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U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathon P. Chacon, civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif., talks through evaluating “casualty” Staff Sgt. Valery Valtrain, an intelligence analyst with the 151st Theater Information Operations Group, Fort Totten, N.Y., as team member, Spc. Timothy J. Lowitzer, a civil affairs specialist with the 1001st Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Training Company, Trenton, N.J., looks on. The team ran through several drills prior to navigating the Medical Simulation Training Facility (MSFT) training lanes as part of the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., held April 8-11. Competitors navigated the lanes individually, providing immediate combat life-saving measures to a simulated casualty while being evaluated on their medical evacuation techniques and casualty care skills. The USACAPOC(A) BWC enhances basic Soldier skills and individual readiness tasks needed to adapt to the ever changing operational environment. The top Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer who earn the title of "Best Warrior" will go on to represent USACAPOC(A) at the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition later this summer at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.

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Apr. 19, 2021

No matter who you are, you have likely, at one time or another, been put in a situation where you were...
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, left, a civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), is awarded a plaque from Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted leader of United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), for being named NCO of the Year during the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.

USACAPOC(A) Best Warriors 2021

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Apr. 16, 2021

The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) hosted a three-day Best Warrior...
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Plainfield, Ill., native and 647th Regional Support Group (Forward) Soldier promoted to Sergeant

Plainfield, Ill., native and 647th Regional Supp...

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Apr. 16, 2021

Plainfield, Illinois, native Michael Muhlig was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the United States Army...
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