Images: 'Black Hawk' families earn their spurs [Image 2 of 3]
Photo by Spc. Reese Von Rogatsz
Several of the younger Family Spur Ride participants from the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division prepare to enter the "Shoothouse" (a training module Soldiers use to clear houses) 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 12:15
Location:JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, US