For about 10.7 million Georgians, this week has largely been about the start of spring – Easter, Passover, maybe a spring break. For about 100,000 though that are the military members stationed in Georgia, particularly the 60,000 or so in the United States Army, this week is also Infantry Week.

The week’s highlights are the four separate military competitions that kicked off on Monday: the Lacerda All-Army Combatives Championship, Best Mortar Competition, International Sniper Competition, and, perhaps the most well known, the Best Ranger Competition.

“The feedback from these competitions can help military leaders identify areas for improvement in training and equipment and (inform) necessary adjustments to training plans,” said Colonel Jimmy Hathaway, 198th Infantry Brigade Commander.   

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