2nd Battalion Soldiers stand in Formation to receive Expert Infantry Badge during Ceremony in Arta, Djibouti
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, set out to complete testing designed to push their physical and mental limits and demonstrate proficiency in their skills.
For U.S. Army infantrymen, earning the Expert Infantryman Badge is a critical step in their profession of arms. With it, they demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their tools and the skills necessary to apply them.
In the African context, sports’ has the ability to create national pride yet it also has the ability to unite - crossing nationalism, ethnicity, race, and religion and clan systems. When two groups from different cultures engage in sports, it is as much a cultural exchange as it is a competition.
More than 30 Soldiers from the 2/16th Infantry Battalion and several joint service members from Camp Lemonnier attended a French desert survival combat course Sept. 22 to Oct. 2 in the Grand Bara desert.
Soldiers from the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team taught Soldiers from the 2/16th Infantry Battalion crucial skills during a field sanitation course during the month of August, here.