• Pfc. Robert Pacheco, a native of Amsterdam, N.Y., assigned to 10th Combat Support Hospital, applies pressure to a simulated wound as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge April 7-12. Of those who participate, an estimated 20 percent or less usually qualify at the end. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    Expert Field Medical Badge candidates attempt qualification

    Pfc. Robert Pacheco, a native of Amsterdam, N.Y., assigned to 10th Combat Support Hospital, applies pressure to a simulated wound as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will...

  • Spc. Mark Becker (right), a native of Faribault, Minn., places a splint on Spc. Jason Hayes' simulated injury as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge April 7-12. Of those who participate, an estimated 20 percent or less usually qualify at the end. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    Expert Field Medical Badge Candidates attempt qualification

    Spc. Mark Becker (right), a native of Faribault, Minn., places a splint on Spc. Jason Hayes' simulated injury as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the...

  • Sgt. Joshua Engstrom, 47th Combat Support Hospital, treats a soldier's simulated head injury as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge April 7-12. Of those who participate, an estimated 20 percent or less usually qualify at the end. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    Expert Field Medical Badge candidates attempt qualification

    Sgt. Joshua Engstrom, 47th Combat Support Hospital, treats a soldier's simulated head injury as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field...

  • Capt. Todd Perry, 2nd General Support Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, leads a litter-carrying team through a barbed wire obstacle as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge April 7-12. Of those who participate, an estimated 20 percent or less usually qualify at the end. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    Expert Field Medical Badge candidates attempt qualification

    Capt. Todd Perry, 2nd General Support Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, leads a litter-carrying team through a barbed wire obstacle as part of Expert Field Medical Badge qualification, April 8. Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S...

Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge April 7-12. Of those who participate, an estimated 20 percent or less usually qualify at the end.

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