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Four-day 'Best Sapper' tests Soldiers' mettle


Last updated 10/20/2021 at 9:20am

Pfc. Brenda Salgado

A candidate for the Best Sapper Competition swims on Oct. 13 at Ivy Gym, Fort Carson. The Soldiers were required to keep their weapons out of the water as they swam laps through the pool.

Story by Spc. Kelsey Simmons 

4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office  

Twenty Soldiers competed in the 36th Engineer Brigade's Best Sapper Competition from Oct. 12-15 at Fort Carson. Ten teams of two Soldiers each from various installations across the nation participated in the four-day competition.

"Best Sapper is about teamwork" said Col. Anthony Barbina, commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade. "In the Army, engineers and sappers never do anything alone."

The competition was designed to physically and mentally challenge the participants as well as test their tactical proficiency....

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