Gold, silver or bronze: Soldiers and Airmen interweave training into earning coveted badge
Sgt. 1st Class Fabian Balarezo, an Army Reserve Soldier assigned to the Regional Training Site – Maintenance Fort Hood, maintains a steady pace as he wears a 33 lbs ruck suck during the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge 12-kilometer ruck march. Balarezo was one of more than 75 Soldiers and Airmen who strived to earn the badge for military proficiency. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Emily Anderson, 80th Training Command)