Battle Boars sharpen tusks, prepare for EIB [Image 2 of 10]
FORT STEWART, GA, UNITED STATES
Each soldier within a squad from Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment"Battle Boars," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, carries part of the “load” while marching from the obstacle course to their headquarters here, Jan. 15. This was just one part of the day’s challenge. The challenge consisted of quite a few different tasks performed at the squad level. Each squad within Company A first had to ruck-march out to the obstacle course. Then they had to navigate the entire obstacle coarse and also properly evaluate a casualty, successfully conduct radio operations and properly assemble and disassemble the M249 and M240 machine guns. After finishing all the tasks at the obstacle course, the squad then had to ruck-march back to their headquarters. However before starting on their way back, one of their fellow squad-members was identified as being a notional casualty, and the rest of the squad had to carry the individual and their gear. The event was designed to build cohesion, esprit de corps and physical fitness within the company. The challenge had the added benefit of helping the soldiers prepare for the Expert Infantry Badge competition, slated to take place this coming spring. The EIB is awarded to those individuals who prove that they are experts in their profession as infantrymen by completing a rigorous series of tasks designed to separate the experts from the lay infantrymen. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs NCO)
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