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Best FIST

Fire Support Team soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, begin a 12-mile ruck march during their recertification Oct. 18, 2012. The Soldiers had to complete 12 miles in three hours or less to complete certification. The recertification was scored and the individual Soldier and teams were awarded the title "Best FIST." (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan, 2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.)



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This work, Best FIST [Image 6 of 7], by SSG Ruth Pagan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.19.2012

Date Posted:11.01.2012 17:05

Photo ID:772076

VIRIN:121019-A-#####-179

Resolution:2100x1500

Size:1.68 MB

Location:FORT CARSON, CO, USGlobe

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