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Defender Nation,

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!

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