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U.S., Hungarian Troops Join Order of the Spur

U.S. and Hungarian soldiers vie for the chance to wear the cavalry's coveted silver spurs during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, May 30 - June 1, 2017. Army photos by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, conduct a spur ride with Hungarian troops in Tata, Hungary, May 31, 2017. Spur rides test soldiers on their reconnaissance and security knowledge, their ability to work as a team and an individual to fight through physical and mental challenges over the course of three days. 24 soldiers completed the spur ride, including 5 Hungarians, and earned the right to wear the cavalry's silver spurs. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, conduct a spur ride with Hungarian troops in Tata, Hungary, May 31, 2017. Spur rides test soldiers on their reconnaissance and security knowledge, their ability to work as a team and an individual to fight through physical and mental challenges ove ...More
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment takes part in a spur ride with Hungarian troops in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Participants are known as "shave tails," after the historic practice of assigning new cavalry troops to horses with shaved tails. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment takes part in a spur ride with Hungarian troops in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Participants are known as "shave tails," after the historic practice of assigning new cavalry troops to horses with shaved tails. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland ...More
A Hungarian soldier clears an obstacle during a spur ride with the U.S. Army's 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A Hungarian soldier clears an obstacle during a spur ride with the U.S. Army's 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, provides security during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary,  June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, provides security during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, navigate through tall grass during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, navigate through tall grass during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, struggle through tall grass during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, struggle through tall grass during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A Hungarian and U.S. soldier work together to cross a field in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A Hungarian and U.S. soldier work together to cross a field in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment supports a fellow soldier as he is awarded the silver spurs of the cavalry following a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017.  Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment supports a fellow soldier as he is awarded the silver spurs of the cavalry following a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, holds the legs of a newly inducted member of the Order of the Spur following a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, holds the legs of a newly inducted member of the Order of the Spur following a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
U.S. and Hungarian troops hold the front leaning rest during a spur ceremony in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. The U.S. troops are with Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
U.S. and Hungarian troops hold the front leaning rest during a spur ceremony in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. The U.S. troops are with Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Hungarian soldiers stand in formation with U.S. soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, during a spur ceremony in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Hungarian soldiers stand in formation with U.S. soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, during a spur ceremony in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, conduct a spur ride with Hungarian troops in Tata, Hungary, May 31, 2017. Spur rides test soldiers on their reconnaissance and security knowledge, their ability to work as a team and an individual to fight through physical and mental challenges over the course of three days. 24 soldiers completed the spur ride, including 5 Hungarians, and earned the right to wear the cavalry's silver spurs. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment takes part in a spur ride with Hungarian troops in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Participants are known as "shave tails," after the historic practice of assigning new cavalry troops to horses with shaved tails. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A Hungarian soldier clears an obstacle during a spur ride with the U.S. Army's 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, provides security during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary,  June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, navigate through tall grass during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, struggle through tall grass during a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A Hungarian and U.S. soldier work together to cross a field in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment supports a fellow soldier as he is awarded the silver spurs of the cavalry following a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017.  Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
A soldier assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, holds the legs of a newly inducted member of the Order of the Spur following a spur ride in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
U.S. and Hungarian troops hold the front leaning rest during a spur ceremony in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. The U.S. troops are with Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland
Hungarian soldiers stand in formation with U.S. soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, during a spur ceremony in Tata, Hungary, June 1, 2017. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland