• U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static-line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., taking place April 13-20, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British Army soldiers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines.

    Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01

    U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static-line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 is an 82nd...

  • The winners of the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, Sgt. 1st Class Timothy
Briggs and Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Lemma, complete The Final Buddy Run in Camp
Rogers on April 12, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. The competition was started
in 1982 to determine the best two-man team, Army wide, as a way to honor Lt.
Gen. David E. Grange Jr., who was a former Ranger instructor and department
director.

    2015 Best Ranger Competition: Day three

    The winners of the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Briggs and Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Lemma, complete The Final Buddy Run in Camp Rogers on April 12, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. The competition was started in 1982 to determine the...

  • Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training, April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

    Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces

    Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training, April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

  • Retired Staff Sgt. Tim Payne competes in seated discus during Army Trials at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army's team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

    Army Trials at Fort Bliss

    Retired Staff Sgt. Tim Payne competes in seated discus during Army Trials at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army's team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Spc. Justin Yarnell, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helps an Iraqi army soldier during a weapons qualification at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 8, 2015. Yarnell and his fellow 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers are deployed to advise, teach and mentor Iraqi Security Forces so they are better prepared to fight Da'ish.

    Prepared to fight Da'ish

    Spc. Justin Yarnell, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helps an Iraqi army soldier during a weapons qualification at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 8, 2015. Yarnell and his fellow 82nd...

  • U.S. Army Maj. Stewart Brown, 55th Signal Company, jumps from a UH-60 Black Hawk, from 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, during airborne operations at Plantation Airpark, Sylvania, Ga., March 20, 2015. Operation Skyfall is a joint, multilateral combat camera subject matter expert exchange, hosted by the 982nd Combat Camera Company, which takes place at multiple locations in Georgia. Operation Skyfall is an event which focuses on interoperability of combat camera training and capturing airborne operations with three partner nations and multi-service units.

    Operation Skyfall

    U.S. Army Maj. Stewart Brown, 55th Signal Company, jumps from a UH-60 Black Hawk, from 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, during airborne operations at Plantation Airpark, Sylvania, Ga., March 20, 2015. Operation Skyfall is a joint, multilateral...

  • Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft, Feb. 19, 2015, at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the Army contingency response force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands areas of responsibility within 18 hours.

    Army contingency response force

    Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft, Feb. 19, 2015, at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy. The 173rd Airborne...

  • A Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne),
salutes his fellow Soldiers while jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft
over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Salute

    A Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes his fellow Soldiers while jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015.

  • Soldiers assigned to Killer Troop, 1st Platoon, 3rd Squadron,  2nd Cavalry Regiment, clear a building during a combine situational exercise with the Polish land forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Drawsko Pomorskie training area, Poland, Feb. 25, 2015. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe-led land force assurance training mission taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.

    Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Soldiers assigned to Killer Troop, 1st Platoon, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, clear a building during a combine situational exercise with the Polish land forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Drawsko Pomorskie training area, Poland...

  • Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, March 5, 2015. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an objective assisted by their Strykers and mortar fire during the exercise.

    Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron...

    Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, March 5, 2015. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an...

  • The culminating training exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany, First Rock executes company-level live fires. Company C (MOD) and A (Attack) take center stage by utilizing combined arms assets in order to assault an enemy position and fight off a counter-attack.

    The culminating training exercise in...

    The culminating training exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany, First Rock executes company-level live fires. Company C (MOD) and A (Attack) take center stage by utilizing combined arms assets in order to assault an enemy position and fight off a...

  • CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, support 1st Special Forces Group during helocast operations into the waters off of Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 16, 2015.

    CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs, assigned...

    CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, support 1st Special Forces Group during helocast operations into the waters off of Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 16, 2015.

  • A dog handler with U.S. Army Special Forces clears a building during a close-quarters battle demonstration for Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa in Baumholder, Germany, March 9, 2015. The use of military dogs is an efficient way to detect hazardous materials and locate individuals within a structure.

    Military dogs

    A dog handler with U.S. Army Special Forces clears a building during a close-quarters battle demonstration for Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa in Baumholder, Germany, March 9, 2015. The use of military...

  • Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey thanks his mother during the swearing-in ceremony for Dailey as the 15th sergeant major of the Army, Jan. 30, at the Pentagon. Dailey will serve as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the Army's enlisted force.

    Swearing-in ceremony

    Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey thanks his mother during the swearing-in ceremony for Dailey as the 15th sergeant major of the Army, Jan. 30, at the Pentagon. Dailey will serve as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the Army's...

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III kisses his wife Jeanne Chandler at their farewell ceremony in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Jan. 22, 2015.

    Farewell ceremony

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III kisses his wife Jeanne Chandler at their farewell ceremony in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Jan. 22, 2015.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno's testimony on the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration on National Security at the Senate Armed Service Committee congressional testimony, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2015.

    SASC congressional testimony

    Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno's testimony on the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration on National Security at the Senate Armed Service Committee congressional testimony, Dirksen Senate Office Building...

  • Kiowa Warriors from 2-6 Cavalry took to the sky above Oahu during a rehearsal for the units symbolic final flight in Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2015, prior to the 2-6 Cavalry color casing ceremony in preparation for the Squadron's deployment to South Korea in support of 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

    Kiowa Warriors from 2-6 Cavalry

    Kiowa Warriors from 2-6 Cavalry took to the sky above Oahu during a rehearsal for the units symbolic final flight in Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2015, prior to the 2-6 Cavalry color casing ceremony in preparation for the Squadron's deployment to South Korea in...

  • Paratroopers from 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13, 2015. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Command areas of responsibility within 18 hours.

    Airborne operation

    Paratroopers from 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation from a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13, 2015. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is...

  • Sgt. David L. Kappel, an infantry trainer assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, adjusts the rifle of an Iraqi army trainee, as he instructs them on how to properly "stack" in preparation to move toward their objective, Jan. 7, at Camp Taji, Iraq. Kappel is one of over 150 "Dreadnaughts" of 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment who are advising several Iraqi army battalions, providing new recruits advanced training and assisting Iraqi cadre by teaching small unit tactics and leadership.

    "Dreadnaughts"

    Sgt. David L. Kappel, an infantry trainer assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, adjusts the rifle of an Iraqi army trainee, as he instructs them on how to properly "stack" in...

  • Spc. Morgan Austin, communications specialist with Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds up the U.S. flag during a promotion and re-enlistment ceremony, Jan. 1, 2015, at Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia. United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

    Operation United Assistance

    Spc. Morgan Austin, communications specialist with Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds up the U.S. flag during a promotion and re-enlistment...

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