A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to the 529th Military Police Company, takes aim with a M2 machine gun using an Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Feb. 20, 2020. The EST provides Soldiers with the opportunity to increase their marksmanship proficiency on a wide array of dismounted and crew served weapons systems with virtual fire scenarios and pop-up targets. (U.S. Army photo by Davide Dalla Massara)
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Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) and Call For Fire Trainer system (CFFT) at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to the 529th Military Police Company, takes aim with a M2 machine gun using an Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Feb. 20, 2020. The EST provides Soldiers with the opportunity to increase their marksmanship proficiency on a wide array of dismounted and crew served weapons systems with virtual fire scenarios [Read More …]

U.S Army soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., scan for enemy forces during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the national Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brooke Davis, Operations Group, National Training Center)
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1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., scan for enemy forces during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04

U.S Army soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., scan for enemy forces during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the national Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future [Read More …]

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform sling load procedures Nov. 11, 2019, Fort Campbell, Ky. Maintaining air assault proficiency is vital to being a part of the Army's premier air assault division.
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Air Assault Mission

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform sling load procedures Nov. 11, 2019, Fort Campbell, Ky. Maintaining air assault proficiency is vital to being a part of the Army’s premier air assault division.

U.S. Army Spc. Anthony Valdez, an M-1 Armor Crewman, assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, drives an M-1 A2 Abrams tank off of the ARC Endurance and onto the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on Feb. 20th, officially operating the first piece of U.S. shipped equipment that will be used in Defender Europe 20. The ARC Endurance is the first vessel to bring military equipment to Europe in support of the Defender Europe 20 exercise, which is the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years. (US Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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US Army equipment arrives in Europe

U.S. Army Spc. Anthony Valdez, an M-1 Armor Crewman, assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, drives an M-1 A2 Abrams tank off of the ARC Endurance and onto the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on Feb. 20th, officially operating the first piece of U.S. shipped equipment that will be used in [Read More …]

U.S Army soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., engage simulated enemy forces during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the national Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brooke Davis, Operations Group, National Training Center)
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1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., move toward enemy forces during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the national Training Center (NTC)

U.S Army soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., engage simulated enemy forces during Decisive Action Rotation 20-04 at the national Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future [Read More …]

A Romanian Soldier, assigned to the Black Bats, 228th Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Mountain Troop Brigade, closes the door of Tarpan Honker multi purpose vehicle, during the Polish Army's 15th Mechanized Brigade’s Praetorian Course, a 3 day course that teaches techniques for basic VIP protection, close quarter individual protection, non-tactical movement in an urban area, and individual security planning, in support of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland in Gizycko, Poland, Feb. 19, 2020. NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence consists of four battalion-sized battle groups deploying on a persistent rotational basis to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to demonstrate the alliance’s determination and ability to act as one in response to any aggression against its members. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Timothy Hamlin)
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NATO Battle Group Poland Soldiers complete Polish Army VIP protection training during eFP

A Romanian Soldier, assigned to the Black Bats, 228th Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Mountain Troop Brigade, closes the door of Tarpan Honker multi purpose vehicle, during the Polish Army’s 15th Mechanized Brigade’s Praetorian Course, a 3 day course that teaches techniques for basic VIP protection, close quarter individual protection, non-tactical movement in an urban area, and individual security planning, in [Read More …]

A Cold Weather Orientation Course 20-002 student snowshoes into the mountains while pulling a loaded ahkio sled at the Northern Warfare Training Center’s Black Rapids Training Site Feb. 11, 2020. CWOC instruction exposes senior leaders to extreme cold weather operations and standards. Topics covered include characteristics of cold weather environments; effects of cold on personnel, materiel and operations; clothing and equipment requirements; medical considerations and cold weather injury management. (Army photo/John Pennell)
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Cold Weather Orientation Course

A Cold Weather Orientation Course 20-002 student snowshoes into the mountains while pulling a loaded ahkio sled at the Northern Warfare Training Center’s Black Rapids Training Site Feb. 11, 2020. CWOC instruction exposes senior leaders to extreme cold weather operations and standards. Topics covered include characteristics of cold weather environments; effects of cold on personnel, materiel and operations; clothing and [Read More …]

U.S. special operations service members conduct combat operations in support of Operation Resolute Support in Southeast Afghanistan, March 2019. RS is a NATO-led mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and institutions. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jaerett Engeseth)
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Afghanistan Combat Operations 2019

U.S. special operations service members conduct combat operations in support of Operation Resolute Support in Southeast Afghanistan, March 2019. RS is a NATO-led mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and institutions. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jaerett Engeseth)

Containers and vehicles await transportation on commercial ships to Europe in support of DEFENDER-Europe 20 February 18, 2020 at the Port of Beaumont, Texas. DEFENDER_Europe 20 will exercise the deployment of a division-size combat-credible force from the United States to Europe, the drawing of equipment and the movement of personnel and equipment across the theater to various training areas. U.S. Army photo/Kimberly Spinner)
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Port of Beaumont gears up for DEFENDER-Europe 20 support

Containers and vehicles await transportation on commercial ships to Europe in support of DEFENDER-Europe 20 February 18, 2020 at the Port of Beaumont, Texas. DEFENDER_Europe 20 will exercise the deployment of a division-size combat-credible force from the United States to Europe, the drawing of equipment and the movement of personnel and equipment across the theater to various training areas. U.S. [Read More …]

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, both assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and Marines from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare military equipment and vehicles Feb. 17, 2020, at Chuk Samet, Thailand. Over 700 vehicles, containers and pieces of equipment were offloaded from Maritime Sealift Command M/V Cape Hudson (T-AKR 5066) in support of exercise Cobra Gold 20 and movements aligning with U.S. Army Pacific's program, "Pacific Pathways," in explaining Army's engagement in the Pacific region.
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Cape Hudson Offloading

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, both assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and Marines from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare military equipment and vehicles Feb. 17, 2020, at Chuk Samet, Thailand. Over 700 vehicles, containers and pieces of equipment were offloaded from Maritime Sealift Command M/V Cape Hudson (T-AKR [Read More …]