U.S. Soldiers Compete During Top Tomahawk Event in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Lewis, center, addresses graders and competitors at the start of the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. Lewis is the senior enlisted advisor assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers change a tire on a Stryker-armored vehicle during the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. soldier prepares to bore sight a remote weapon system on a Stryker-armored vehicle during the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers complete a 300-meter run before testing their marksmanship skills in the stress shoot event of the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. soldier fires his weapon during the stress shoot event of the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Matthew W. Brew, left, and Kirk Calabrese, right, drag a sandbag-filled litter simulating a casualty during the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. Brew and Calabrese are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. soldier completes chest presses during the physical fitness portion of the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers complete a written history test during the mystery event of the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spc. Kirk Calabrese throws a Tomahawk to demonstrate the final physical event of the Top Tomahawk competition on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2013. Calabrese is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann