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Staff Sgt. Luis Mitchell, assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, back crawls under barbed wire during the obstacle course portion of USAREUR's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Aug. 20, 2013. The competition is a weeklong event that tests soldiers' physical stamina, leadership, technical knowledge and skill. Winners in the soldier and noncommissioned officer categories of the USAREUR competition will go on to compete at the Department of the Army level.

Staff Sgt. Luis Mitchell, assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, back crawls under barbed wire during the obstacle course portion of USAREUR's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Aug. 20, 2013. The competition is a weeklong event that tests soldiers' physical stamina, leadership, technical knowledge and skill. Winners in the soldier and noncommissioned officer categories of the USAREUR competition will go on to compete at the Department of the Army level. (Pablo N. Piedra/U.S. Army)

Staff Sgt. Luis Mitchell, assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, back crawls under barbed wire during the obstacle course portion of USAREUR's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Aug. 20, 2013. The competition is a weeklong event that tests soldiers' physical stamina, leadership, technical knowledge and skill. Winners in the soldier and noncommissioned officer categories of the USAREUR competition will go on to compete at the Department of the Army level.

Staff Sgt. Luis Mitchell, assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, back crawls under barbed wire during the obstacle course portion of USAREUR's Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Aug. 20, 2013. The competition is a weeklong event that tests soldiers' physical stamina, leadership, technical knowledge and skill. Winners in the soldier and noncommissioned officer categories of the USAREUR competition will go on to compete at the Department of the Army level. (Pablo N. Piedra/U.S. Army)

First Lt. Cody Davis, assigned to the 10th Army and Air Missile Defense Command, does pushups during U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Junior Officer Competition.

First Lt. Cody Davis, assigned to the 10th Army and Air Missile Defense Command, does pushups during U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Junior Officer Competition. (Markus Rauchenberger/U.S. Army)

The Army tested their best from across Europe this week during the Best Warrior competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Across five grueling days, they competed for U.S. Army Europe Junior Officer, NCO and Soldier of the Year.

From Aug. 19-23, soldiers competed on military knowledge, warrior skills and endurance, moving in a three-person team composed of a soldier, NCO and an officer. The winners of the soldier and NCO categories go on to compete in the U.S. Army Europe at the Department of the Army level competition in October.

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