Images: 'Black Hawk' families earn their spurs [Image 3 of 3]
Photo by Spc. Reese Von Rogatsz
Family Spur Ride participants from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division gather for a group photo at Training Area 6 here Aug. 30. A trooper in a cavalry unit "earns his spurs" by passing a series of challenging physical and mental tests relevant to the Cavalry. The purpose of a Family Spur Ride is to give their spouses and families a better appreciation of what their soldier is training for. After a morning of diverse activities ranging from an obstacle course to "Shoothouse" training, the participants enjoyed a barbecue and were presented with honorary spur certificates.
Date Posted:09.07.2012 12:13
Location:JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, US