A Soldier with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment looks through the optic device of the Drone Defender V2 during Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2020. The Drone Defender V2 is an electronic warfare weapon that is capable of downing and disabling a small Unmanned Aircraft System, also known as a drone. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Sirrina Martinez)
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Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment conduct Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training

A Soldier with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment looks through the optic device of the Drone Defender V2 during Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2020. The Drone Defender V2 is an electronic warfare weapon that is capable of downing and disabling a small Unmanned Aircraft System, also known as a drone. (U.S. [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers move positions during the M240B support by fire training portion of the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course hosted by the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 254th Regional Training Institute on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept 22, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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Infantry Advanced Leaders Course M240B training

U.S. Army Soldiers move positions during the M240B support by fire training portion of the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course hosted by the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 254th Regional Training Institute on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept 22, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade departs Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, Sep. 17, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)
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Katterbach Army Airfield

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade departs Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, Sep. 17, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)

Soldiers participate in a Spur Ride hosted by 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Sept. 6, 2020. The, “Order of the Spur,” is a long-standing, U.S. Army Cavalry tradition that Troopers may join after passing evaluations set by the command or by serving in combat with a Cavalry unit. The Spur Ride is the culminating event of the Order’s evaluation sequence. Traditionally, Troopers receive spurs from a sponsor and become Master Spur Holders upon gaining both silver and gold spurs. In some units, gold spurs are awarded for combat inductions while silver spurs represent completion of the Spur Ride. Within the tradition, spurs hold similar prestige for the Cavalry as the Expert Infantryman Badge holds for U.S. Army Infantry. (U.S. Army National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
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Spur Ride for Vermont’s Cavalry

Soldiers participate in a Spur Ride hosted by 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Sept. 6, 2020. The, “Order of the Spur,” is a long-standing, U.S. Army Cavalry tradition that Troopers may join after passing evaluations set by the command [Read More …]

An Extended Range / Multipurpose (ER/MP) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), returns from functional testing during Project Convergence 20, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, September 15, 2020. The ER/MP AUS autonomous weapons systems have the capacity to carry multiple payloads while delivering precise attacks against eneny forces, potentially preventing the necessity of ground force prescence. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jovian Siders, 92nd Combat Camera Company.)
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Project Convergence 20, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

An Extended Range / Multipurpose (ER/MP) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), returns from functional testing during Project Convergence 20, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, September 15, 2020. The ER/MP AUS autonomous weapons systems have the capacity to carry multiple payloads while delivering precise attacks against eneny forces, potentially preventing the necessity of ground force prescence. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jovian [Read More …]

An unmanned ground vehicle equppied with a high-grade camera, is prepared to go on a test run during the Project Convergence capstone event at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, Aug. 11 – Sept. 18, 2020. Project Convergence is the Army’s campaign of learning to aggressively advance solutions in the areas of people, weapons systems, command and control, information, and terrain; and integrate the Army’s contributions to Joint All Domain Operations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Carlos Cuebas Fantauzzi, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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Project Convergence capstone event at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

An unmanned ground vehicle equppied with a high-grade camera, is prepared to go on a test run during the Project Convergence capstone event at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, Aug. 11 – Sept. 18, 2020. Project Convergence is the Army’s campaign of learning to aggressively advance solutions in the areas of people, weapons systems, command and control, information, and terrain; and [Read More …]

Soldiers from across the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii test their proficiency in basic infantry and Soldier tasks in the hopes of earning the Expert Infantryman Badge or the Expert Soldier Badge. The Expert Infantryman Badge is reserved for Soldiers possessing military occupational specialties of infantryman or special forces while the Expert Soldier Badge is open to the remainder of Soldiers aside from medics. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Sangster)
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25ID EIB/ ESB

Soldiers from across the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii test their proficiency in basic infantry and Soldier tasks in the hopes of earning the Expert Infantryman Badge or the Expert Soldier Badge. The Expert Infantryman Badge is reserved for Soldiers possessing military occupational specialties of infantryman or special forces while the Expert Soldier Badge is open to the [Read More …]

U.S. Navy SEALs prepare to launch a maritime boarding operation with the Lithuanian combat divers service, or KNT. The SEALs and the KNT worked together closely during Exercise Flaming Sword 20, Lithuania’s annual special operations exercise. Flaming Sword allows Lithuanian and allied special operations forces to practice countering hybrid threats while improving their ability to work together in times of crisis. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Rodney Walker)
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SEALs participate in Exercise Flaming Sword 20

U.S. Navy SEALs prepare to launch a maritime boarding operation with the Lithuanian combat divers service, or KNT. The SEALs and the KNT worked together closely during Exercise Flaming Sword 20, Lithuania’s annual special operations exercise. Flaming Sword allows Lithuanian and allied special operations forces to practice countering hybrid threats while improving their ability to work together in times of [Read More …]

1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division Soldiers stage Bradley Fighting Vehicles along a flight line as a C-17 aircraft lands near northeastern Syria Sept.19,2020. The vehicles will be used during operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR remains committed to working by, with and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael West)
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1-6 IN Bradley Fighting Vehicles in northeastern Syria

1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division Soldiers stage Bradley Fighting Vehicles along a flight line as a C-17 aircraft lands near northeastern Syria Sept.19,2020. The vehicles will be used during operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR remains committed to working by, with and through our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of [Read More …]