CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Connecticut Army National Guard Pfc. Steven Birge, the Conecticut Army National Guard Soldier of the Year, fires downrange during the weapons qualification phase of the Regional Best Warrior Competition here at Camp Smith, N.Y. May 15. New York hosted sixteen Army National Guard Soldiers for the National Guard Northeast Region competition May 15-16. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Debbi Newton, 130th Public Affairs Detachment, Conn. Army National Guard.