A Polish tank pulls security during their multinational field exercise as part of Defender Europe 2022, Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, May 15, 2022. Defender Europe 22 is a series of U.S. Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercises in Eastern Europe. The exercise demonstrates U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s ability to conduct large-scale ground combat operations across multiple theaters supporting NATO. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew Greenwood)
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NATO Forces Work Together

A Polish tank pulls security during their multinational field exercise as part of Defender Europe 2022, Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, May 15, 2022. Defender Europe 22 is a series of U.S. Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercises in Eastern Europe. The exercise demonstrates U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s ability to conduct large-scale ground combat operations across multiple theaters supporting NATO. [Read More …]

Army Reserve Spc. Hallie Koches, assigned to the 78th Army Band, preforms a hand-over-hand obstacle on the Confidence Cource during the Army Reserve Best Squad Competition, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, on May 15, 2022. Approximately 40 soldiers from across the nation traveled to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to compete in the 2022 U.S. Best Squad Competition from May 14-21, 2022 BWBSC is an annual competition that brings together the best Soldiers and squads from across the U.S. Army Reserve to earn the title of “Best Warrior” and “Best Squad” among their peers. Competitors are evaluated on their individual and collective ability to adapt to and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focus events that test their technical and tactical abilities under stress and extreme fatigue. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Pfc. Jason Palacios)
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Army Reserve Best Squad Competition 2022

Army Reserve Spc. Hallie Koches, assigned to the 78th Army Band, preforms a hand-over-hand obstacle on the Confidence Cource during the Army Reserve Best Squad Competition, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, on May 15, 2022. Approximately 40 soldiers from across the nation traveled to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to compete in the 2022 U.S. Best Squad Competition from May 14-21, 2022 BWBSC [Read More …]

U.S. Army soldiers from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment conducts a water obstacle course with French soldiers at Camp Papeari Tahiti, French Polynesia, May 11, 2022, during Marara 22. Marara 22 is a multinational training exercise which enhances combined interoperability between the U.S. military and France’s Combined Joint Task Force Headquarters in French Polynesia. Through exercises and engagements, improve our ability to work together with our allies and partners and build on our collective strengths. (U.S. Army Photos by Master Sgt. Shelia L. Cooper, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)
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U.S. Army and French Soldiers Participate in Marara 22

U.S. Army soldiers from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment conducts a water obstacle course with French soldiers at Camp Papeari Tahiti, French Polynesia, May 11, 2022, during Marara 22. Marara 22 is a multinational training exercise which enhances combined interoperability between the U.S. military and France’s Combined Joint Task Force Headquarters in French Polynesia. Through exercises and engagements, improve [Read More …]

A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
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Ready First Hosts Spur Ride

A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who [Read More …]

A student learning use shields and batons blocks a fire cocktail during Operation Tradewinds 2022 in Belmopan, Belize on May 11, 2022. Instructor are teaching their students how to react quickly when fire is used against them during crowd control operations (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson).
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Partner Nations Gain Confidence in Riot Shields

A student learning use shields and batons blocks a fire cocktail during Operation Tradewinds 2022 in Belmopan, Belize on May 11, 2022. Instructor are teaching their students how to react quickly when fire is used against them during crowd control operations (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson).

Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division arrive to Camp Humphreys for the final assessment of the competition, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, May 4, 2022. Soldiers participated in the competition using basic soldiering skills in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons and tactical operations throughout the course. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Oscar Toscano)
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Best Warrior Competition

Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division arrive to Camp Humphreys for the final assessment of the competition, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, May 4, 2022. Soldiers participated in the competition using basic soldiering skills in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons and tactical operations throughout the course. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Oscar Toscano)

Fort Drum, N.Y. - 10th Mountain Division soldier rappels out of a helicopter during an Air Assault course on Fort Drum, New York, April 28, 2022. This is the final component each soldier has been working towards in this two week long training course. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeremy Hill)
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Air Assault Course

Fort Drum, N.Y. – 10th Mountain Division soldier rappels out of a helicopter during an Air Assault course on Fort Drum, New York, April 28, 2022. This is the final component each soldier has been working towards in this two week long training course. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeremy Hill)

U.S. Army Soldiers drag a skid litter during a physical training exercise for the Army's Best Competition. Twenty-two two-Soldier teams from all around the world traveled to Fort Hood, Texas to compete in the finals to be named the Army’s Best Medic. The competition is a 72-hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgment while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Herman)
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2022 Army Best Medic Competition

U.S. Army Soldiers drag a skid litter during a physical training exercise for the Army’s Best Competition. Twenty-two two-Soldier teams from all around the world traveled to Fort Hood, Texas to compete in the finals to be named the Army’s Best Medic. The competition is a 72-hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment acting as opposing forces during Allied Spirit 22 maneuver M113A3 armored personnel carriers in Hohenfels, Training Area, Germany Jan. 25, 2022. Allied Spirit is a United States Army Europe-Africa directed, 7th Army Training Command conducted, Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted training exercise for the Latvian 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade from Jan. 11, 2022 to Feb. 5, 2022. The exercise will develop and enhance NATO and key part\ner interoperability and readiness across specified warfighting functions. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathaniel Gayle) Allied Spirit is a United States Army Europe-Africa directed, 7th Army Training Command conducted, Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted training exercise for the Latvian 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade from Jan. 11, 2022 to Feb. 5, 2022. The exercise will develop and enhance NATO and key partner interoperability and readiness across specified warfighting functions. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathaniel Gayle)
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Allied Spirit 22

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment acting as opposing forces during Allied Spirit 22 maneuver M113A3 armored personnel carriers in Hohenfels, Training Area, Germany Jan. 25, 2022. Allied Spirit is a United States Army Europe-Africa directed, 7th Army Training Command conducted, Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted training exercise for the Latvian 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade from [Read More …]