• Spc. Brad Babb, a Butte, Mo., native from Company C, 1st Battalion 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices the  AT-4 firing and misfiring procedures during the Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on September 29. Preparing an AT-4 for firing and misfire procedures is one of the 32 tasks that the Paratroopers have to perform in order to get their EIB.

    1-325 Paratroopers Prepare for EIB

    Spc. Brad Babb, a Butte, Mo., native from Company C, 1st Battalion 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices the AT-4 firing and misfiring procedures during the Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on...

  • Sgt. Ty Lipe, a St. Louis, native uses a pine needle to aim a claymore mine during the train-up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. Lipe is from Company B, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division PAO)

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    Sgt. Ty Lipe, a St. Louis, native uses a pine needle to aim a claymore mine during the train-up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. Lipe is from Company B, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd...

  • Sgt. Ty Lipe, a St. Louis native, sets up a claymore mine during a practice run for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. Come test day Lipe will have to perform 32 tasks to receive his badge. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt

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    Sgt. Ty Lipe, a St. Louis native, sets up a claymore mine during a practice run for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. Come test day Lipe will have to perform 32 tasks to receive his badge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt

  • Spc. John Todoroff unrolls some firing wire for a claymore mine during a practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. Setting up and retrieving a claymore mine is just one of the 32 test that Todoroff will have to perform come test day.
 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

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    Spc. John Todoroff unrolls some firing wire for a claymore mine during a practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. Setting up and retrieving a claymore mine is just one of the 32 test that Todoroff will have to perform come test day...

  • Two Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division practice adjusting a target for indirect fire during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div.)

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    Two Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division practice adjusting a target for indirect fire during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. (U.S. Army photo by...

  • Spc. Oliver Burnsed, a grader for the Expert Infantryman Badge, helps prepare a Paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, for the EIB test day. The paratrooper is locating a target by shifting from a known point, which is one of the 32 tests that he'll have to perform come test day. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

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    Spc. Oliver Burnsed, a grader for the Expert Infantryman Badge, helps prepare a Paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, for the EIB test day. The paratrooper is locating a...

  • Pfc. James Durham, a Colorado native from Company D, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, receives a few pointers from his grader, Spc. Cody Poynter, a Los Angeles, La., native, during the Expert Infantryman Badge practice. Durham is learning how to prepare a range card for an M240B machine gun.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div PAO)

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    Pfc. James Durham, a Colorado native from Company D, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, receives a few pointers from his grader, Spc. Cody Poynter, a Los Angeles, La., native, during the Expert Infantryman Badge practice. Durham is...

  • Pfc. John Rumsey, a Tocoma, Wa., native from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, prepares a range card for the M240B machine gun during practice for the Expert Infantryman Bade September 29. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division PAO)

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    Pfc. John Rumsey, a Tocoma, Wa., native from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, prepares a range card for the M240B machine gun during practice for the Expert Infantryman Bade September 29...

  • Pfc. John Rumsey, a Tacoma, Wash., native from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division performs a functions check on an M240B machine gun during the Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on September 29. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

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    Pfc. John Rumsey, a Tacoma, Wash., native from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division performs a functions check on an M240B machine gun during the Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on September...

  • Spc. Christopher Zamudio, a Jacksonville, Fla., native from Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, practices giving himself a nerve agent antidote during a practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

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    Spc. Christopher Zamudio, a Jacksonville, Fla., native from Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, practices giving himself a nerve agent antidote during a practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge on...

  • Spc. Mike Segars, a Roanoke Rapids, N.C., native from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, performs a functions check on the M4 Carbine during a train-up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on September 29.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division PAO)

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    Spc. Mike Segars, a Roanoke Rapids, N.C., native from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, performs a functions check on the M4 Carbine during a train-up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on...

  • Sgt. Ty Lipe, a St. Louis native from Company B, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, wraps the firing wire for a claymore mine around a stake during the train up for the Expert Infantryman Badge September 29. Employing and retrieving the claymore mine is one of 32 tasks that the Paratroopers have to accomplish to receive their EIB.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Susan Wilt, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

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    Sgt. Ty Lipe, a St. Louis native from Company B, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, wraps the firing wire for a claymore mine around a stake during the train up for the Expert Infantryman...

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