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German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency - Not a piece of cake

Staff Sgt. Arend Meijer, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion uses the backstroke to complete the swim portion of the German Armed Forces military proficiency test. Soldiers have to swim 200 meters as one of the requirements to receive the German Armed Forces Badge. USACAPOC (A) is hosting the GAFB military proficiency test here in Twinsburg, Ohio.



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This work, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency - Not a piece of cake [Image 7 of 7], by SFC Andy Yoshimura, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.15.2011

Date Posted:08.16.2011 09:33

Photo ID:443434

VIRIN:110815-A-#####-729

Resolution:333x500

Size:140.29 KB

Location:TWINSBURG, OH, USGlobe

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