- The tradition of having to “earn your spurs” reaches back to the beginning of the Cavalry when green troopers arrived to their new cavalry units and were required to prove their proficiency and skills before they could earn the right to wear spurs with their uniform.
- The purpose of a Spouse Spur Ride is to build unit cohesion and learn more about what our Soldier heroes do each day while deployed ... and 'earn our spurs' as Cavalry spouses!
- ACU pants are not flattering on any female form.
|The Field Artillery gun ... the Paladin! Hooah!|
|No room for claustrophobia as a tank driver! And we didn't even close the hatch. God bless our Soldiers and their willingness to take on crazy jobs in defense of our country.|
|Aforementioned 'bad guy' on the ground. He was very poorly behaved and even reached for my weapon once. I got to use my big voice and yell, "On your knees!" He was a good sport.|
|Ready for the Warrior Skills Trainer|
|We're on a simulated convoy, armed and dangerous.|
|One group of the ladies who went through the Spur Ride. Our field artillery battalion spouses went through the Spur Ride with the BSB spouses. We had so much fun together!|
|And yes, we marched in formation, cadences and all!|
|Ready for the obstacle course!|
|We competed in teams of three ... our team lost 1st place by just 3 seconds!|
|We threw hand grenades (aka water balloons) at Rear Detachment Soldiers. The 'catch' was if they were able to catch your water balloon (instead of it exploding on them), they could return fire! So fun!|
|Low-crawling (sort of) through the Obstacle Course.|
|Some Red Leg spouses carrying their injured to safety. I love how the 'injured' is so happy! =)|
|The litter carry ... with a pregnant 'injured' spouse. We are hardcore.|
|Whole Group Photo ... we had over 200 spouses from 6 battalions from the Black Jack brigade.|
|Field Artillery Ladies (minus a few who had already headed home).|