U.S. Soldiers Compete in Europe's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Graham, left, U.S. Army Spc. Erik Mauff, right, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Shull pull a tire during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 19, 2013. The weeklong event tests a soldier's physical stamina, leadership, technical knowledge and skill. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Michael Pikul climbs over the slanted wall on the obstacle course during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Pikul is assigned to the 30th Medical Command. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Deacon, left, U.S. Army Sgt. Antoinio Minnifield, right, and U.S. Army Spc. Elizabeth Ibabao complete a jump rope challenge during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 19, 2013. Deacon, Minnifield and Ibabao are assigned to European Regional Dental Command. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Phillip Hoying balances on the logs on the obstacle course during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Hoying is assigned to the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Beau Benton fires his M4 rifle during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Benton is assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • U.S. Army Spc. Elizabeth Ibabao crosses a rope bridge on the obstacle course during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Ibabao is assigned to European Regional Dental Command. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
  • U.S. Army Spc. Sean Salter completes a task on the obstacle course during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Salter is assigned to the 10th Army and Air Missile Defense Command. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Griffith tackles an obstacle during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Griffith is assigned to the U.S. Army Europe's 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Luis Mitchell back crawls under barbed wire on the obstacle course during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. Mitchell is assigned to the U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra