2nd Lt. Chavez Earns 'True Blue' EIB

By Spc. John WeaverNovember 13, 2019

2nd Lt. Elena Chavez, an infantry officer from Kansas City, Missouri, assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, takes a moment with squad mates for one final review before the Expert Infantryman Badge adjust indirect fire lane at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 28, 2019. "We knew the tasks, we just had to not rush through it," Chavez said. "You train for an entire month, so you don't want to mess it up in the final hours. If you need to, stay out there and practice a couple extra reps to gain a little confidence and go in."
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 2nd Lt. Elena Chavez, an infantry officer from Kansas City, Missouri, assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, takes a moment with squad mates for one final review before the Expert Infantryman Badge adjust indirect fire lane at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 28, 2019. "We knew the tasks, we just had to not rush through it," Chavez said. "You train for an entire month, so you don't want to mess it up in the final hours. If you need to, stay out there and practice a couple extra reps to gain a little confidence and go in." (Photo Credit: Spc. John Weaver) VIEW ORIGINAL