Spur ride

US Army soldiers (L-R) Specialist Brian Sanchez, First Lieutenant Matt Stockton, Sergeant First Class Julius McNeil, Captain Benjamin Jackson, Staff Sergeant Anthony Lewis, and Private First Class Armando Martinez prepare to move between field exercises while on a 24 hour Cavalry "Spur Ride" for members of the US Army's 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Drum, New York. The "Spur Ride" is a voluntary rite of passage where members of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000126141142" title="U.S. Army" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/defense/u.s.-army-ORGOV0000126141142.topic">U.S. Army</a> Cavalry perform several physical tests utilizing their Army training and physical fitness while learning the history of the unit. This "Spur Ride" is the first for the unit in three years and comes shortly before deployment to Afghanistan.
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( Reuters photo / October 1, 2010 )

US Army soldiers (L-R) Specialist Brian Sanchez, First Lieutenant Matt Stockton, Sergeant First Class Julius McNeil, Captain Benjamin Jackson, Staff Sergeant Anthony Lewis, and Private First Class Armando Martinez prepare to move between field exercises while on a 24 hour Cavalry "Spur Ride" for members of the US Army's 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Drum, New York. The "Spur Ride" is a voluntary rite of passage where members of the U.S. Army Cavalry perform several physical tests utilizing their Army training and physical fitness while learning the history of the unit. This "Spur Ride" is the first for the unit in three years and comes shortly before deployment to Afghanistan.

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