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 …]

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), use and fire a M3E1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (also known as Carl Gustav recoilless rifle) during a Reconfigurable Virtual Trainer demonstration at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr training area, Germany, Feb. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
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Carl Gustav virtual training at Grafenwoehr

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), use and fire a M3E1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (also known as Carl Gustav recoilless rifle) during a Reconfigurable Virtual Trainer demonstration at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr training area, Germany, Feb. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)

Members of the Guinea Armed Forces practice advanced weapons techniques during the Flintlock Exercise in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Feb. 15, 2020. Through exercises such as Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command, Special Operations Command Africa and U.S. Special Operations Command provide military training opportunities to foster relationships of peace, security and cooperation among all Trans-Saharan nations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sidney Sale)
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Guinea Armed Forces begin Flintlock 2020

Members of the Guinea Armed Forces practice advanced weapons techniques during the Flintlock Exercise in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Feb. 15, 2020. Through exercises such as Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command, Special Operations Command Africa and U.S. Special Operations Command provide military training opportunities to foster relationships of peace, security and cooperation among all Trans-Saharan nations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sidney [Read More …]