Soldiers Participate in Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Spc. Travis Hebig strains to pump out one last elevated pull-up during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2013. Hebig is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. The competition included the completion of all soldiers’ common tasks.  U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Steve Buchta, center, struggles to flip a tire during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2013. Buchta is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Sgt. Travis Hansen takes off from the starting line during a shuttle run for his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2013. Hansen is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Sgt. Nick Gilbert rappels down a cliff during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2013. Gilbert is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Travor John crosses a river on a single-rope bridge during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2013. John is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Pfc. Zachary Babcock strains as he lifts a water can over his head during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2013. Babcock is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Sgt. Robert Blanco bear crawls up a hill during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2013. Blanco is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • A soldier crosses a river on a single-rope bridge during his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Army Spc. Ryan Valente engages a target with his M4 carbine during a stress shoot event for his unit's Best Soldier Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2013. Valente is assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher