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Defenders take on allied nation's test

Master Sgt. Christopher Long, 47th Security Forces Squadron logistics and resources superintendent, holds a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. “This was a great opportunity for our defenders to broaden their horizon and participate in activities outside their scope and challenge their abilities,” said Long. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Master Sgt. Christopher Long, 47th Security Forces Squadron logistics and resources superintendent, holds a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. “This was a great opportunity for our defenders to broaden their horizon and participate in activities outside their scope and challenge their abilities,” said Long. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Staff Sgt. James Shanahan, a 47th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, jumps into a pool at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. A total of 11 defenders volunteered for the pre-qualification stages to earn the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Staff Sgt. James Shanahan, a 47th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, jumps into a pool at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. A total of 11 defenders volunteered for the pre-qualification stages to earn the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Airman 1st Class Marc Cisneros, a 47th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, performs a chin-up at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. One component of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency qualification test is being able to hold a chin up for more than 60 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Airman 1st Class Marc Cisneros, a 47th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, performs a chin-up at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. One component of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency qualification test is being able to hold a chin up for more than 60 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Airman 1st Class Marc Cisneros, a 47th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, prepares to run at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency qualification consists of a multi-phase test which includes an aquatics performance portion, German physical test, a 12-kilometer ruck march, CBRN and combat life saver test. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Airman 1st Class Marc Cisneros, a 47th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, prepares to run at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency qualification consists of a multi-phase test which includes an aquatics performance portion, German physical test, a 12-kilometer ruck march, CBRN and combat life saver test. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Master Sgt. Christopher Long, 47th Security Forces Squadron logistics and resources superintendent, holds a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019. “This was a great opportunity for our defenders to broaden their horizon and participate in activities outside their scope and challenge their abilities,” said Long. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)