U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade hear an enemy BMP in the distance and check the AT4 before use in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany on Aug. 20, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mathew Pous)
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OCT checks AT4

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade hear an enemy BMP in the distance and check the AT4 before use in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany on Aug. 20, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward [Read More …]

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct night operations during Saber Junction 20 on Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year's exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Shawn Pierce)
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173rd Airborne Brigade conduct night operations during Saber Junction 20

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct night operations during Saber Junction 20 on Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability [Read More …]

Paratroopers from the 1-91 Cavalry Squadron successfully defend their Mobile Command Post against the OPFOR during their infiltration into the Hohenfels Training Area. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Urbanski from the S4 section led a team of four Paratroopers who deliberately engaged and neutralized a fire team of the OPFOR and an enemy avenue of approach. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating ally and partner nations.
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Airborne Cavalry Defends their Command Post

Paratroopers from the 1-91 Cavalry Squadron successfully defend their Mobile Command Post against the OPFOR during their infiltration into the Hohenfels Training Area. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Urbanski from the S4 section led a team of four Paratroopers who deliberately engaged and neutralized a fire team of the OPFOR and an enemy avenue of approach. Saber Junction 20 is [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade take off in V-22 Ospreys with support from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 to infiltrate the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area on Aug. 10, 2020 as part of Exercise Saber Junction 20. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating ally and partner nations. For more information, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/SaberJunction The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States European, African and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Yountz)
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Load for infil

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade take off in V-22 Ospreys with support from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 to infiltrate the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area on Aug. 10, 2020 as part of Exercise Saber Junction 20. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to [Read More …]

Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne) get up to the defensive position and unleash their weapon systems at targets downrange at a combined arms live fire lane in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, July 31, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Sawyer)
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173rd Airborne Brigade Combined Arms Live Fire

Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne) get up to the defensive position and unleash their weapon systems at targets downrange at a combined arms live fire lane in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, July 31, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, [Read More …]

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the 173rd Airborne Brigade train sling loads and perform air assaults for Saber Junction 20 on Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, August 10, 2020. These exercises are key elements in the movement capabilities of U.S. troops in Europe and this exercise better prepares the participants involved in this training. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Hunter Garcia)
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12th CAB and 173rd soldiers train sling loads and air assaults for Saber Junction 20

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the 173rd Airborne Brigade train sling loads and perform air assaults for Saber Junction 20 on Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, August 10, 2020. These exercises are key elements in the movement capabilities of U.S. troops in Europe and this exercise better prepares the participants involved in this training. (U.S. [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade shift fire during a live-fire exercise in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 24, 2020 in preparation for Exercise Saber Junction 20 which will be taking place next month. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas)
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Shift Fire

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade shift fire during a live-fire exercise in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 24, 2020 in preparation for Exercise Saber Junction 20 which will be taking place next month. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the [Read More …]

Ukrainian soldiers conduct weapons training before Saber Junction 20 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, July 21, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year's exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Audrequez Evans)
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Ready Aim Bang

Ukrainian soldiers conduct weapons training before Saber Junction 20 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, July 21, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability [Read More …]

After months of restriction, due to Covid-19, U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an airborne operation from U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Rivolto Italian Air Force Base, Udine Italy, June 24, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo)
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Airborne Operation

After months of restriction, due to Covid-19, U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an airborne operation from U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Rivolto Italian Air Force Base, Udine Italy, June 24, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly [Read More …]