EXPERT FIELD MEDICAL BADGE





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The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade, hosts this year’s U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge competition taking place in March 2015 at the Grafenwoehr training area. More than 180 candidates from U.S. forces in Europe including 11 multinational participants from United Kingdom and Germany are competing in the five-day challenge.

The test is a rigorous evaluation of mental and physical skills and earning the badge requires a high degree of ability and focus. Passing rates range from 5-25 percent, making the EFMB a distinctive mark in a Soldier's records. The EFMB also provides multinational and U.S. service members the opportunity to train together and to gain a greater understanding of their abilities while building more competent and confident Soldiers.

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EFMB 2015

Photos: Ruckmarch and EFMB Graduation

Photos from the last part of the EFMB certification; the ruck march; and the 2015 EFMB Graduation.
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Age has no limit at EFMB

VILSECK, Germany - Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom.
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Strong bonds: married medics unite for EFMB

VILSECK, Germany - Ashley and Grant Restuccio are a long way from where their relationship started at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and they've embarked on the most unique "honeymoon" imaginable. As they begin their marriage journey the Army couple is also competing side-by-side to earn the Army's coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.
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Allies stitch together premier medical training event

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.
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Mending the alliance: 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

MIESAU, Germany - It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.
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Photos: EFMB Train Up

Photo album of Soldiers training for the upcoming EFMB testing in Grafenwoehr.
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Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Five inches of snow on the ground, freezing temperatures and a northern wind did not stop four Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group-East to train for the Expert Field Medical Badge validation course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 6, before they head to Grafenwoehr, Germany for the EFMB competition.
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Medical battalion conducts tactical deployment to support EFMB

VILSEK, Germany -- Talk about an early wake-up call - 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Soldiers from Headquarters, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), received an "alert to deploy" to conduct Expert Field Medical Badge operations in Vilsek, Germany - more than 460 km from their Baumholder home.
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U.S. Army Europe's Medical Brigade trains future expert field medics

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 30th Medical Brigade conducted an exercise Jan. 12-15 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area to provide Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade Headquarters, 212th Combat Support Hospital, or 212th CSH, and 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), also known as the 421st MMB, with hands-on training to prepare themselves for the intensity and intricacies of the upcoming U.S. Army in Europe Expert Field Medic Badge, USAREUR EFMB, competition in March.
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Check out the EFMB daily standings throughout the Expert Field Medical Badge competition to see how the competitors are doing.

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