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  • US, Poland conduct section live-fire exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    During the past few months, U.S. Soldiers, of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been working to build cohesive and responsive teams that are able to perform their duties of scouting ahead for the main body of a U.S. or allied force.

  • Exercise aims toward future of connected training

    Aug 30, 2015

    After years of conducting training within the confines of the Army's major training areas in Germany, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command is branching out with a new way to connect training throughout Europe.

  • Exercise Swift Response rapidly builds combat power

    Aug 28, 2015

    A combined team of multinational aircraft from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, carrying equipment and personnel from their countries as well as Italy and Spain, executed an Air-Land operation to build combat power at the Hohenfels Training area as part of Swift Response 15, Aug. 27 - 28.

  • Paratroopers ensure Global Response Force is always ready to go

    Aug 28, 2015

    When paratroopers, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted a Global Response Force training exercise on Fort Bragg, Aug. 20, paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team - the 82nd Airborne Division's Outload Support Battalion - were ready to facilitate and support the exercise.

  • US Soldiers train with Polish service members

    Aug 28, 2015

    Throughout the U.S. Army, many Soldiers fire on ranges on any given day. However, very few Soldiers can say they've fired from a speedboat.

  • Army divers partner with Coast Guard in support of Saipan recovery

    Aug 28, 2015

    In support of the disaster relief efforts in Saipan, a Hawaii dive detachment partnered with the Coast Guard's 14th District for a required port assessment and certification of Tanapag Harbor, the port of Saipan, which remains partially non-mission capable, Aug. 27.

  • Civil affairs battalion takes part in projects in three countries

    Aug 27, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers traveled to Bulgaria, Serbia and Georgia assisting military engineers to renovate schools and getting to know the local populations.

  • NATO allies jump into Swift Response 15

    Aug 26, 2015

    More than 1,000 paratroopers, from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six other allied nations including Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom conducted an Airborne Joint Forcible Entry mission as a part of Swift Response 15 at Hohenfels Training Area, Aug. 26.

  • Linguists key to success in Operation Inherent Resolve

    Aug 24, 2015

    In 2003, when U.S. military forces pushed into Baghdad, Rahdi Mortda, a then 13-year-old young Iraqi, looked at how U.S. Soldiers conducted themselves and their professionalism and said to himself, "One day I will be a U.S. Soldier!"

  • US, Polish Soldiers overcome obstacles together

    Aug 20, 2015

    In U.S. Army basic combat training, there's a portion of training dedicated to performing a team obstacle course. The purpose: to team Soldiers up and test their ability to work together to accomplish a shared objective.

  • US, Norwegian engineers unite, build relationships

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18.

  • Active-duty Soldiers to join Guard in battling wildfires

    Aug 20, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved the assignment of active-duty Soldiers to assist the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC, in battling wildfires in the western states, Aug. 17.

  • Quickstrike Battalion says goodbye to Germany

    Aug 19, 2015

    The last AH-64 Apache helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was loaded onto an Air Force C-5 Galaxy at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 18.

  • Lithuanian, US troops tackle Poland mission

    Aug 18, 2015

    Equipment is check and rechecked. Supplies are loaded up and secured. A distinctive scent fills the air as engines crank and diesel fuel turns into smoke.

  • Air defense brigade tests 'support and report' of simulated missile fight

    Aug 16, 2015

    Soldiers, of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise utilizing netted remote terminal battle labs, Aug. 9-14.

  • Transporters build alliance with Baltic States

    Aug 14, 2015

    Heavy equipment transporters, from the 51st Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, are providing heavy vehicle lift support to U.S. and NATO operations in the Baltics.

  • Troops sharpen skills during leaders course

    Aug 14, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers discover enemy troops planting improvised explosive devices on the road to a weapons of mass destruction site.

  • Exercise Uhlan Fury hits stride in Lithuania

    Aug 13, 2015

    Exercise Uhlan Fury has ended here, culminating with a jump from UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters above the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area.

  • US Black Hawks elevate training during Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted an air assault training exercise, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

  • Georgia conflict case of 'strategic surprise,' says expert

    Aug 10, 2015

    Russian intervention in Georgia in 2008 took the West by surprise in its rapidity and intensity, said Col. Bob Hamilton, who was there as chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation from 2006 to 2008.

  • Paratroopers conduct live-fire exercise in Ukraine

    Aug 10, 2015

    Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 73rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers), conducted squad live-fire exercises, Aug. 6, 2015, during a pause of the second rotation of Fearless Guardian.

  • Conventional, special forces team up during 'Joint Forcible Entry' exercise

    Aug 9, 2015

    Rounds from an M1A1 main battle tank followed by rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System illuminated the desert here, kicking off a "Joint Forcible Entry," or JFE, exercise.

  • Army Reserve, active Army engineers bridge the gap on training

    Aug 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve and active Army engineer units cooperated in constructing a movable bridge across the Arkansas River to create a path for units to cross during Operation River Assault, a training exercise that culminated, Aug. 4.

  • Bilateral wire guided missile training conducted in Lithuania

    Aug 6, 2015

    A bilateral training mission was held over a two-day period at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area here, involving U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers learning to co-operate a wire guided missile system.

  • Hohenfels Training Area cleared to land C-130 aircraft on new airstrip

    Aug 3, 2015

    A joint team from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army conducted the first C-130 landing at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in over two years, July 29. The test landing is a precursor to Exercise Swift Response 15, which will occur at Hohenfels in August.

  • NATO, Operation Atlantic Resolve: The art of assurance and deterrence

    Aug 1, 2015

    For many Soldiers, the Europe-wide Operation Atlantic Resolve may appear to be merely a composition of combined training and exercises held between the U.S. and NATO allies.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports exercise in Australia

    Jul 31, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia this month.

  • Forces conduct multinational Exercise Minden Shock river crossing

    Jul 28, 2015

    More than 200 multinational forces came together to execute a tactical crossing on the Weser River during Exercise "Minden Shock," July 28.

  • Exercise Saber Guardian joins Rapid Trident in Ukraine

    Jul 28, 2015

    Approximately 1,800 Soldiers, from 18 different nations, trained together during the 12-day multinational Exercises Saber Guardian and Rapid Trident here, July 20-31.

  • Votel discusses special operations challenges

    Jul 27, 2015

    The "hyper connectivity" of the world today complicates an already complex set of global security issues, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said at a security forum in Colorado, July 24.

  • US, Polish Soldiers send rounds down range in team live fire exercise

    Jul 27, 2015

    After training together for weeks, U.S. and Polish Soldiers got one last chance to see how effectively they could communicate and work together in an exercise, which would demonstrate their ability to send hot lead down range.

  • Estonian, US forces receive new jump wings

    Jul 24, 2015

    Despite ominous clouds, which lingered from the day before, Estonian and U.S. Army paratroopers, began the day early to conduct the joint airborne operations exercise they had been planning two days before a drop zone near Nurmsi.

  • US, Moldovan signaleers build communications interoperability

    Jul 24, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Moldovan army, conducted communications training here as part of Exercise Common Effort 15, July 20-22.

  • Odierno discusses challenges with leaders

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders, officers and senior noncommissioned officers during a visit to the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to address challenges Soldiers face daily, July 23.

  • Combat 'multi-tool' unit trains to send engineers to Sapper School

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 374th Engineer Company (Sapper) spent two weeks in the field training - 12 to 18 hours each day - to prepare their leaders for the elite Sapper Leader Course.

  • Exercise Western Accord 2015 opens

    Jul 21, 2015

    No uniform was the same as the one next to it as more than a dozen nations stood side by side to mark the opening of Western Accord 2015 at Harskamp, in the Netherlands, July 20.

