After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 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. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)
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Saber Junction 20

After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 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 [Read More …]

After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 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. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)
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AH-64 Apache Flight Formation

After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 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 [Read More …]

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 …]

A Romanian soldier assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion Calugareni, 1st Brigade Argadava fires a Dragunov sniper rifle during Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, 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 Sgt. Thomas Stubblefield)
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Saber Junction 20 – Sniper Support

A Romanian soldier assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion Calugareni, 1st Brigade Argadava fires a Dragunov sniper rifle during Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, 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 [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 …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire a 120mm mortar illumination round to reveal the impact area and increase the accuracy and lethality of the mortar team's fire power during the following shots on Jul. 23, 2020 as part of the 173rd BDE FTX in Grafenwoehr, Germany from Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, 2020. 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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Light up the night

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire a 120mm mortar illumination round to reveal the impact area and increase the accuracy and lethality of the mortar team’s fire power during the following shots on Jul. 23, 2020 as part of the 173rd BDE FTX in Grafenwoehr, Germany from Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, [Read More …]

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)
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New kid on the block: Negatively Pressurized Conex (NPC) arrives at Ramstein

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers with the 7th Army Training Command participate in the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year Competition held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany on June 17, 2020. The competitors will be tested on their skills and abilities with weapons knowledge, critical thinking exercises, formal board interviews, land navigation, and written exams just to name a few events. (U.S. Army Photo by SPC Esmeralda Cervantes)
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Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year Competition held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany

U.S. Soldiers with the 7th Army Training Command participate in the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year Competition held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany on June 17, 2020. The competitors will be tested on their skills and abilities with weapons knowledge, critical thinking exercises, formal board interviews, land navigation, and written exams just [Read More …]