116th IBCT’s Cooper, 329th’s Bradner are VaARNG best warriors​
240316-Z-RW533-1006.JPG Photo By: Mike Vrabel

FORT BARFOOT, Va. - Virginia National Guard Soldiers from across the commonwealth perform Army Warrior Tasks and tackle a fitness challenge and the confidence course on the third day of the 2024 Virginia Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition March 16, 2024, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. Crews assigned to the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division provided aviation support for the event. The four-day event also includes a combat water survival test, a written exam, a physical fitness challenge, a three-gun event, a ruck march and an appearance board. The highest-scoring VNG noncommissioned officer and Soldier will represent the Virginia National Guard at the regional-level competition later in 2024.


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