Guam Guard Members Compete in Best Squad Competition

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Guam – The 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment of the Guam Army National Guard is conducting a Best Squad Competition as part of its Annual Training Exercise on Andersen Air Force Base.

The competition consists of five timed events – two minutes each of Push-Ups and Sit-Ups, a One-Mile Litter Carry with a 180 pound simulated casualty, a Stress Shoot, Ten Question Exam and Land Navigation.

[Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment compete in the Stress Shoot event on Andersen Air Force Base as part of the Best Squad Competition June 15, 2011. Photo courtesy of Guam National Guard]

Each squad from each company completed the first two events prior to completing the Stress Shoot event.  The purpose of the Stress Shoot event is to test the Soldier’s ability to accurately engage targets under extreme physical and mental exhaustion.

The first four events concluded today with the final Land Navigation event to be conducted Thursday and Friday at Naval Magazine.