• Big Spring, Texas native, Staff Sgt. Alfred Dickens (right), a Bradley Fighting Vehicle master gunner assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop "Hammer," 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives firing instructions to the Excellence in Competition contestants as they wait for targets to be raised April 17 at Fort Hood, Texas. The EIC was a contest that focused on rifle and pistol marksmanship. (Photo by Pfc. Paige Pendleton, 1BCT, 1st Cav Div Public Affairs)

    Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Big Spring, Texas native, Staff Sgt. Alfred Dickens (right), a Bradley Fighting Vehicle master gunner assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop "Hammer," 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives firing instructions to the...

  • Willington, Conn. native, Pfc. Jared Nelson, a cavalry scout assigned to 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, competes with other Ironhorse Soldiers the Excellence in Competition April 17 at Fort Hood, Texas. The top 10 percent in the EIC will receive the Army Certificate of Achievement as well as the bronze EIC badge for rifle and pistol marksmanship. (Photo by Pfc. Paige Pendleton, 1BCT, 1st Cav Div Public Affairs)

    Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Willington, Conn. native, Pfc. Jared Nelson, a cavalry scout assigned to 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, competes with other Ironhorse Soldiers the Excellence in Competition April...

  • Rio Vista, Calif. native, Spc. John Wemple, an infantryman assigned to 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, loads a magazine into his M4 rifle during the Excellence in Competition April 17, at Fort Hood, Texas. Along with the search for the best Ironhorse marksmen, the EIC also served to bring focus back to quality marksmanship, explaind Staff Sgt. Alfred Dickens, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle master gunner assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop "Hammer," 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (Photo by Pfc. Paige Pendleton, 1BCT, 1st Cav Div Public Affairs)

    Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Rio Vista, Calif. native, Spc. John Wemple, an infantryman assigned to 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, loads a magazine into his M4 rifle during the Excellence in Competition...

  • Concord N.H. native, Cpl. David Dwyer, Jr., a tank gunner assigned to 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participates in the Excellence in Competition marksmanship contest April 17 at Fort Hood, Texas. EIC Contestants competed with rifles and pistols as well as for recommendations for sniper school. (Photo by Pfc. Paige Pendleton, 1BCT, 1st Cav Div Public Affairs)

    Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Concord N.H. native, Cpl. David Dwyer, Jr., a tank gunner assigned to 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participates in the Excellence in Competition marksmanship contest April 17...

  • Willington, Conn. native, Pfc. Jared Nelson (left), a cavalry scout, and Rio Vista, Calif. native, Spc. John Wemple (right), an infantryman, both assigned to 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, load magazines during the Excellence in Competition marksmanship contest April 17 at Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Pfc. Paige Pendleton, 1BCT, 1st Cav Div Public Affairs)

    Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Willington, Conn. native, Pfc. Jared Nelson (left), a cavalry scout, and Rio Vista, Calif. native, Spc. John Wemple (right), an infantryman, both assigned to 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry...

  • Concord, N.H. native, Cpl. David Dwyer, Jr., a tank gunner assigned to 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division retrieves his target during the Excellence in Competition marksmanship contest April 17 at Fort Hood, Texas. Ironhorse Soldiers in the top 10 percent of the competition will receive the Army Certificate of Achievement as well as the Excellence in Competition badge marksmanship (bronze). (Photo by Pfc. Paige Pendleton, 1BCT, 1st Cav Div Public Affairs)

    Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Concord, N.H. native, Cpl. David Dwyer, Jr., a tank gunner assigned to 2nd "Stallion" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division retrieves his target during the Excellence in Competition marksmanship...

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