engel.

      07/16/2012


    • Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition Promotional Video

      This is a promotional video to encourage Army Reserve Soldiers to compete in Best Warrior competitions from major subordinate command through Army Reserve level competition leading to the selection of the Army Reserve's Soldier and NCO of the Year. Those winning this honor represent the Army Reserve at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA, this fall. Various Soldiers are interviewed in this production, including the Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve, CSM Michael Schultz, and MSG James Stoots, USARC G-3/5/7. Available in High Definition.

      01/19/2012


    • Spc. Thomas Hauser

      Spc. Thomas M. Hauser from Cincinnati, Ohio talks to a WXIX reporter about competing in the Best Warrior Competition and winning the Soldier of the Year 2011 award. BestWarrior2011

      10/11/2011


    • U.S. Best Warrior Army Combative Tournament, Part 1

      B-Roll of the U.S. Army Best Warrior Army Combative Tournament. Scenes include Soldiers competing in the tournament at Fort Lee, Virginia.

      10/07/2011


    • U.S. Best Warrior Army Combative Tournament, Part 2

      B-Roll of the U.S. Army Best Warrior Army Combative Tournament. Scenes include Soldiers competing in the tournament at Fort Lee, Virginia.

      10/07/2011


    • U.S. Best Warrior Army Combative Tournament, Part 3

      B-Roll of the U.S. Army Best Warrior Army Combative Tournament. Scenes include Soldiers competing in the tournament at Fort Lee, Virginia.

      10/07/2011


    • DA Best Warrior Competition 2011 - Day 3

      Competitors conduct the following: -Inventory and sign for combat gear, M16 rifles and M9 pistols - complete training stations including assembly/disassembly of M9 pistol, Defense Advance Global positioning system [GPS] Receiver (DAGR) familiarization; and MOPP (Mission Oriented Protective Posture) training (chemical protective uniform). Also available in high definition.

      10/06/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition Night Time Qualification

      This is the night time qualification for the warriors representing 13 major Army commands. Having only night time flares to see targets, the competitors will qualify with their individual weapons. BestWarriorCompetition2011

      10/06/2011


    • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler

      Sgt. Maj. Chandler talks to a military reporter about the Best Warrior Competition and what kind of person it takes to be the Best Warrior, what the event means to him and what Soldiers should bring back from the competition.

      10/05/2011


    • DA Best Warrior Competition Day 3 CSM C.C. Jenkins

      Interview with Command Sgt. Maj. C.C. Jenkins, CASCOM (Combined Arms Support Command) Command Sgt. Maj. whose hometown is Yazoo City, Missippi. Produced by Staff Sgt. Stan Maszczak, 222nd Broadcast Ops Det., 200th MilitaryPolice Command, U.S. Army Reserve. Also available in high definition.

      10/05/2011


    • DA Best Warrior Competition 2011 - Day 3

      Day 3 Package2: Secretary of the Army, The Honorable John McHugh, visits with DA Level Best Warrior sponsors and competitors, answer questions and has lunch with Soldiers. The Secretary of the Army is also joined at lunch by Mr. James Worthy, NBA Hall of fame, Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, Commanding General for Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) and Sustainment Center of Excellence, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Command Sgt. Maj. C.C. Jenkins, CASCOM (Combined Arms Support Command) Command Sgt. Major. produced by Staff Sgt. Stan Maszcak, 222nd Broadcast Ops Det., 200th Military Police Command, U.S. Army Reserve. Also available in high definition.

      10/05/2011


    • DA Best Warrior Competition 2011, Day 2

      B-roll of competitors going through the board portion of the Army's Best Warrior 2011 competition. Scenes include participants preparing for the board, entering and exiting the board and Pfc. Travis Williams completing the board. Pfc. Williams, from Philomath, Ore., is with 173rd Airborne, 2-503rd Scout Platoon out of Vicenza, Italy. Also available in high definition. BestWarrior2011

      10/04/2011


    • DA Best Warrior Competition 2011

      B-Roll Pkg of the Dept. of the Army level Best Warrior Competition at Ft. Lee, Va., focused on CPL Barger, USAR representative/competitor.

      10/03/2011


    • DA Best Warrior Competition 2011 - Day 1

      SGT Couchot completes Day 1 Best Warrior Events: APFT, Written Exam, Essay, PRT Warm up evalution, and selected future Army Physical Readiness Test (APRT) Events.

