Though U.S. Army Europe's 2015 European Best Warrior Competition was an individual competition, certain segments, such as this room-clearing exercise, were judged on the individual soldiers' ability to work as a team. Here one team begins the process of clearing a room at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (Michael Darnell/Stars and Stripes)

Though U.S. Army Europe's 2015 European Best Warrior Competition was an individual competition, certain segments, such as this room-clearing exercise, were judged on the individual soldiers' ability to work as a team. Here one team begins the process of clearing a room at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (Michael Darnell/Stars and Stripes)

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, center, listens to a convoy brief in Alytus, Lithuania, onMonday, March 23, 2015. Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commander, and the soldiers of Troop L were preparing for 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment's Dragoon Ride from Lithuania and Estonia to their home base in Vilseck, Germany. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, center, listens to a convoy brief in Alytus, Lithuania, onMonday, March 23, 2015. Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commander, and the soldiers of Troop L were preparing for 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment's Dragoon Ride from Lithuania and Estonia to their home base in Vilseck, Germany. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Soldiers from 6th Division of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire artillery from a 155 mm howitzer Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, during Orient Shield at Ojojihara Maneuver Area in northeast Japan. (James Kimber/Stars and Stripes)

Soldiers from 6th Division of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire artillery from a 155 mm howitzer Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, during Orient Shield at Ojojihara Maneuver Area in northeast Japan. (James Kimber/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marines fire mortar rounds as the attack begins during a joint training exercise as part of a Korean Marine Exchange Program with visiting U.S. Marines. The exercise on July 6 was the culmination of weeks of planning and rehearsals. It was held on the Suseong Range near the southeastern city of Pohang. (Kim Gamel/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marines fire mortar rounds as the attack begins during a joint training exercise as part of a Korean Marine Exchange Program with visiting U.S. Marines. The exercise on July 6 was the culmination of weeks of planning and rehearsals. It was held on the Suseong Range near the southeastern city of Pohang. (Kim Gamel/Stars and Stripes)

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team salute during a casing of the colors ceremony at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, June 14, 2012, before their deployment to Afghanistan. A unit from the 173rd, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, is going to Cameroon in mid-March to participate in an annual U.S. Army Africa exercise called Central Accord. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes) #soldiers #Africa #military

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team salute during a casing of the colors ceremony at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, June 14, 2012, before their deployment to Afghanistan. A unit from the 173rd, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, is going to Cameroon in mid-March to participate in an annual U.S. Army Africa exercise called Central Accord. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes) #soldiers #Africa #military

British and American soldiers discuss the day's training during Exercise Allied Spirit, March 17, 2017. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

British and American soldiers discuss the day's training during Exercise Allied Spirit, March 17, 2017. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

Latvian and American soldiers watch a demonstration during Exercise Allied Spirit, March 17, 2017. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

Latvian and American soldiers watch a demonstration during Exercise Allied Spirit, March 17, 2017. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

American and Polish soldiers in front of their vehicles at the live fire exercise in Zagan, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

American and Polish soldiers in front of their vehicles at the live fire exercise in Zagan, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

A soldier hurls a smoking tire away from the action during a civil disturbance training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, on Nov. 17, 2011. A new unit of National Guardsmen from the 29th Infantry Division will begin training for their deployment to Kosovo at the training center, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (STEVEN BEARDSLEY/STARS AND STRIPES) #military #training #Kosovo

A soldier hurls a smoking tire away from the action during a civil disturbance training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, on Nov. 17, 2011. A new unit of National Guardsmen from the 29th Infantry Division will begin training for their deployment to Kosovo at the training center, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (STEVEN BEARDSLEY/STARS AND STRIPES) #military #training #Kosovo

Sgt. 1st Class. Elijah Howlett grapples with Spc. Kendrick Jones during a tournament held as the final event of U.S. Army Europe?s 2015 European Best Warrior Competition, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Howlett would go on to win top honors as the best noncommissioned officer in USAREUR. (Michael Darnell/Stars and Stripes)

Sgt. 1st Class. Elijah Howlett grapples with Spc. Kendrick Jones during a tournament held as the final event of U.S. Army Europe?s 2015 European Best Warrior Competition, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Howlett would go on to win top honors as the best noncommissioned officer in USAREUR. (Michael Darnell/Stars and Stripes)

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