Seven instructors, representing more than 10,000 instructors, facilitators and educators from Army and Multi-component schools, institutions and organizations, were recognized here, 1 Aug., as the 2017 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Instructors of the Year.

The seven winners were selected from the top 67 contenders from each of the Army, TRADOC, National Guard, and Army Reserves schools were judged on tactical and technical knowledge, communication skills, classroom management, and their contributions to training and education, including curriculum development, research and article publication. (U.S. Army photo by Michael Vernon Voss)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Hansen and Pfc. David Cox, from Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, pose with their command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. John Stanley, after winning the TRADOC Best Warrior Competition, Fort Gordon, Georgia, July 20, 2018. The Best Warrior Competition recognizes TRADOC NCOs and Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army Values, embody the Warrior Ethos, and represent the force of the future by testing them with physical fitness assessments, written exams, urban warfare simulations, and other warrior tasks and battle drills. 

The competitors in this year's Best Warrior Competition come from nearly every TRADOC Center of Excellence and activity across the Army. These 20 Soldiers and NCOs represent the best of the best for 2018.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Luksan)

SFC Joshua Rolfes and SFC Anthony Allen of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. These U.S. Army Soldiers finished first in the 2018 Best Ranger Competition with a cumulative score of 4,673 from various events throughout the 3-day competition.

During the Best Ranger Competition, competitors are scored on many events, including a buddy run, a body armor run, obstacle courses, weighted carries, a swim, weapon ranges, and more on the first day. After a night of marching, the teams were cut to 24, and those remaining teams competed in night stakes, the Spartan Run at Dekkar Strip, and in day stakes at Todd Field for the second day April 14.

Congratulations to Sergeant Devin Crawford, the 2018 Drill Sergeant of the Year.   

The event is conducted over a four-day period and consists of the same tasks being taught at Basic Training. Subject areas include rifle marksmanship, physical readiness training, first aid, hand grenade training, land navigation, and confidence course. Competitors are required to show proficiency at performing selected Soldier skills as well as teaching those tasks to trainees in a simulated environment.

TRADOC News Features
Soldier from 5-3 Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade conduct live fire range with the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems at Yakima Training Center, Feb. 28, 2017. 5-3 FAR is firing their finale qualifications before deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs)
Second phase of Multi-Domain Task Force pilot headed to Europe
By Sean Kimmons | Oct. 19, 2018
After recent testing of multi-domain operations in the Pacific, the Army now plans to expand its future warfighting concept to Europe this coming fiscal year. As part of the second phase of the Multi-Domain Task Force pilot program, a new specialized unit with the 41st Field Artillery Brigade as its foundation will experiment with capabilities in Europe.

Test participant Soldiers from the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion
Airborne Soldiers test Spider networked munition system upgrade
By Maj. Nayari Cameron | Oct. 18, 2018
Two units of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are testing an upgrade to the Spider munition system here, used to defend perimeters and support offensive ambushes and situational obstacles.

Clearing the path: Florida National Guard works route clearance
By Pfc. Arcadia Jackson | Oct. 18, 2018
"Seeing all the people here that are in dire need of our help… this is what we signed up to do." said Florida National Guard Spc. Thomas Brinsko, a Soldier of Alpha Co. 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion in Tallahassee, Florida." Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle Oct. 11, leaving areas from Pensacola to Tallahassee devastated.

​Members of the 106th Rescue Wing, assigned to the New York Air National Guard, prepare to deploy in support of the Hurricane Michael rescue efforts at the 106th Rescue Wing, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2018. The 106th Rescue Wing will send their highly trained Guardsmen to include pararescue, aircrew, maintainers and support, along with HC-130 and HH-60 aircraft and rescue boats. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Michael O'Hagan)
National Guard, other DoD assets respond to Michael
By Staff Sgt. Megan Friedl | Oct. 17, 2018
Before Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle Wednesday, the Defense Department positioned active-duty and National Guard members to help civilians during and after the storm.

The Utah National Guard's 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (CST) assisted federal investigators Oct. 10, 2018, at a house in Logan, Utah, during a probe of ricin-tainted mail sent to U.S. officials. (Photo Credit: Ileen Kennedy)
Utah Guard special unit assists with ricin investigation
By Ilene Kennedy | Oct. 17, 2018
In support of the FBI and U.S. Postal Service, the Utah National Guard's 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (CST) monitored Oct. 3 for hazardous materials at a home in Logan, after letters containing ground caster beans, the substance from which the deadly poison ricin is made, were mailed from the residence to President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Navy Admiral John Richardson.

Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2-124 Charlie Co., Ocala, Fla., load food in to a local citizen’s vehicle during Hurricane Michael disaster relief, Panama City, Fla., Oct. 13, 2018.  Soldiers respond in communities throughout the panhandle in conjunction with civilian emergency services. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leia D. Tascarini)
Florida Guard provides food and water for local citizens
By Spc. Leia Tascarini | Oct. 17, 2018
Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2-124 Charlie Co., support hurricane relief efforts by providing food and water to citizens Oct. 13.
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