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'Black Hawk' families earn their spurs

One of the younger Family Spur Ride participants from the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division learns about a Stryker reconnaissance vehicle in a static display 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.



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This work, 'Black Hawk' families earn their spurs [Image 1 of 3], by SPC Reese Von Rogatsz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.30.2012

Date Posted:09.07.2012 12:19

Photo ID:659441

VIRIN:120830-A-BY764-003

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:1.64 MB

Location:JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, USGlobe

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