Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Lemonnier

Task Force Bayonet has nearly 200 U.S. Army​ Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion 144th Infantry Regiment "Fourth Texas" and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division onboard Camp Lemonnier Djibouti​, Africa, are going through a rigorous training course to obtain the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB). The EIB is a coveted special skills badge that requires infantry Soldiers to pass a five-day evaluation that consists of an Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night land navigation, a 12-mile forced march, and 30 individual tasks covering weapons, medical, and security patrol skills. In an April 2016 EIB iteration at Camp Lemonnier, only 15 percent of candidates earned the badge. Best of luck to the Soldiers going into the testing rounds!

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