KFOR Conducts Alpine Swarm Training Exercise

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, handles communication systems during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, handles communication systems during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, handles communication systems during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, handles communication systems during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, handles communication systems during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Maj. Zachariah Fike, commander, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, on radio, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Mulcahey, conduct command post operations in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. The training features troop insertion by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter plus scout maneuver, observation, and command and control battle drills. The post occupies terrain which supports the observation, communication, aid station, and security requirements of the command element. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Maj. Zachariah Fike, commander, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, on radio, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Mulcahey, conduct command post operations in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. The training features troop insertion by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter plus scout maneuver, observation, and command and control battle drills. The post occupies terrain which supports the observation, communication, aid station, and security requirements of the command element. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command-East, installs communication wire during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post in areas which support the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jameson Ringey, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command-East, installs communication wire during training conducted in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post in areas which support the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining reliable, secure communication systems is critical to the success of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

From right, U.S. Army Capt. Sabin Clark and 1st Lt. Nathan Bujwid, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, support the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post  supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit's command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
From right, U.S. Army Capt. Sabin Clark and 1st Lt. Nathan Bujwid, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, support the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit’s command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Kevin Mulcahey, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, supports the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post  supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit's command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Kevin Mulcahey, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, supports the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit’s command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Capt. Sabin Clark, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, operates from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post  supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit's command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Capt. Sabin Clark, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, operates from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit’s command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Andreozzi, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, tracks troop movement during training exercises in the Babaj Boks Training Area, Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining analogue maps augments the electronic tracking systems used during cold weather operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Andreozzi, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, tracks troop movement during training exercises in the Babaj Boks Training Area, Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining analogue maps augments the electronic tracking systems used during cold weather operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army and Armed Forces of Latvia, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, conduct training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Camouflage of personnel and vehicles reduces the chances of detection by opposing forces, (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army and Armed Forces of Latvia, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, conduct training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Camouflage of personnel and vehicles reduces the chances of detection by opposing forces, (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Andreozz, right, and Armed Forces of Latvia Capt. Raimonds Valdners, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, track troop movement during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post  supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining a physical map covers the possibility that electronic tracking systems may fail during cold weather operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Andreozz, right, and Armed Forces of Latvia Capt. Raimonds Valdners, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, track troop movement during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Maintaining a physical map covers the possibility that electronic tracking systems may fail during cold weather operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Kevin Mulcahey, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, supports the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post  supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit's command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Kevin Mulcahey, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, supports the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit’s command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Capt. Kyle Przekaza, physician's assistant, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, adjusts camouflage during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Camouflage of personnel and vehicles reduces the chances of detection by opposing forces.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Capt. Kyle Przekaza, physician’s assistant, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, adjusts camouflage during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Camouflage of personnel and vehicles reduces the chances of detection by opposing forces.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nathan Bujwid, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, supports the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post  supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit's command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nathan Bujwid, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, supports the commander from a mobile command post during training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders ensure the command post supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Mobility of the unit’s command element in mountainous terrain may play out as critical to mission success. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army and Armed Forces of Latvia, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, conduct training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Camouflage of personnel and vehicles reduces the chances of detection by opposing forces. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army and Armed Forces of Latvia, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, conduct training exercises in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. Maneuver Battalion leaders emplace the command post on terrain which supports the observation, communication, and security requirements of the command element. Camouflage of personnel and vehicles reduces the chances of detection by opposing forces. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

U.S. Army Maj. Zachariah Fike, commander, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, oversees command post operations in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. The training features troop insertion by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, scout maneuver, observation, and command and control battle drills. The command post occupies terrain which supports the observation, communication, aid station, and security requirements of the command element. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)
U.S. Army Maj. Zachariah Fike, commander, Maneuver Battalion, Kosovo Force Regional Command East, oversees command post operations in the mountainous terrain of Kosovo, Dec 21, 2021. The training features troop insertion by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, scout maneuver, observation, and command and control battle drills. The command post occupies terrain which supports the observation, communication, aid station, and security requirements of the command element. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Barbara Pendl)

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