Spc. Christian Kerkado-Colon fires a M4 during a weapons qualification event at the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition. The competition was held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Samantha Tyler)
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Firing an M4

Spc. Christian Kerkado-Colon fires a M4 during a weapons qualification event at the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition. The competition was held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Samantha Tyler)

Staff Sgt. Richard Vetch reacts to a simulated chemical attack during the Mystery Event of AMC'S Best Warrior Competition. This was one of many events that challenged Soldiers during the AMC Best Warrior Competition, held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Eben Boothby)
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2021 AMC Best Warrior Competition

Staff Sgt. Richard Vetch reacts to a simulated chemical attack during the Mystery Event of AMC’S Best Warrior Competition. This was one of many events that challenged Soldiers during the AMC Best Warrior Competition, held from July 25-28, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Eben Boothby)

Green berets assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a series of High Altitude-Low Opening (HALO) airborne operations on Fort Campbell, KY, from July 27, 2021 to July 29, 2021. The 101st Airborne Division provided the aircrafts that were used during these events, to include: the UH-60 Black Hawk and the CH-47 Chinook. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brianna Joanne Henzon)
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5th SFG(A) HALO Jump Training

Green berets assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a series of High Altitude-Low Opening (HALO) airborne operations on Fort Campbell, KY, from July 27, 2021 to July 29, 2021. The 101st Airborne Division provided the aircrafts that were used during these events, to include: the UH-60 Black Hawk and the CH-47 Chinook. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. [Read More …]

Sgt. First Class Francisco Torres, a noncommissioned officer with First Army, participates in the low crawl portion of the Obstacle Course event during the first day of the 2021 Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Riley KS., Aug 2. Thirteen noncommissioned officers and twelve Soldiers are competing in a five-day competition representing the best in U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Riley, KS., Aug 2-6. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brandon Bruer, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)
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FORSCOM Best Warrior Competition 2021

Sgt. First Class Francisco Torres, a noncommissioned officer with First Army, participates in the low crawl portion of the Obstacle Course event during the first day of the 2021 Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Riley KS., Aug 2. Thirteen noncommissioned officers and twelve Soldiers are competing in a five-day competition representing the best in U.S. Army Forces Command [Read More …]

Officer Candidates drag simulated casualties utilizing the cradle drop drag method during a tactical combat casualty care training exercise at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, Niantic, Connecticut, July 14, 2021. Candidates are taught tactical combat casualty care techniques including the use of tourniquets, drags, carries and how to stop identify and dress wounds. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lucibello)
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Officer Candidate School Teaches Soldier Skills

Officer Candidates drag simulated casualties utilizing the cradle drop drag method during a tactical combat casualty care training exercise at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, Niantic, Connecticut, July 14, 2021. Candidates are taught tactical combat casualty care techniques including the use of tourniquets, drags, carries and how to stop identify and dress wounds. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lucibello)

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Michael Grabowski, a health care specialist assigned to the 141st Medical Company, 118th Medical Battalion, Connecticut Army National Guard, loosens the straps of a stretcher at the Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center, Middletown, Connecticut, June 17th, 2020. This soldier was a simulated casualty and was transported by stretcher by other soldiers of the 141st during a simualted casualty evacuation exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Lucibello)
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141st Medical Company, 118th Medical Battalion Health Care Specialists conduct training

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 141st Medical Company, 118th Medical Battalion, Connecticut Army National Guard, secure a simulated casualty to a stretcher at the Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center, Middletown, Connecticut, June 17th, 2020. In addition to wearing their Army Combat Uniforms, the soldiers of the 141st also wear Joint Service General Purpose Masks [Read More …]

From left to right, Australian Army Lance Cpl. Codey Merlino and Pvt. Thomas Ibbotson, both military police dog handlers with 1st Military Police Battalion, demonstrate the capabilities of the military working dog for His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor of Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, July 26, 2021. The Governor's role encompasses a wide range of important duties and responsibilities including Constitutional and legal - such as appointing Ministers of the Crown and summoning and dissolving Parliament. TS21 is a large-scale, bilateral military exercise conducted biennially across Northern Australia designed to enhance the U.S.-Australia alliance which is an anchor of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. Exercises like this provide effective and intense training to ensure the forces are capable, interoperable, responsive and combat-ready. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh)
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Talisman Sabre 21: The Governor of Queensland visits Lavarack Barracks

From left to right, Australian Army Lance Cpl. Codey Merlino and Pvt. Thomas Ibbotson, both military police dog handlers with 1st Military Police Battalion, demonstrate the capabilities of the military working dog for His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor of Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 [Read More …]

Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment conduct training with mortars at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 7. The soldiers hold the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 11C, Indirect Fire Infantrymen, whose primary job is to serve as a member of a mortar platoon. U.S. Army Photo by Kevin Clark
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Mortar Training at Fort McCoy

Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment conduct training with mortars at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 7. The soldiers hold the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 11C, Indirect Fire Infantrymen, whose primary job is to serve as a member of a mortar platoon. U.S. Army Photo by Kevin Clark

Sgt. Arturo Ramirez, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fires a M777 Howitzer during a live fire exercise, Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 22, 2021. The week long, multinational exercise included U.S., German, and Italian solders firing M777’s, PzH2000’s, and MLRS’ in various ranges throughout the training area. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Sterling Payne)
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2CR FAS Multinational Exercise

Sgt. Arturo Ramirez, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fires a M777 Howitzer during a live fire exercise, Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 22, 2021. The week long, multinational exercise included U.S., German, and Italian solders firing M777’s, PzH2000’s, and MLRS’ in various ranges throughout the training area. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Sterling [Read More …]

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) service members and Australian Defence Force military personnel commute to a rendezvous point aboard a U.S. Army MH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, July 17, 2021. This is the ninth iteration of Talisman Sabre, a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the U.S. involving more than 17,000 participants from seven nations. The month-long multi-domain exercise consists of a series of training events that reinforce the strong U.S./Australian alliance and demonstrate the U.S. military’s unwavering commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh)
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Talisman Sabre 21: US, Australian Forces Conduct Bilateral Fast Rope Training

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) service members and Australian Defence Force military personnel commute to a rendezvous point aboard a U.S. Army MH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, July 17, 2021. This is the ninth iteration of Talisman Sabre, a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the U.S. [Read More …]