3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and 20th Engineer Brigade Paratroopers conduct react to contact during rotation 21-04 on Fort Polk, La., Feb 8, 2021. The rotation serves to enhance the brigade and their supporting unit's deployment readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Levelev)
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3rd Brigade Panthers Conduct Defensive Operations

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and 20th Engineer Brigade Paratroopers conduct react to contact during rotation 21-04 on Fort Polk, La., Feb 8, 2021. The rotation serves to enhance the brigade and their supporting unit’s deployment readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Levelev)

A Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 21-03 student participates in cold-water immersion training Feb. 5, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
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Fort McCoy CWOC Class 21-03 Students Jump in for Cold-Water Immersion Training

A Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 21-03 student participates in cold-water immersion training Feb. 5, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers, with 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, secure an American Flag on their M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Jan. 21, 2021. The Soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. The CJTF remains committed to working by, with, and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jensen Guillory)
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Regional Training Site-Maintenance Staff, Students Conduct Ops in Snow at Fort McCoy

U.S. Soldiers, with 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, secure an American Flag on their M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, Jan. 21, 2021. The Soldiers are in Syria to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission. The CJTF remains committed to working [Read More …]

Paratroopers with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descend from the sky during an airfield-seizure operation at Donnelley Training Area, Alaska, Feb. 8, 2021, to kick off Exercise Arctic Warrior 21. Arctic Warrior 21 is a cold weather training event that incorporates airborne operations, situational training exercises, and live fire exercises, occurring at Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely and Richardson Training Area near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The exercise tests the ability of the Spartan Brigade to face a near peer threat and validate winter field training in an Arctic environment. (Army photo/John Pennell)
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Arctic Warrior 21 Tests Soldiers and Equipment in Extreme Cold Weather

Paratroopers with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, descend from the sky during an airfield-seizure operation at Donnelley Training Area, Alaska, Feb. 8, 2021, to kick off Exercise Arctic Warrior 21. Arctic Warrior 21 is a cold weather training event that incorporates airborne operations, situational training exercises, and live fire [Read More …]

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)
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Task Force 1-28 “Black Lions” Conduct EIB Qualification

Capt. Alastair Merkel, an infantry officer assigned to 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, pulls a stretcher during an Expert Infantry Badge assessment on Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 4, 2021. For this task, Soldiers have to provide care under fire and move the casualty to safety. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zoe Garbarino)

A Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 21-02 student participates in cold-water immersion training Jan. 15, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
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Cold-Weather Operations Course cCass 21-02 Training Operations at Fort McCoy

A Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 21-02 student participates in cold-water immersion training Jan. 15, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain [Read More …]

UK Cassino Troop Soldier from NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland shakes his head as he emerges from near-freezing water during a cold weather training course December 2020, near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth O. Bryson.)
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UK Troops Take Polar Plunge

UK Cassino Troop Soldier from NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland shakes his head as he emerges from near-freezing water during a cold weather training course December 2020, near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth O. Bryson.)

Sentinels participates in the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, January 28, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)
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NASA Day of Remembrance

Sentinels participates in the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, January 28, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)