  • US, Polish forces participate in joint air assault exercise

    Jul 20, 2015

    In old Western movies, whenever a settler on the frontier was in danger, the one thing that you could always anticipate was the blast of the bugle, and the men of the U.S. Cavalry riding to the rescue. The days of the frontier may be over, but the mystique of this legendary force can be seen here in the Polish forests.

  • US, Estonian soldiers conduct Exercise Saaremaa Island

    Jul 20, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers, with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined their Estonian military and civilian counterparts to participate in the Kubarsaare Raid land navigation exercise, Saaremaa Island in Estonia, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, July 18.

  • Talisman Sabre means commitment, I Corps commander says

    Jul 19, 2015

    As Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 wrapped up in Australia this past weekend, the land component commander of that 15-day exercise said the United States' involvement signifies commitment to partner nations in the Pacific region.

  • I Corps, Australian army wrap up Exercise Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    I Corps and the Australian army have completed the sixth iteration of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia.

  • US Stryker crews sharpen skills during gunnery training in Poland

    Jul 16, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, participated in mounted gunnery training at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland, July 15.

  • US, South Korean Patriot crews seal the gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 16, 2015

    Air defenders, from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems on Jungwon Air Base, July 13-16.

  • Army provides 'gravitational pull' in Europe

    Jul 15, 2015

    Where America's Army goes in Europe, others follow, said the service's lead commander on the European Continent. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, said when America's military shows up to training exercises in Europe, other nations follow suit, sending their own forces.

  • US troops conduct counter IED training in Cameroon

    Jul 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are conducting a two-month humanitarian training mission in Cameroon.

  • Australians provide Soldiers 'danger close' air support

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Army relies on its partners to win in an increasingly complex world. Such was the case demonstrated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia, which is going on from July 4 -19.

  • Parachuting successfully into Australia requires timing, teamwork

    Jul 10, 2015

    "You come to battle under a canopy of a parachute and it gets your adrenaline up and you've got to keep your adrenaline up to keep moving" to your objective once you land, Lt. Col. Matt Hardman said.

  • Joint information environment is 'operational imperative'

    Jul 9, 2015

    Secure communications with partners during missions and safeguarding now-vulnerable networks are reasons to have a more secure joint information environment across the government, the Army's chief information officer said.

  • Military working dog handlers: 'It's the best job ever'

    Jul 8, 2015

    U.S. Forces-Afghanistan is proud of their military working dogs and everything they bring to the mission.

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

    More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers recently headed to Australia, where they're slated to join a 33,000-strong contingent of Australian forces and other government and non-government agencies participating in the sixth iteration of the biennial Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4-19.

  • Division takes lead of command in Iraq

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 82nd Airborne Division took command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Iraq, from the 1st Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28.

  • US, Danish Soldiers build interoperability during Brave Lion 15

    Jun 25, 2015

    In challenging conditions near the North Sea on the west coast of Denmark with spitting rain and bone-chilling winds, 7th Civil Support Command Soldiers trained together with the Danish army's Civil Military Cooperation support team.

  • US, Italian signaleers conduct bilateral communications training

    Jun 23, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Italian 8th Parachute Assault Engineer Regiment, conducted joint communications training in Legnago, Italy, June 16.

  • Service members support Kosovo peacekeeping mission

    Jun 23, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment deployed to Kosovo, June 9, as part of the 30th Armor Brigade Combat Team to conduct a peacekeeping mission, under the guidance of U.S. Army Europe and NATO forces.

  • Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk crews help fight Alaska fires

    Jun 22, 2015

    Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews, from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, or 1-207th AVN, continue to conduct water bucket drops in support of recent wildfire suppression efforts in Alaska.

  • US tanks flown across Europe for training

    Jun 22, 2015

    M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks were flown, via a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to Burgas, Bulgaria, where they were transported to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 20 - 22.

  • Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

    Jun 20, 2015

    The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe.

  • Army paratroopers take beach during exercise

    Jun 19, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint, combined amphibious and air assault from ships in the Baltic Sea here as part of Exercise Baltic Operations 2015, June 17.