      10/03/2011


    • Pfc. Travis Williams - DA Best Warrior Competition 2011

      Pfc. Travis Williams, from Philomath, Ore., with 173rd Airborne, 2-503rd Scout Platoon out of Vicenza, Italy, discusses preparation for the 2011 Best Warrior competition, what got him here, his background in music and initial intent to join a military band, how he ended up where he is, mentorship for the competition, what "Best Warrior" me ants to him, and his long term goals. Produced by Sgt. Adam Turner and Staff Sgts. Okan Scott and Stan Maszerzak, U.S. Army Reserve. Also available in high definition. BestWarrior2011

      10/03/2011


    • Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz - DA Best Warrior Competition 2011, Day 1

      Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, command sergeant major, Army Reserve and U.S. Army Reserve Command, joins the soldiers at the early morning APFT event and discusses Reserve Component Soldier participation in DA Level Best Warrior Competition. He is interviewed by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell of 200th Military Police Command, U.S. Army Reserve. Produced by Staff Sgt. Stan Maszezak of 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment, U.S. Army Reserve. Also available in high definition. BestWarrior2011

      10/03/2011


    • Sgt. Christopher Couchot - DA Best Warrior Competition 2011

      Sgt. Christopher Couchot, from Mesa, Ariz., with B Company, 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, talks about the written exam for the 2011 Best Warrior competition, preparing for the competition, and interacting with coaches and previous competition winners. Produced by Sgt. Adam Turner and Staff Sgts. Okan Scott and Stan Maszerzak. Also available in high definition. BestWarrior2011

      10/03/2011


    • Spc. Ryan F. Lindberg - DA Best Warrior Competition 2011

      Spc. Ryan F. Lindberg, from Jamestown, N.D., with 817th Engineer Co., Army National Guard, discusses how it is to prepare for and compete in the 2011 Best Warrior competition as a National Guardsman and college student. Produced by Sgt. Adam Turner and Staff Sgts. Okan Scott and Stan Maszerzak. Also available in high definition. BestWarrior2011

      10/03/2011


    • Sgt. Christopher R. Side - DA Best Warrior Competition 2011

      Sgt. Christopher R. Side, with 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, talks about the written exam for the 2011 Best Warrior competition, the APFT and preparing for and competing in the competition. Produced by Sgt. Adam Turner and Staff Sgts. Okan Scott and Stan Maszerzak. Also available in high definition. BestWarrior2011

      10/03/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Interviews Day 3

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/07/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Day 3

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/07/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior 2011 B-roll -Day 1

      The top 7 soldiers and 7 Noncommissioned Officers of the Year for the Army National Guard traveled to the army National Guard's Warrior Training center at Fort Benning, Ga to compete in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition.

      08/06/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Interviews Day 2

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/06/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Interviews Day 1

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/06/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Day 2

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/06/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Day 1

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/05/2011


    • National Guard Best Warrior Competition Day 1

      Competitors in the National Guard's Best Warrior Competition compete in several events to include weapon qualification, PT and a series of events covering weapon familiarization and CBRN measures during competition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Monette Wesolek

      08/05/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 1

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 1 of 10.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 2

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 2 of 10.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 3

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 3 of 10.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 4

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 4 of 10.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 5

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 5 of 10.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 6

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 6 of 10.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 7

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 7 of 10. This segment includes an interview with a member of U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) leadership.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 8

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 8 of 10. This segment includes an interview with Aurelio Hernandez, this year's NCO division heavyweight combatives champion.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 9

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 9 of 10. This segment includes an interview with Sgt. Christopher Couchot, 2011 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Best Warrior competition winner in the NCO category.

      06/24/2011


    • USAR Best Warrior Competition 2011 Awards Banquet, Part 10

      B-roll from the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011 awards banquet. Part 10 of 10. This segment includes an interview with Spc. Ryan Barger, the 2011 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Best Warrior competition winner, junior enlisted category.

      06/24/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 1

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition - June 23, Part 2

      Interviews with members of the Canadian military and U.S. military on partnering in the Best Warrior Competition. Includes interviews with Canadian Chief Warrant Officers Bill Darling and Dino Luberti, and U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Schultz.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 2

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 3

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 4

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 5

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 6

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 7

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 8

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 9

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 10

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 11

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 12

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 13

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Combatives Tournament, Part 14

      B-roll of the combatives tournament held at Fort McCoy, Wis. as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

      06/23/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition - June 23, Part 1

      B-roll of Soldiers competing in the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition in the M9 pistol qualification, M4 day qualification and the M203 Grenade Launcher qualification.

      06/23/2011


    • Minot Flooding Story 2011

      Minot and Burlington, North Dakota are expecting severe flooding and Minot Air Force Base and the local community are working together to minimize damage on their towns. Produced by Airman 1st Class Geni Oslund.

      06/22/2011


    • U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition, June 22, Part 1

      B-roll and sound bites from the 2011 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. Part 1 of 2.

      06/22/2011


    • U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition, June 22, Part 2

      B-roll and sound bites from the 2011 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition. Part 2 of 2.

      06/22/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition - June 21, Part 2

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011. Includes interviews with Pfc. Justing Arrington from Riverdale, Md., Sgt. Le'Fate Jones from Fort Dix, N.J., Pfc. Jonathan Larson from Adelphi, Md., Sgt. Sanjeet Caberwal from Fort Totten, N.Y., Staff Sgt. Matthew Easley from Sacramento, Calif. and Sgt. Jacob Probst from Milwaukee, Wis.

      06/21/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition - June 21, Part 1

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2011. Includes interview with Staff Sgt. David Parker from Fort Hood, Texas, Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rodriguez from Aurora, Colo. and Staff Sgt. Max Rees from Costa Mesa, Calif. Includes scenes from Night/Day Land Navigation.

      06/21/2011


    • U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

      B-roll of the U.S. Army Reserve's Best Warrior Competition 2011 held in Fort McCoy, Wis. Scenes include Soldiers competing in the physical fitness part of the competition.

      06/20/2011


    • Soldiers Compete During IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

      Package about soldiers competing during the IMCOM Best Warrior competition. Produced by Shayna Brouker. Includes soundbites from Command Sgt. Maj. Wayne LaClair - IMCOM Best Warrior Competition Team Lead, Keith Smith - Installation Management Command, and Sgts. Jacob Brewster and Dane Jordan - IMCOM Best Warrior competitors. Also available in high definition. After an exhausting week of rucking, wrestling, shooting and soldiering, each of the nine best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in the U.S. Army Installation Management Command received an award for participating in the command's first-ever Best Warrior competition. But only two became Soldier and NCO of the Year. Sgt. Jeremy Brake, an automated logistics specialist for U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, representing the IMCOM Korea region, was named NCO of the Year. Spc. Jonathan Melendez, a military police officer for USAG Schinnen, Netherlands, representing IMCOM Europe, was named Soldier of the Year for the command. Sgt. Jacob A. Brewster from USAG Stuttgart and Spc. Paige Plumlee from USAG West Point, N.Y., were runners up. The event took place May 22-26 in the rolling hills of Camp Bullis near San Antonio, Texas. Brake and Melendez will go on to represent IMCOM at the Army-wide Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va. At the Army level, they will face the same challenges they overcame in Texas, including a board appearance, weapons qualification, 12-mile road march, day and night land navigation, warrior tasks testing and combatives " though likely in cooler conditions. Fort Lee averages 72 degrees Fahrenheit in October, while the average temperature in San Antonio hovered around 95 degrees throughout the competition week. All competitors were winners no less, said Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of IMCOM, addressing the Soldiers alongside IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola. "Don't leave this competition thinking you're not a winner," Lynch said. "You're all winners. Noncommissioned officers are the backbone of the Army. Officers might come up with the ideas, but you all are the ones who get it done." All nine competitors received a small statue commemorating their experience at Camp Bullis, and the winners were given a shadow box containing a coin from each of the IMCOM garrison commanders as well as a $1,000 savings bonds from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. Both Menendez and Brake credited their family, sponsors, garrisons, regions -- and fellow competitors -- for getting them this far. "Winning this competition was very challenging because I had to distinguish myself from all these great warriors," Menendez said. "I would not have been able to achieve this without the support of my wife, Mary, my parents and the outstanding leadership I have had throughout my military career." Brake echoed his sentiment with a nod toward the eight other Soldiers he battled alongside and against over the past five days. "It's been a crazy week, everybody," Brake said. "To the rest of the competitors, you guys are outstanding. Each and every one of you could have been standing up here." Ciotola, who led the competition, took time to commend the competitors, highlight the purpose of the five-day event and outline the mission of IMCOM " to support and sustain the Army's home. The IMCOM Best Warriors continue a tradition going back to the very beginning of the U.S. Army, Ciotola said. "Six companies of expert riflemen formed the foundation of what we've become " the most feared and revered land fighting force in the history of humanity. And you represent that. That's who you are. I'm so proud of you," he said. "You lift me up, you fill my heart, you have proven my words: That you have boundless potential. Don't ever be satisfied with what you are." For more stories, video and photos of the 2011 IMCOM Best Warrior competition, visit http://www.facebook.com/IMCOMBestWarrior.

      05/30/2011


    • 335th Signal Command Best Warrior Competition

      News Package on the 335th Signal Command Theater Provisional's Best Warrior Competition. Sound bites from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Mechan, 335th Signal Command, Pfc. Jonathan Budnik, Soldier of the Year Winner, and Staff Sgt. Carlos Eggins, NCO of the Year Winner.

      05/23/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition 2011, Part 1

      B-roll of the Best Warrior Competition 2011 held on Ft. Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Scenes include U.S. Army reservists from across the Pacific gathering to compete in the 9th Mission Support Command's regional Best Warrior Competition which kicked off April 20, 2011. Alaska native Spc. Jessica Storch, a medic with the 1984th U.S. Army Hospital was honored as the new Soldier of the year. Guam-based Sgt. Gerald Manansala, an interior electrician for the 797th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, was honored as the Non-commissioned officer of the year. Part 1 of 3.

      04/25/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition 2011, Part 2

      B-roll of the Best Warrior Competition 2011 held on Ft. Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Scenes include U.S. Army reservists from across the Pacific gathering to compete in the 9th Mission Support Command's regional Best Warrior Competition which kicked off April 20, 2011. Alaska native Spc. Jessica Storch, a medic with the 1984th U.S. Army Hospital was honored as the new Soldier of the year. Guam-based Sgt. Gerald Manansala, an interior electrician for the 797th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, was honored as the Non-commissioned officer of the year. Part 2 of 3.

      04/25/2011


    • Best Warrior Competition 2011, Part 3

      B-roll of the Best Warrior Competition 2011 held on Ft. Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Scenes include U.S. Army reservists from across the Pacific gathering to compete in the 9th Mission Support Command's regional Best Warrior Competition which kicked off April 20, 2011. Alaska native Spc. Jessica Storch, a medic with the 1984th U.S. Army Hospital was honored as the new Soldier of the year. Guam-based Sgt. Gerald Manansala, an interior electrician for the 797th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, was honored as the Non-commissioned officer of the year. Part 3 of 3.

      04/25/2011


    • Spc. James Mata, Part 1

      Spc. James Mata talks to the Warrior’s Corner at the AUSA Convention about his experiences in the military and his deployment in Iraq. Part 1 of 3

      10/26/2010


    • Spc. James Mata, Part 2

      Spc. James Mata talks to the Warrior’s Corner at the AUSA Convention about his experiences in the military and his deployment in Iraq. Part 2 of 3

      10/26/2010


    • Spc. James Mata, Part 3

      Spc. James Mata talks to the Warrior’s Corner at the AUSA Convention about his experiences in the military and his deployment in Iraq. Part 3 of 3

      10/26/2010


    • U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition - Day 5

      B-roll and sound bites from the U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. This footage is from the fifth day of the event. Produced by Byron Martin.

      10/22/2010


    • U.S. Army Best Warrior Competitions - Day 4

      B-roll of day four of the Army Best Warrior Competition including events such as engaging targets during urban operations, tactical convoy operations, responding to and evaluating casualties and day and night weapons qualification. Army Reserve competitors Sgt. David Rider and Spec. Joshua McCowell attended a celebrity luncheon with N.F.L. football stars, Ultimate Fighting Championship series fighters and their fellow competitors that provided a mid-day break in the intense competition. Also includes an interview with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

      10/21/2010


    • U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition Day 3

      B-roll of Army Reserve NCO Best Warrior Sgt. David Rider and Soldier Best Warrior Spc. Joshua McDowell as they prepare for upcoming events at Fort Lee, Va. Day three of the Army's 2010 Best Warrior Competition found competitors doing pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections. Produced by Byron Matin.

      10/20/2010


    • Pfc. Cody R. Dodson

      Pfc. Cody R. Dodson from Mukilteo, Wash. talks to a reporter about participating in the Best Warrior Competition.

      10/19/2010


    • Staff Sgt. Eddy Barba

      Staff Sgt. Eddy Barba Reno, Nev. talks to a military reporter about his participation in the Best Warrior Competition, the knowledge he has gained, the most challenging event.

      10/19/2010


    • Cpl. Sabrina Martinez

      Cpl. Sabrina Martinez from El Paso, Texas, talks to a KFOX-TV reporter in El Paso, Texas about being a participant in the Best Warrior Competition.

      10/19/2010


    • U.S. Army Best Warrior Competitions - Day 2, Part 1

      B-roll of Day two of the Army's 2010 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Scenes include the Army Physical Fitness Test, and includes interviews with Sgt. David Rider, Spec. Joshua McDowell, Sgt. Alicia Rider and Staff Sgt. Richard Burton. Part 1 of 2.

