Lancer Soldier assembles shotgun during Expert Soldier and Expert Infantry Badge testing

By CourtesyOctober 31, 2019

Spc. Blake Blankenbeckler of Battle Company, 1-17 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and native of Pontiac, Ill. practices assembling a shotgun in freezing temperature during Expert Infantry and Expert Soldier Badge testing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct. 29, 2019.   "There's literally a sheet of frost on the table and the weapons are cold," said Blankenbeckler. "But that's what we do in the Infantry."
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Blake Blankenbeckler of Battle Company, 1-17 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and native of Pontiac, Ill. practices assembling a shotgun in freezing temperature during Expert Infantry and Expert Soldier Badge testing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct. 29, 2019. "There's literally a sheet of frost on the table and the weapons are cold," said Blankenbeckler. "But that's what we do in the Infantry." (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL