FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is hosting 26 Soldiers from 12 regional medical treatment facilities (MTF) who will be battling it out this week at Fort Hood to earn the title of Army Medicine central region Best Warrior. The “Best Warriors ,” who have won their respective military treatment facility’s command-level competition, hail from Army Medicine’s Regional Health Command – Central MTFs in Texas, California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri .

During the weeklong competition, which will be held at various Fort Hood locations April 10-14, Soldiers will compete in grueling field tests, along with administrative tests and boards. The Regional Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year will then represent the region during Army Medicine’s Best Warrior Competition May 2-4.

A media event is planned this Thursday from 7-9:30 a.m. Media wishing to cover the event will need to RSVP with CRDAMC Public Affairs Office at 254-288-8005 or 254-338-6087 by April 12.