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Air Cav hosts Spouse Spur Ride

Melany Loftin (right), 1st ACB’s Family Readiness Support Assistant, is taught how to acquire her target using an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during 1st Air Cavalry Brigade’s Spouse Spur Ride July 9. During the event, spouses performed physical readiness training, maneuvered through confidence and leader reaction courses, fired weapons using the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000, and learned the basics of land navigation, ultimately allowing them a glimpse into the daily life of their soldiers.



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This work, Air Cav hosts Spouse Spur Ride [Image 1 of 5], by SGT Christopher Calvert, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.09.2013

Date Posted:07.15.2013 14:38

Photo ID:971930

VIRIN:130709-A-WD324-005

Resolution:2200x1443

Size:1.29 MB

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

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