Soldiers Compete During First Gainey Cup Event on Fort Benning, Ga.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Col. Paul J. Laughlin speaks to competitors of the first Gainey Cup to determine the Army's best scout team on Fort Benning, Ga., March 1, 2013. Laughlin is commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School, which is sponsoring the competition. Twenty teams of two non-commissioned officers and three soldiers from across the nation will compete. The four-day event tests a trooper's knowledge, tactical competence and fortitude in the fundamentals of reconnaissance and security operations. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. Nicholas G. Gonnion and teammates sprint to the finish line during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers climb 35-foot ropes during a fitness test lasting about four hours during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Pfc. Christopher Delgado, left, Pfc. Tanner Lewandowsky, center, and Staff Sgt. Logan Johnson flip a tire during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. Delgado, Lewandowsky and Johnson are assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Spc. Harry Rosario works the dips station during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. Rosario is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers perform chin-ups during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers participate in a five-mile march during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the Alabama Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Spc. Travis Reis watches as a soldier weighs his ruck sack to validate the 35-pound weight requirement for the five-mile march event during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. Reis is assigned to the 1st Armored Division. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers push a Humvee 50 yards during a fitness task known, as "100 yards of Hell," during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers push a Humvee 50 yards during a fitness task known, as "100 yards of Hell," during the first Gainey Cup scout competition on Fort Benning, Ga., March 2, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Photo by Ashley Cross