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By Air Force Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton, 136th Airlift Wing



BASTROP, Texas, March 12, 2018 —

Of the more than 3,200 airmen serving in the Texas Air National Guard, only eight were selected to compete at Camp Swift as part of the 2018 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition. Among the selectees, one stood out from her peers — not just for her skill and abilities in qualifying to represent her unit, but also as the only female competitor.

“Competing seemed like a great opportunity,” said Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Brown, an education and training specialist with the Texas Air National Guard‘s 273rd Cyber Operations Squadron. “For me, it wasn’t an imitation factor. I used to be a Marine, and I remember every year my commander would send out an invite for individuals interested in the competition. When I saw the email for this year and saw the list of different knowledge responsibilities I went ahead and tried out.”

Competition

The Best Warrior Competition consists of several challenges over a period of four days. Competitors are expected to display proficiency in marksmanship, physical and written…

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