Earning the EIB

By Sgt. Susan WiltSeptember 25, 2008

Spc. Chad Truelove, a Dimone, Iowa, native, listens to an instructor at the Expert Infantryman Badge train-up for instructions at the hand grenade lane on Sept 16. Truelove, a Paratrooper from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, had to identify the different types of hand grenades as well as throw several hand grenades within five meters from a target.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Chad Truelove, a Dimone, Iowa, native, listens to an instructor at the Expert Infantryman Badge train-up for instructions at the hand grenade lane on Sept 16. Truelove, a Paratrooper from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, had to identify the different types of hand grenades as well as throw several hand grenades within five meters from a target. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Susan Wilt) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Enzio Goeble, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, looks through a set of binoculars to help him prepare a Range Card for an M240B Machine Gun during the train- up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on Sept. 16.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Enzio Goeble, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, looks through a set of binoculars to help him prepare a Range Card for an M240B Machine Gun during the train- up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on Sept. 16. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Susan Wilt) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Matthew Young, a Winston Salem, N.C. native with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices moving under direct fire during the train- up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on Sept. 16.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Matthew Young, a Winston Salem, N.C. native with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practices moving under direct fire during the train- up for the Expert Infantryman Badge on Sept. 16. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Susan Wilt) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Joseph McCain (left), of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, disassembles an M240B machine gun while grader Sgt. Stan Roberson looks on during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Joseph McCain (left), of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, disassembles an M240B machine gun while grader Sgt. Stan Roberson looks on during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
EIB candidates look on while Spc. Benjamin Bishop (foreground), of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, currently attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, uses a mannequin to demonstrate the proper way to bandage a casualty during training for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – EIB candidates look on while Spc. Benjamin Bishop (foreground), of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, currently attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, uses a mannequin to demonstrate the proper way to bandage a casualty during training for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Clayton, N.J. native Spc. David Bruce (left), of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, grades Seattle, Wash. native Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, with Army Materiel Command, as he performs the steps to operate an M136 AT4 anti-tank weapon during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Clayton, N.J. native Spc. David Bruce (left), of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, grades Seattle, Wash. native Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, with Army Materiel Command, as he performs the steps to operate an M136 AT4 anti-tank weapon during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15. (Photo Credit: Mike Pryor (82nd Airborne Division) VIEW ORIGINAL