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Schriever members strive to earn badge

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Sgt. Cody Stanton, Chosen 2/12 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division, infantryman briefs Schriever Airmen on the scoring for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The five Airmen participated in the event to earn the coveted Bundeswehr decoration. Upon completion, the Airmen are authorized to wear the decoration on their semi-formal uniform or mess dress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Sgt. Cody Stanton, Chosen 2/12 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division, infantryman briefs Schriever Airmen on the scoring for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The five Airmen participated in the event to earn the coveted Bundeswehr decoration. Upon completion, the Airmen are authorized to wear the decoration on their semi-formal uniform or mess dress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The gold, silver and bronze badges are displayed atFort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The badges are a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. Earned by German soldiers of all ranks, allied soldiers can also earn the badge, subject to nations' uniform regulations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The gold, silver and bronze badges are displayed atFort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The badges are a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. Earned by German soldiers of all ranks, allied soldiers can also earn the badge, subject to nations' uniform regulations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Second Lt. Ikenna Olelewe, 4th Space Operations Squadron, runs the 11X10 meter sprint test, the first of seven events for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.  The sprint test must be completed in 60 seconds (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Second Lt. Ikenna Olelewe, 4th Space Operations Squadron, runs the 11X10 meter sprint test, the first of seven events for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The sprint test must be completed in 60 seconds (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Capt. Zachary Ritter, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, initiates the flexed arm hang, the second of seven events for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. In the event, participants must hold themselves in the end position of a pullup, keeping their chin above the bar for longer than five seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Capt. Zachary Ritter, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, initiates the flexed arm hang, the second of seven events for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. In the event, participants must hold themselves in the end position of a pullup, keeping their chin above the bar for longer than five seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.— First Lt. Derek Materkoski, 1st Space Operations Squadron, pushes himself in the last few seconds of the flexed arm hang, the second event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. In addition to the arm hang, participants had to complete a 100-meter swim in full uniform, a 12-kilometer foot march and demonstrate pistol marksmanship. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.— First Lt. Derek Materkoski, 1st Space Operations Squadron, pushes himself in the last few seconds of the flexed arm hang, the second event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. In addition to the arm hang, participants had to complete a 100-meter swim in full uniform, a 12-kilometer foot march and demonstrate pistol marksmanship. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Service members begin the 1,000-meter run, the third event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. As part of the event, participants must complete the run within 6:30 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Service members begin the 1,000-meter run, the third event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. As part of the event, participants must complete the run within 6:30 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Staff Sgt. Kristian Mandujano, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, pushes himself in the final stretch of the 1,000-meter run, the third event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.All three events in the basic fitness test must be completed within  90 minutes. Minimum test requirements must be met, regardless of age or gender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Staff Sgt. Kristian Mandujano, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, pushes himself in the final stretch of the 1,000-meter run, the third event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge test at Fort Carson, Colorado, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.All three events in the basic fitness test must be completed within 90 minutes. Minimum test requirements must be met, regardless of age or gender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Five Schriever Airmen took up the challenge of attempting to earn the coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency badge. The three-day event took place Sept. 27-29, at Fort Carson, Colorado. Participants had to successfully complete seven events consisting of an 11X10 shuttle run, flexed arm hang, 1,000 meter run, 100-meter swim, pistol marksmanship, first aid demonstration, gas mask demonstration and a 12-kilometer foot march. 
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