• A platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team briefs his engineers on a breaching mission using a dirt mockup of the battlefield July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  In spite of the 105-degree weather, the soldiers trained all day and into the night.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team briefs his engineers on a breaching mission using a dirt mockup of the battlefield July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. In spite of the 105-degree weather, the soldiers trained...

  • Combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team lay down a base of fire on an enemy position during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The paratroopers trained all day and into the night in spite of 105-degree heat.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    Combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team lay down a base of fire on an enemy position during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers trained all day and into the night in spite of...

  • A combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears a jammed M249 machine gun during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  After breaching a wire obstacle, the paratroopers are laying down a base of fire on an enemy position.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears a jammed M249 machine gun during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. After breaching a wire obstacle, the paratroopers are laying down a base of...

  • Second Lt. Zachary Rozar, a combat engineer platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, coordinates fire with teams of machine gunners on his right flank during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  His paratroopers trained all day in spite of the 105-degree heat.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    Second Lt. Zachary Rozar, a combat engineer platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, coordinates fire with teams of machine gunners on his right flank during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • Combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team fire on an enemy position during a live-fire training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The engineers must be familiar with infantry tactics, as they are routinely deployed at the front line.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    Combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team fire on an enemy position during a live-fire training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The engineers must be familiar with infantry tactics, as they are routinely...

  • A combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team throws a smoke grenade to provide cover as he and fellow engineers move forward to establish a firing position during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The exercise is conducted with live ammunition after several “dry” walk-throughs.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team throws a smoke grenade to provide cover as he and fellow engineers move forward to establish a firing position during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • After breaching a wire obstacle, a team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team moves to cover to establish a firing position during a live-fire training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Engineers routinely breach obstacles for the infantry on the battlefield.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    After breaching a wire obstacle, a team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team moves to cover to establish a firing position during a live-fire training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Engineers...

  • After combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team have breached a wire obstacle, their fellow engineers move forward along the red-staked safe path of travel during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  They know to keep the stakes to their left.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    After combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team have breached a wire obstacle, their fellow engineers move forward along the red-staked safe path of travel during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • After breaching a wire obstacle, a team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team marks a safe path of travel for advancing troops during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Infantrymen know to keep the stakes to their left.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    After breaching a wire obstacle, a team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team marks a safe path of travel for advancing troops during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Infantrymen know to...

  • A team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cuts through a wire obstacle during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  In spite of the 105-degree heat, the paratroopers trained throughout the day and into the night.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cuts through a wire obstacle during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. In spite of the 105-degree heat, the paratroopers trained throughout the...

  • A team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cuts through a wire obstacle during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  In spite of the 105-degree heat, the paratroopers trained throughout the day and into the night.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cuts through a wire obstacle during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. In spite of the 105-degree heat, the paratroopers trained throughout the...

  • A team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cuts through a wire obstacle during a live-fire training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Observing and mentoring at left is the company’s senior enlisted engineer, the first sergeant.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A team of combat engineers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cuts through a wire obstacle during a live-fire training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Observing and mentoring at left is the company’s senior...

  • A combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears potential mines leading up to a wire obstacle with the aid of a grappling hook during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Engineers routinely breach obstacles for the infantry on the battlefield.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears potential mines leading up to a wire obstacle with the aid of a grappling hook during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Engineers routinely...

  • Using a smoke grenade as cover, a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears potential mines leading up to a wire obstacle with the aid of a grappling hook during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Engineers routinely breach obstacles for the infantry on the battlefield.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    Using a smoke grenade as cover, a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears potential mines leading up to a wire obstacle with the aid of a grappling hook during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg...

  • A combat engineer tosses a smoke grenade over a wire obstacle he and his fellow 82nd Airborne Division engineers will breach during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The smoke will give the paratroopers cover from enemy fire as they cut through the wire.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A combat engineer tosses a smoke grenade over a wire obstacle he and his fellow 82nd Airborne Division engineers will breach during a training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The smoke will give the paratroopers cover from enemy fire as...

  • A combat engineer throws a grappling hook to clear a potential mine field before advancing during a field training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The paratrooper and his first sergeant observing at right belong to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    A combat engineer throws a grappling hook to clear a potential mine field before advancing during a field training exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratrooper and his first sergeant observing at right belong to 1st Brigade Combat Team...

  • Spent shell casings pile up next to a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team who is manning an M240-B machine gun during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Machine gunners provided covering fire while other engineers breached a wire obstacle nearby.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

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    Spent shell casings pile up next to a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team who is manning an M240-B machine gun during a live-fire exercise July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Machine gunners provided covering...

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