Spc. Nicole D. Cruz

California National Guard

Spc. Nicole D. Cruz, a Guam Army National Guardsman and lone female competitor in the 2017 National Guard Bureau Region 7 Best Warrior Competition, displaces water as she low crawls through a mud pit May 16 during the obstacle course segment at Camp San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California. The 23-year-old Chamorro warrior is pitted against seven competitors vying for the region’s Best Soldier title. She’s a member of Guam’s Hotel-Forward Support Company, 29th Brigade Support Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

(U.S. Army National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)

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