GAFPB: A powerful symbol that's more than a badge
230829-A-JJ835-5974.JPG Photo By: Maj. Joshua Frye

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - German Army Sgt. Timo Bienwald, left, a soldier assigned to the Federal Republic of Germany’s Defense Attaché staff serves as range safety and grader, Aug. 29, 2023 in Quantico, Va. The Defense Attaché staff of the Federal Republic of Germany officiated a German Armed Forces Badge (GAFPB) event hosted by the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 29-30, 2023. The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is a German military award similar to the U.S. Army’s Expert Soldier Badge and consists of knowledge and skills-based tasks, a physical fitness test, pistol marksmanship, a swim event, and a ruck march. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Joshua Frye)


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