  • 4th MEB cases colors at inactivation ceremony

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- The teal and gold colors of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade graced Fort Leonard Wood one last time before being cased June 17 at a ceremony on the rain-soaked grounds of Gammon Field.

  • U.S., South Korea conduct combined ministry exercise

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of chaplains and chaplain assistants, assigned to units in the Republic of Korea, army and U.S. Eighth Army concluded training, June 18, which taught them lessons gathered from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army Reserve fuelers deliver the 'juice' across North Carolina

    Jun 18, 2015

    Approximately 1,100 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, from 18 states, participated in the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, or QLLEX, conducted on Forward Operating Base Patriot on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

  • U.S., Latvian military conduct airborne training

    Jun 17, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Military personnel, from the Latvian National Armed Forces, U.S. Army and Air Force, performed joint airborne training operations in conjunction with Operation Atlantic Resolve at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 15.

  • Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia

    Jun 17, 2015

    Approximately 80 service members, from the Alaska National Guard, and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, departed here aboard two Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 15.

  • Army NATO, Allied soldiers conduct Exercise Noble Jump in Poland

    Jun 15, 2015

    The exercise will test the 1GNC headquarters' ability to rapidly deploy and provide command and control to NATO forces deployed in response to a security threat, a key component of the VJTF and NATO Response Force concepts.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 15 begins in Poland

    Jun 9, 2015

    U.S., Polish, German and Danish Soldiers gathered for the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 15, a multinational training exercise at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland, June 8.

  • Stryker brigade tests Gray Eagle's advanced communications gear

    Jun 9, 2015

    Soldiers have put the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system through its paces this month using advanced ground controls, such as the One System Remote Video Terminal.

  • 'Southerners' help Canadian soldiers maintain readiness

    Jun 4, 2015

    Soldiers, of the 2nd Service Battalion, 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, 4th Canadian Division, trained side-by-side with Soldiers, of the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), during Operation Southern Sustainer, held on Fort Drum, New York, May 20-26.

  • III Corps units zero in on Fleet Readiness Campaign for future ops

    Jun 3, 2015

    For nearly 15 years, III Corps units have been deploying in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Reel time: Maryland National Guard, Estonian bomb squad partner to save lives

    Jun 2, 2015

    The Maryland National Guard and Estonian Rescue Board have partnered to raise awareness of and educate the public about the unexploded ordnance issue in Estonia.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 15 demonstrates international cooperation capabilities

    Jun 1, 2015

    Approximately 6,000 personnel from 13 countries will participate in the U.S. Army Europe-led joint multinational Exercise Saber Strike 15, which will take place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, June 8-19.

  • Army, Navy EOD techs participate in May Underway

    Jun 1, 2015

    U.S. Army and U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, technicians trained together at sea during the May Underway exercise.

  • Army Reserve heavy boats conduct joint operations

    Jun 1, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 481st Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), stay shipshape by conducting joint operations with the Navy. The Army's 2000 series of landing craft utility boats have a capability unmatched by the Navy.

  • U.S. military, Kosovo security force conduct humanitarian assistance training mission

    May 29, 2015

    The early morning sun bore down on the airfield as members of the Kosovo security force crowded around U.S. Army paratroopers giving instruction on radio communications and recovery of palletized subsistence bundles that were to be air dropped later in the day.

  • U.S., Georgian troops wrap up combined Exercise Noble Partner

    May 28, 2015

    More than 600 American and Georgian Soldiers wrapped up Exercise Noble Partner, a two-week training exercise, at the Vaziani training area, May 24.

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

    For Soldiers, defending the skies over Guam, those same skies recently became the enemy as Typhoon Dolphin pounded the island of Guam, May 15, with sustained 100 mph winds and gusts of up to 125 mph.

