Soldiers from the Guam Army National Guard 1st-294th Infantry Regiment, who are currently supporting the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula, participated in the Northbatt 11K Run.
Guam’s runners, earning top spots, boosted their morale and relationships with international forces.
The run, sponsored by the Colombian Army contingent as part of the commemoration of their Heroes Bicentenarios, or Colombian Army Bicentennial, took place at Forward Operating Base-North, Northern Sinai, Egypt.
Despite stiff competition from different parts of the world, Guam’s warriors stood out.
Sgt. Eric Gatmen, Headquarters Headquarters Company, took the top spot in the men’s division. In the women’s division, 1st Lt. Estella Aguon, Charlie Company, and Capt. Leona Campbell, HHC, placed first and third, respectively.
"Despite the language barrier, Guam’s Chamorri Warriors found common ground amongst the different military contingents in the spirit of competition and camaraderie that transcended national boundaries," the news release stated.
According to the news release, most importantly, the event supported the Guam Guard Battalion’s lines of effort by strengthening mission readiness, developing leaders, enhancing physical fitness and reinforcing relationships with the international contingent of brothers and sisters in arms.