• Sgt. Maj. Michael Torano, brigade operations sergeant major for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, briefs the rules of the Army physical fitness test to Expert Infantryman Badge candidates at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9, 2013. EIB testing begins with the APFT and ends with a 12-mile ruck march at the end of the week. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan A. Shaw)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Sgt. Maj. Michael Torano, brigade operations sergeant major for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, briefs the rules of the Army physical fitness test to Expert Infantryman Badge candidates at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9, 2013. EIB...

  • Spc. Collin J. Cirrone, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, smiles at his 1-year-old daughter, Limdley, as his wife, Candace, pins an Expert Infantryman Badge onto his uniform, June 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Cirrone was one of only 42 candidates out of an original 486 to earn the coveted badge after a week of events including an Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night land navigation, weapons employment, infantry skills testing lanes and a 12-mile road march. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Spc. Collin J. Cirrone, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, smiles at his 1-year-old daughter, Limdley, as his wife, Candace, pins an Expert Infantryman Badge onto his uniform, June 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • Sgt. Mathew L. Ward, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, operates a mock AT-4 during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the patrol lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After operating the AT-4 Ward was tested on his ability to throw training hand grenades. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Sgt. Mathew L. Ward, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, operates a mock AT-4 during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the patrol lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After operating the AT-4 Ward was tested...

  • Spc. Micah C. Wendt, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, treats a simulated leg injury during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the urban lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After treating the simulated casualty the Moscow, Idaho, native was tested on his ability to safely evacuate the casualty. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Spc. Micah C. Wendt, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, treats a simulated leg injury during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the urban lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After treating the simulated...

  • An infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team treats a simulated casualty during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the urban lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 480 paratroopers vied for the coveted badge, June 9-13. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    An infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team treats a simulated casualty during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the urban lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 480 paratroopers vied for the coveted badge...

  • Pfc. Connor J. Haste, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, approaches a notional enemy soldier during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the urban lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After searching the enemy prisoner of war the Franklin, Tenn., native was tested on his ability to provide first aid and evacuate a simulated casualty. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Pfc. Connor J. Haste, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, approaches a notional enemy soldier during Expert Infantryman Badge testing in the urban lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After searching the enemy...

  • Sgt. Cody T. Garcia, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, dons and clears his protective mask after responding to a simulated chemical attack during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After clearing his mask the Sacramento, Calif., native was tested on his ability to properly decontaminate himself and his weapon. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Sgt. Cody T. Garcia, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, dons and clears his protective mask after responding to a simulated chemical attack during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point...

  • Sgt. Cody T. Garcia, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, uses a protractor and map during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Garcia, a Sacramento, Calif., native, was one of 486 candidates who vied for the coveted badge, June 9-13. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Sgt. Cody T. Garcia, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, uses a protractor and map during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Garcia, a Sacramento...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Weise, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, looks through binoculars after firing blank rounds in a simulated enemy attack during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Weise, a native of Stone Mountain, Ga., was one of 486 candidates who vied for the coveted badge, June 9-13. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Weise, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, looks through binoculars after firing blank rounds in a simulated enemy attack during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Weise, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, uses a radio during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Weise, a native of Stone Mountain, Ga., was one of 486 candidates who vied for the coveted badge, June 9-13. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Weise, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, uses a radio during Expert Infantryman Badge testing on the traffic control point lane, June 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Weise, a native of...

  • A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team uses a lensatic compass to find his way to his next point during land navigation testing at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9, 2013. Land navigation is one of the seven major events that must be passed in order to earn the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan A. Shaw)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team uses a lensatic compass to find his way to his next point during land navigation testing at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9, 2013. Land navigation is one of the seven major events that...

  • Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team complete a 12-mile foot march in less than three hours during the final stage of Expert Infantryman Badge testing, June 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Forty-two candidates, each carrying up to 70 pounds of gear, completed the forced march to earn the coveted badge. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)

    42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team complete a 12-mile foot march in less than three hours during the final stage of Expert Infantryman Badge testing, June 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Forty-two candidates, each...

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