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‘Maintain’ Battalion hosts Iraq’s first field medical badge competition

Iraqi army soldiers begin the one-mile run event of the modified Army Physical Fitness Test as part of an Iraqi Field Medical Badge competition at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May 2. The modified Army Physical Fitness Test was one portion of the competition, which also included a six-mile ruck march, extensive written testing and training lanes where competitors had to evaluate and treat the wounds of simulated casualties. The competition was based largely on the requirements for the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge.



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This work, ‘Maintain’ Battalion hosts Iraq’s first field medical badge competition [Image 8 of 8], by SFC Tanya Green, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.02.2011

Date Posted:05.11.2011 06:48

Photo ID:400047

VIRIN:110502-A-CE832-051

Resolution:1800x1210

Size:325.62 KB

Location:BAGHDAD, IQGlobe

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