148th Security Forces NCO participates in Minnesota’s ‘Best Warrior’ and Croatian ‘Best Soldier’ Competitions

148th Fighter Wing Security Forces Specialist, Staff Sgt. Duane Southworth, approaches the first of nine obstacles during a 23-mile ruck march, while participating in the 2023 Croatian ‘Best Soldier Competition’ in Zadar, Croatia, on May 8, 2024. Eighty service members representing 12 countries, to include Bosnia-Herzegovina: Slovenia; United Kingdom; Poland; France; Lithuania; Romania; Slovakia; Kosovo; the Czech Republic; and Bulgaria, vied for the title of ‘Best Soldier’ during a two-day event that started in Nin, Croatia. (Minnesota National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Andrew Riewer)

PHOTO BY: 1st Sgt. Andrew Riewer
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