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 …]

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, react to contact while participating in urban operations training under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle Range in Vicenza, Italy, June 16,2020. The training simulates urban warfare situations that they may find themselves in when deployed to an urban area. 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 Dario Cortese)
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Urban Assault

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, react to contact while participating in urban operations training under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle Range in Vicenza, Italy, June 16,2020. The training simulates urban warfare situations that they may find themselves in when deployed to an urban area. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the [Read More …]

200515-N-RG482- GAETA, Italy (May 15, 2020) Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler)
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USS Mount Whitney

200515-N-RG482- GAETA, Italy (May 15, 2020) Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler)

200515-N-BM428-0020 GAETA, Italy (May 15, 2020) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sits in port in Gaeta, Italy, May 15, 2020. Mount Whitney is currently practicing social distancing and other protective measures in response to COVID-19. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor)
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USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) – Blue Ridge-class command and control ship

200515-N-BM428-0020 GAETA, Italy (May 15, 2020) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sits in port in Gaeta, Italy, May 15, 2020. Mount Whitney is currently practicing social distancing and other protective measures in response to COVID-19. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of [Read More …]

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct mock-door exercises during Basic Airborne Refresher Training under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy, May 14, 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 Dario Cortese)
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Basic Airborne Refresher Training

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct mock-door exercises during Basic Airborne Refresher Training under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy, May 14, 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. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, performs preflight procedures at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. In alignment with the new decrees put in place by the Italian government, crew chiefs at Aviano continue to ensure that the aircraft in their care is ready to fly at a moment’s notice so that pilots can safely and effectively complete their mission. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)
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510th FS Stays Mission Ready

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaquinton Stewart, crew chief for the 510th Fighter Squadron, performs preflight procedures at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Apr. 7, 2020. In alignment with the new decrees put in place by the Italian government, crew chiefs at Aviano continue to ensure that the aircraft in their care is ready to fly at a moment’s notice so that [Read More …]

A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, practices room clearing during a shoot house exercise under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Mar. 19, 2020. The EST provides Soldiers with the opportunity to increase their marksmanship proficiency on a wide array of dismounted and crew served weapons systems with virtual fire scenarios and pop-up targets. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands' areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Davide Dalla Massara)
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Shoot House exercise at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, Mar. 19, 2020

A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, practices room clearing during a shoot house exercise under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Mar. 19, 2020. The EST provides Soldiers with the opportunity to increase their marksmanship proficiency on a wide array of dismounted and crew served weapons systems with virtual [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade swing kettlebells during the Lozada Shield Challenge on Caserma Del Din, Italy, Feb. 20, 2020. In 1967 during the Battle of Dak To, Pfc. Lozada obstructed a North Vietnamese attack on his company, maintaining his compromised firing position and giving his fellow soldiers the opportunity to successfully withdraw and regroup. Pfc. Lozada was mortally wounded during the firefight and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. Able Company's Lozada Shield Challenge is meant to recognize their rich history, honor their fallen warriors, and promote physical dominance among their ranks. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to Europe, Africa and Central Commands areas of responsibilities. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas)
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U.S. Army Paratroopers at Lozada Shield Challenge on Caserma Del Din, Italy

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade swing kettlebells during the Lozada Shield Challenge on Caserma Del Din, Italy, Feb. 20, 2020. In 1967 during the Battle of Dak To, Pfc. Lozada obstructed a North Vietnamese attack on his company, maintaining his compromised firing position and giving his fellow soldiers the opportunity to successfully [Read More …]