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Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, Day Qual, Stress Fire, Night Fire

Posted by geraldostlund on October 2, 2009

Flares, tracer rounds, and explosions rocked the night at the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Oct 2 2009. Soldiers were up at 3 a.m. and didn't rack out until after midnight. Up again at 3 on Friday for the mystery event. Photo by Tim Hale, USARC Public Affairs.

Flares, tracer rounds, and explosions rocked the night at the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Oct 2 2009. Soldiers were up at 3 a.m. and didn't rack out until after midnight. Up again at 3 on Friday for the mystery event. Photo by Tim Hale, USARC Public Affairs.

It was a long day. Especially following a long day Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler and Spec. Shiloh Becher got maybe 3 hours sleep each of the last two nights. But, none of the other competitors got any more sleep either. Watch the video of “best shots” from yesterday’s competition.

Today is the last day – and again started at 0300 with the mystery event – a uniform inspection, a roll-over simulator, assault a village searching for terrorists, and evaluate a casualty. If that wasn’t enough, the competitors immediately moved into the combatives tournament.

No one will know the winners – one Soldier (E4 and below) and one NCO Best Warrior for 2009 until Monday when the Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston introduces the two at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Until then, the competitors get a little rest, heal their wounds, and stress over the details: did I do enough? Was there something more I could bring to the competition? For those who’ve watched Butler and Becher, we’re confident they gave it their all – and they were “spot on” througout the competition.

Will the Army Reserve take home another win this year? Stay tuned.

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Spec. Shiloh Becher runs through the stress fire event Thursday, October 1, 2009 during the Army Best Warrior Competion at Fort Lee, Virginia. Shown here, Becher just finished climbing over the wall and will pickup the simulated wounded Soldier and carry him to safety. Becher is one of two Army Reserve Soldiers competing for the honor to be named Army Best Warrior. Photo by Tim Hale, USARC public affairs.

Spec. Shiloh Becher runs through the stress fire event Thursday, October 1, 2009 during the Army Best Warrior Competion at Fort Lee, Virginia. Shown here, Becher just finished climbing over the wall and will pickup the simulated wounded Soldier and carry him to safety. Becher is one of two Army Reserve Soldiers competing for the honor to be named Army Best Warrior. Photo by Tim Hale, USARC public affairs.

Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler treats a casualty during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills event at the  Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Butler is the Army Reserve NCO of the Year. (Timothy L. Hale/Army Reserve Public Affairs)
Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler treats a casualty during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills event at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Butler is the Army Reserve NCO of the Year. (Timothy L. Hale/Army Reserve Public Affairs)
Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler runs through the stress fire event Thursday, October 1, 2009 during the Army Best Warrior Competion at Fort Lee, Virginia. Shown here, Butler pulls a manequin to simulate a buddy-rescue. Butler is one of two Army Reserve Soldiers competing for the honor to be named Army Best Warrior. Photo by Tim Hale, USARC public affairs.
Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler runs through the stress fire event Thursday, October 1, 2009 during the Army Best Warrior Competion at Fort Lee, Virginia. Shown here, Butler pulls a manequin to simulate a buddy-rescue. Butler is one of two Army Reserve Soldiers competing for the honor to be named Army Best Warrior. Photo by Tim Hale, USARC public affairs.
 
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