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Media is invited to cover the culminating event and the competition’s media day on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Media wishing to cover an alternate day of the three-day competition may do so. All media coverage will require coordination with the state public affairs office for parking and a media escort. 

Members of the media (who are attending Saturday) are required to RSVP no later than Friday, March 2, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. with the Texas Military Department state Public Affairs Office at 512-782-5620 or email

Camp Swift is located at 1705 Hwy 95 North, Bastrop, Texas, 78602.  Media will be required to show credentials at the gate.




Texas National Guard partners with international armed forces for annual Best Warrior Competition


AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 27, 2018) – On Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the Texas Military Department will host a media day at Camp Swift in Bastrop, Texas, near Austin, as Texas National Guard soldiers and airmen, Czech and Chilean armed forces members compete in the final round of the statewide Best Warrior Competition.

The Best Warrior Competition is a rigorous three-day competition that draws Soldiers and Airmen from around Texas and tests their tactical and technical expertise through scored events, such as a tactical road march, an obstacle course and a physical fitness test, an oral knowledge exam board, as well as “a mystery event” announced the day of the competition.

For the second time representatives from Texas’ State Partnership Program countries, the Czech Republic and Chile, will be competing in this event. The purpose is to build camaraderie and strengthen inter-agency relationships between Texas Guardsmen and those they serve alongside of both at home and abroad.

The winners of this year’s Best Warrior Competition will be named and honored at a banquet in April. Winners from the Army National Guard will continue to represent Texas in regional and/or national Best Warrior competitions later this year.
Media wishing to cover the Best Warrior Competition outside of the media day are welcome to do so, but must coordinate with the state public affairs office for parking and a media escort.



The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.

The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS)

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Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620