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Family members joined soldiers and other civilians for 1.5-mile Family Fun Run starting at historic Palm Circle in Fort Shafter, Hawaii, on June 8, 2015. The fun run marked the beginning of Pacific Theater Army Week.

Family members joined soldiers and other civilians for 1.5-mile Family Fun Run starting at historic Palm Circle in Fort Shafter, Hawaii, on June 8, 2015. The fun run marked the beginning of Pacific Theater Army Week. (U.S. Army)

Family members joined soldiers and other civilians for 1.5-mile Family Fun Run starting at historic Palm Circle in Fort Shafter, Hawaii, on June 8, 2015. The fun run marked the beginning of Pacific Theater Army Week.

Family members joined soldiers and other civilians for 1.5-mile Family Fun Run starting at historic Palm Circle in Fort Shafter, Hawaii, on June 8, 2015. The fun run marked the beginning of Pacific Theater Army Week. (U.S. Army)

Competitors at the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge take part in the Army Physical Fitness Test on June 8, 2015, at the Schofield Barracks Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hawaii.

Competitors at the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge take part in the Army Physical Fitness Test on June 8, 2015, at the Schofield Barracks Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hawaii. (Kimberly K. Menzies/U.S. Army)

A soldier fires at a target during the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge on June 9, 2015, as part of qualifying on multiple weapon systems during the weapons qualification event at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

A soldier fires at a target during the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge on June 9, 2015, as part of qualifying on multiple weapon systems during the weapons qualification event at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Kimberly K. Menzies/U.S. Army)

A soldier demonstrates his knowledge of weapons during the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge on June 9, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

A soldier demonstrates his knowledge of weapons during the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge on June 9, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Kimberly K. Menzies/U.S. Army)

Volunteers in period uniforms perform during a musical presentation called 'Legacy of Honor' by the 25th Infantry Division band, June 9, 2015, at Fort DeRussy in Honolulu.

Volunteers in period uniforms perform during a musical presentation called 'Legacy of Honor' by the 25th Infantry Division band, June 9, 2015, at Fort DeRussy in Honolulu. (U.S. Army)

A soldier drags a mock casualty in a test of his first-aid skills while in combat conditions as part of the Best Warrior Challenge in Hawaii on June 9, 2015.

A soldier drags a mock casualty in a test of his first-aid skills while in combat conditions as part of the Best Warrior Challenge in Hawaii on June 9, 2015. (Jaquetta Gooden/U.S. Army)

Competitors in the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge are tested on their leadership ability at the Leaders Reaction Course, June 10, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Competitors in the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge are tested on their leadership ability at the Leaders Reaction Course, June 10, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Kimberly K. Menzies/U.S. Army)

A soldier moves heavy supplies through a wooded area as part of a general skills test that was part of the Best Warrior Challenge in June 2015 in Hawaii.

A soldier moves heavy supplies through a wooded area as part of a general skills test that was part of the Best Warrior Challenge in June 2015 in Hawaii. (Jaquetta Gooden/U.S. Army)

Pacific Army Week, which is this region’s way of celebrating the Army’s 240th birthday on June 14, 2015, hosted a series of events in Hawaii June 8-12, most notably U.S. Army Pacific’s Best Warrior Challenge. Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from around the region are competing in the areas of weapons, medical, leadership and others over a five-day period, with the highest scorers ultimately to be named NCO and soldier of the year. The week also included a beachside concert by the 25th Infantry Division band and a family fun run at Fort Shafter.

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