  • Romania proving a strong ally during Exercise Combined Resolve IV

    May 27, 2015

    Approximately 250 soldiers, from the Romanian Land Forces, are participating in the multinational Exercise Combined Resolve IV to improve operations in a coalition structure alongside NATO allies and European partners.

  • RDECOM participates in Exercise Combined Resolve IV

    May 21, 2015

    Exercise Combined Resolve IV kicked off its two-week combat-training phase at Hohenfels Training Area, May 18-29, with more than 4,700 participants from 13 NATO allies and partner nations.

  • Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon

    May 20, 2015

    Providing assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating suffering and helping to maintain civic services. U.S. Southern Command's Task Force Northstar, in partnership with El Salvador and Colombia, participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, May 11-15, as a part of Beyond the Horizon 2015, providing various types of medical care to the people of Ciudad Arce and the surrounding areas at the MEDRETE site.

  • Regional humanitarian exercise provides real-world training opportunity

    May 19, 2015

    In an effort to provide engineering and medical assistance to the citizens of El Salvador, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, along with partner nation counterparts, are participating in the U.S. Army South-led Beyond the Horizon humanitarian mission there, until June.

  • U.S., Romania partner to conduct cavalry march

    May 18, 2015

    More than 300 members of the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, based out of Vilseck, Germany, drove approximately 270 miles across Romania, May 13 and 14.

  • Green Berets conduct FRIES training during Exercise Eager Lion

    May 15, 2015

    U.S. Green Berets, assigned to Task Force Oryx, conducted Fast Rope Insertion and Extraction System, or FRIES, training at the Prince Hashim Royal Air Base, Jordan, May 10, during Exercise Eager Lion 2015. This exercise is an annual, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, promote regional security and improve interoperability with partner nations.

  • U.S., Georgian Soldiers train together on close quarters techniques

    May 13, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade, trained together on close quarters battle skills during the second day of Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani training area, May 13.

  • U.S., Georgian forces begin two-week exercise Noble Partner

    May 12, 2015

    VAZIANI, Georgia -- Noble Partner 15, a 14-day training exercise with U.S. and Georgian forces, kicked off here May 11.

  • U.S. Soldiers prepare Iraqi army for sustained success

    May 12, 2015

    Camp Taji has been a key location in the U.S. training effort portion of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • U.S., Georgian forces begin two-week Exercise Noble Partner

    May 11, 2015

    Exercise Noble Partner 15 kicked off in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring U.S. and Georgian Service members.

  • Coalition provided equipment program helps ensure partner success

    May 6, 2015

    Coalition forces have a theater provided equipment program to ensure they have what is needed for missions thanks to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Coalition Provided Equipment warehouse.

  • U.S., South Korean Soldiers perform cold load operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a cold load training exercise in support of their Republic of Korea army counterparts from the 603rd Air Assault Battalion at LZ, a northern part of TTA TOM, April 21.

  • Operation Wind Spring 15 concludes in Romania

    Apr 29, 2015

    Towering flags unfurl with the breeze as the four Soldiers stand at attention beneath them. While each of the Soldiers don a differing uniform representing countries thousands of miles apart, their unity causes them to stand together as one undivided team.

  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • Operation Letzlingen Freedom Shock begins in Germany

    Apr 21, 2015

    U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Command trains for Global Response Force mission

    Apr 17, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command are training for the Global Response Force mission on Fort Polk, La., this month.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month.

  • U.S. Soldiers compete for two coveted German awards

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers, from 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, received valuable experience and training with Soldiers from the German army's 472nd Logistics Battalion from Amberg, Germany, April 7 - 9.

  • Reliable Tempo draws down 13-year combat footprint in Afghanistan

    Apr 9, 2015

    By Dec. 31, 2014, the United States transferred more than 300 military installations and $180 million in foreign excess personal property to the Afghan government. Concurrently, more than 30,000 pieces of rolling stock and 50,000 shipping containers of equipment were sent back to the United States, as well.

  • Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

    Apr 9, 2015

    Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony, April 9.