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Sgt. Jake McCann of St. Paul, Minn., applies a tourniquet to a simulated wound d

Red Bulls: Beyond proficient


CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Around 80 soldiers from the West St. Paul, Minn.,-based Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, are getting ready to earn the Expert Infantry Badge.

The EIB has been a trial for soldiers since it was created in 1943. Historically, only ten to fifteen percent of soldiers who start the EIB qualification test emerge with the EIB at the end of the multiday evaluation.

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