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Sd1Mlltllsdl Gmuend,

Vol. 11, No. 11

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Friday, Novenlbet 14, 1975

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Kung Fu flgltlag ••• "8 I ··(: ·:

Warrlon clalJenge ••• •·..... 4
Jam Masten on top ·••• Pg I
Brigade sports outlook.••• l'fl• 7&8
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GIANT

Friday, No¥e.,ibet

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1975

gather to fest their slcllls .~ .f·:
earn ci badge of distinction

'Warriors':

HEILBRONN-TM four tribes of the 2d Bit• llhe, ind his test~ ~t up~ ch1llen,glng Ind
talion, 4th Infantry gathered at training arH • smootll · operating El B course. PntP1r1tlon
five here
~ 3 to test the lndlvlc:tuat began ttlree months 9g0 for the first of two EIB
expet'ttseofttlemodem-day-NlrrkJr." ·
~ t.G.la!t elv,n tNa .,.... Classes..,.. sn1.Uie the trlt. rlwal o f ~ ,at, the; came " ' " end lf..i "' IN ~ wt1o . . , . tNft
toteslllllhe'W'C)ungmento-wNchcaulctewn
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tM Ndle of dlStlftctloft, \tie· E11119rt 1nfant'Y." .. :IKts..:
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men's Badge (EIBJ. n..£19 Is a.,.. ~JIJ.
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tary test wllicb ._. U. pmfidency 11 •
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ladhiidulll aad • el a. ur1lt. tt measul'9S the .
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It lstheonly_testofltsklncllnU.Army:
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l.auNIICe G. Moses, 2-4111 commllllldll,
The Ell Is not 11n wy bldge for...,whlcll tQ prolldty pcCWIIIWl lilBs to 30 of U. 225 P1rtld-

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qualify. Before 1111 lndh,ldual ~ even take the
different skfflecl a.ts, lie mllll (I) fire e1q11rt
with his lndlvldual weepon, (2' score .400 or
better on the corn!Mt PT lest. and (3) fore•
march 12 miles la less than three~ wlllle

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-arina full comi.t gear•

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the war,tors ti
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Ml' lllldlers 1"e EIB test Is cert1lnly a benelldll
teaming experience.
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Instead of the tomahawk throw, or pl'9Crslon
archery, the EIB encompasses the combat skill
of today's soldier. The EIB candidates must
master 19 different SUbJect - . which Include
all battlefield survival techniques. The t9 sta·
tlons are subdivided Into 78 performance test&.
The soldier must be prlPlred to take Ill of
these. Forty.two tests a re randomly wle<c:ted
and he mm pass all 42 to receive the El B.
The " Warriors" wlMing U. EIB proved
themselves compet.nt and proficient with• rlety of wnpons including ttle M-16 or the .6
cal. plstol, grenade, land mines; the «I-mtIiime-

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~IB wi11ners

ter grenade l.uncher; the 66-mlUlmetel' JJeM

antitank weapon; and demolitions.
Apart from combat sklNs, the soldiers must
also hhe tun c.ornrnancl of91nen1 •bfetts slii:11
as gulf'd d\11!¥, land nwlptlon, Ille Gtfleva Canvention, general orders. fir5t-aid, and field 11\'glene. All of 111ese Sltuts Mid 1bllltles.
mandator, for the El B, are needed ID flgtit lflCI
survive In modern warfare.
One test area Is the land navigation st.aloft.
First, U. men ar. gr1dtd on ttlefr use of compass and map. If they PHS. the candidates must
demonstrate their proficiency In both a day and
night COfflPISSC-N,
The Project Officer' C.aln Rlcllard y. w.t-

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