Members of Iraqi Special Forces, Qwat al-Khasah al-Iraqi, practice clearing a M240B machine guns near Baghdad, February 2020. These drills teach Qwat al-Khasah soldiers to fire machine guns accurately while remaining mobile on the battlefield. The Iraqi Security Forces continue to aggressively pursue ISIS remnants where they are hiding – such as sleeper cells, caches, temporary camps, finances and key personnel. The QK is an elite fighting force that specializes in raids, seizing, clearing and holding terrain for limited durations and conducting reconnaissance, counter-insurgency or counter terrorism operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alec Dionne)
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Qwat al-Khasah al-Iraqi learn various advanced Machine Gun techniques

Members of Iraqi Special Forces, Qwat al-Khasah al-Iraqi, practice clearing a M240B machine guns near Baghdad, February 2020. These drills teach Qwat al-Khasah soldiers to fire machine guns accurately while remaining mobile on the battlefield. The Iraqi Security Forces continue to aggressively pursue ISIS remnants where they are hiding – such as sleeper cells, caches, temporary camps, finances and key [Read More …]

Multiple M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) assigned to 1st Battalion, “The Steel Warrior Battalion,”, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla., travel to the firing point during a live-fire exercise on February 14, 2020, on Fort Sill. The Steel Warrior Battalion continues to train in supporting worldwide contingency as III Corps and Fort Hood only airmobile long-range precision fires capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin D. Biven / 75th Field Artillery Brigade)
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Steel Warriors Setting The Standard While Preparing For Artillery Table XV Live-Fire

Multiple M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) assigned to 1st Battalion, “The Steel Warrior Battalion,”, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla., travel to the firing point during a live-fire exercise on February 14, 2020, on Fort Sill. The Steel Warrior Battalion continues to train in supporting worldwide contingency as III Corps and Fort Hood [Read More …]

A Polish Soldier, assigned to 15th Mechanized Brigade, conducts urban weapon drills, during a static display for local school children in support of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland in Gizycko, Poland, Feb. 14, 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 collaborate to put on a static display for local school children

A Polish Soldier, assigned to 15th Mechanized Brigade, conducts urban weapon drills, during a static display for local school children in support of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland in Gizycko, Poland, Feb. 14, 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 [Read More …]

New M17 pistols, the new handguns of the U.S. Army, made by Sig Sauer, lay on a table as Soldiers assigned to Allied Forces North Battalion familiarize themselves with the weapon replacing the M9 pistol, in Chièvres, Belgium, Feb. 11, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie)
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AFNORTH Soldiers train with new M17 Pistol

New M17 pistols, the new handguns of the U.S. Army, made by Sig Sauer, lay on a table as Soldiers assigned to Allied Forces North Battalion familiarize themselves with the weapon replacing the M9 pistol, in Chièvres, Belgium, Feb. 11, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie)

Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a presentation to students Feb. 7, 2020, at the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Luckey gave the students some career advice and important ideals to remember as they move forward as future leaders in the Army. This was also part of an official visit to Fort McCoy, where Luckey visited with garrison officials about various projects and met with Joint-Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) training personnel to learn more about how the training is planned for 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
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Chief of Army Reserve visits Fort McCoy

Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a presentation to students Feb. 7, 2020, at the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Luckey gave the students some career advice and important ideals to remember as they move forward as future leaders in the Army. This was also part of an official [Read More …]

Back dropped by the rotating earth, NASA astronaut U.S. Army Col. Andrew Morgan pauses for an “Army Strong” photo opportunity during extravehicular activity (EVA) #64 at the International Space Station’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer worksite Jan. 25, 2020. Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Italian Air Force Col. Luca Parmitano participated in this fourth and final EVA to complete the repairs on the AMS, a state-of-the-art particle physics detector. (Photo by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano)
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NASA astronaut U.S. Army Col. Andrew Morgan performs extravehicular activity (EVA) #64 at the International Space Station

Back dropped by the rotating earth, NASA astronaut U.S. Army Col. Andrew Morgan pauses for an “Army Strong” photo opportunity during extravehicular activity (EVA) #64 at the International Space Station’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer worksite Jan. 25, 2020. Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Italian Air Force Col. Luca Parmitano participated in this fourth and final EVA to complete the repairs [Read More …]