      10/19/2010


    • Staff Sgt. Christopher McDougall

      Staff Sgt. Christopher McDougall from Indianapolis, Ind. talks to a military reporter about his participation in the Best Warrior Competition, the knowledge he has gained, the most challenging event.

      10/19/2010


    • Sgt. John Ferguson

      Sgt. John Ferguson from Indian River, Mich. talks to a military reporter about his participation in the Best Warrior Competition, the knowledge he has gained, the most challenging event.

      10/19/2010


    • Spc. Alex Perenishko

      Spc. Alex Perenishko from Pasadena, Calif. talks to a military reporter about his participation in the Best Warrior Competition, the knowledge he has gained, the most challenging event.

      10/19/2010


    • Staff Sgt. Adam Sahlberg

      Staff Sgt. Adam Sahlberg talks to an Auburn Journal reporter about being a participant in the Best Warrior Competition.

      10/19/2010


    • U.S. Army Best Warrior Competitions - Day 2, Part 2

      B-roll of Day two of the Army's 2010 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Scenes include the Army Physical Fitness Test, and includes interviews with Sgt. David Rider, Spec. Joshua McDowell, Sgt. Alicia Rider and Staff Sgt. Richard Burton. Part 2 of 2.

      10/19/2010


    • Cpl. Sabrina Martinez

      Cpl. Sabrina Martinez KVIA-TV reporter in El Paso, Texas about being a participant in the Best Warrior Competition.

      10/19/2010


    • U.S. Army Best Warrior Competitions - Day 1

      B-roll of the first day of Best Warrior Competitions and competitors face a board of command sergeants major who question them testing their military knowledge and current events while scrutinizing their uniforms to see if they measure up to Army standards. This week Army Reserve Soldiers compete for Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Includes interviews with Sgt. Alicia Rider and Sgt. David Rider from Strongsville, Ohio.

      10/18/2010


    • 2010 Best Warrior Competition: Mystery Event # 3

      Package about the third mystery event at the 2010 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisc. Produced by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell and Sgt. Joshua Risner.

      08/04/2010


    • Reserve Soldiers Compete in Best Warrior Competition

      Package of Reserve Soldiers competing in the 2010 Best Warrior Competition. Scenes include various events in the competition and sound bites from U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, Sgt. Thomas Williams and Staff Sgt. Jason Fiedler. Produced by Sgt. Ginifer Spada.

      07/28/2010


    • Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition 2010: Land Navigation Course

      Package of the land navigation course portion of the Army Reserve 2010 Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisc., with interviews from Sgt. Daniel E. Acree, a multi-media illustrator from Sonora, Calif., assigned to 368th Military Intelligence Battalion, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher L. Bender, and infantryman from Wendell, N.C., assigned to the 70th Division, and Spc. Joshua W. Cole, a graphic illustrator from Longview, Texas, assigned to the 100th Division. Produced by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell.

      07/27/2010


    • USARPAC Best Warrior

      Package about The U.S. Army Of The Pacific's (USARPAC) annual ball and choosing it's Soldier and NCO of the Year. Includes sound bites from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC Commanding General, Staff Sgt. Eddie Barba, USARPAC NCO Of The Year, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and Spc. Andy James, USARPAC Soldier of The Year, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. Produced by Lance Cpl. Kevin Beebe. Also see "USARPAC Best Warrior" in the audio section.

      06/15/2010


    • 2010 Best Warrior Competition - Package

      Package made from "2010 Best Warrior Competition " b-roll about about Spc. Joshua McDowell from Omaha, Neb., winning the 2010 Army Reserve Medical Command Best Warrior competition for enlisted service members. Produced by Lt. Col. William Ritter. Soundbite from Maj. Gen. Robert Kasulke

      06/01/2010


    • 2010 Best Warrior NCO Competition

      Package made from "2010 Best Warrior NCO Camp " in the B-roll section about the Army Reserve Medical Command Soldiers Best Warrior NCO competition. Sound bites include Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke. Produced by Lt. Col. William D. Ritter.

      05/27/2010


    • Oregon Sodliers and Airmen Compete - Package

      Package about Ore. Army and Air National Guardsmen taking part in the Ore. Warrior Competition.Produced by Spc. Matt Mikolas.

      05/23/2010


    • Oregon Soldiers and Airmen Compete

      Package about Ore. Army and Air National Guardsmen taking part in the Ore. Warrior Competition. Three events, the Adjutant General's Match, the Best Warrior Competition and the State Combatives Tournament pit these top notch competitors against each other to prove they are number one. Produced by Spc. Matt Mikolas.

      05/23/2010