Enduring the Cold
Army Reserve Spc. Shakira Bridges, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) specialist and native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, assigned to the 413th Chemical Company, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, waits in a downpour of snow for her turn to fire a M9 9mm semi-automatic pistol during a joint command Best Warrior Competition at Camp Williams, Utah March 21. Nearly 20 Soldiers from around the country have come together to compete in four-days of intense challenges ranging from 12-mile ruck marches, to weapons marksmanship, drill and ceremony, written essays, day and night land navigation and a host of basic Soldiering skills as they vie to rise above their competitors and claim the title of their command’s Best Warrior. The event is the preliminary competition for the annual Best Warrior Competition held by the U.S. Army Reserve Command later this year. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)