NEWS | April 10, 2018

Colorado National Guard Airmen, Soldiers compete to become Best Warrior

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Colorado National Guard

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado Army and Air National Guard members will participate in the state's fourth annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado, April 12-15.

Over four days, the Best Warrior Competition will test these Soldiers’ and Airmen’s warfighting skills. 

This year's competition will include a stressed live-fire exercise, a medical evacuation drill, a night land navigation course, and comprehensive military skill tests. 

“The caliber of these top-notch Colorado warriors demonstrates the high degree of National Guard readiness to defend our state and nation against ever-increasing threats,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh said. 

The top-performing Noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted from each branch of the CONG will be announced as the Colorado NCO of the Year or Airman or Soldier of the Year, respectively. The winners will go on to compete at the Region Seven Best Warrior Competition in New Mexico in May 2018.

This year will be the second year that Airmen will compete alongside Soldiers for the competition.