U.S. Soldiers Qualify for German Marksmanship Badge on Kandahar Airfield

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Maia, center, gives a safety briefing before the Schützenschnur qualification range on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014. Maia is assigned to 1st Infantry Division's Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade. The Schützenschnur, which can be worn on a U.S. Army uniform, is the marksmanship badge for Germany's armed forces. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer
  • German Army Lt. Christopher Achterkamp, right, briefs about the German G36 rifle during the Schützenschnur qualification range on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014. Achterkamp is assigned to the 1st NATO Signal Battalion.  U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer
  • U.S. Army Spc. Amanda Luna fires a German G36 rifle during the Schützenschnur qualification range on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014. Luna is assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer
  • A U.S. soldier, left, looks over her target with a German army soldier after firing a German G36 rifle during the Schützenschnur qualification range on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer
  • German Army Lt. Christopher Achterkamp, center, instructs U.S. soldiers about the German G36 rifle during a Schützenschnur qualification range on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014. Achterkamp is assigned to the 1st NATO Signal Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer
  • U.S. Army Spc. Amanda Luna, third from left, and other U.S. soldiers work on ammunition detail during the Schützenschnur qualification range on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014. Luna is assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer