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Following a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Defender Challenge is set to return Oct. 23-27, 2023, at Fort Bliss, Texas.
The event, a legacy competition between major command teams, tests physical endurance and core operational skills to crown a winning team and several individual award winners.
In addition to Defender Challenge, Defender Flag will be held simultaneously as a realistic assessment and validation of Air Base Ground Defense tactics, techniques and procedures during intense, realistic scenarios. What this space for more information!
More on the history of the competition
Follow us on the 2023 Defender Challenge Defense Visual Information Distribution Site! Find pre-event team hype videos as well as photos, videos and more coverage of the competition.