By Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris
99th Readiness Division
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed Sgt. Veronica Ygarza down, but she is not going to let it stop her.
Ygarza joined seven of her fellow Army Reserve Soldiers in the 99th Readiness Division’s FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up Feb. 22-26 at division headquarters here.
“It’s very exciting because, with the whole COVID situation going on, I haven’t been able to do a lot of military stuff, such as assembling and reassembling the 240B or the .50 cal,” said Ygarza, a healthcare specialist who serves on the 99th RD’s Soldier Readiness Improvement Program team. “It’s going to be very fun to get down and dirty and do soldierly tasks again.”
The BWC Train-Up is designed to prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive, tactical environment.
The event promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command.