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February 2, 2012 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb BarrieauOver 14,000 Soldiers XVIII Airborne Corps run at Fort Bragg, N.C. - Download Hi-Res photo
More than 14,000 Soldiers from across the XVIII Airborne Corps participated in the XVIII Airborne Corps run at Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2012. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commanding general, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg command sergeant major, led the Soldiers along the four-mile route. The XVIII Abn. Corps recently redeployed from a year-long deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. Runners included Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y., the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Fort Knox, Ky. and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Ky.
February 3, 2012 - Photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeodOfficers with 82nd Airborne Division, complete team obstacle course, at Fort Bragg, N.C. - Download Hi-Res photo
Officers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, complete a team obstacle course, Feb. 3, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C., during a Prop Blast, a traditional rite-of-passage for officers new to the division. During this phase of the event, teams must move the tire and a simulated casualty down a muddy slope, across a muddy slough, and up the other side.
February 3, 2012 - Photo by Spc. Ken ScarSergeant Aaron Sweeny and Staff Sergeant Robert Novak, both with Task Force Spartan, watch explosions from mountain top in Afghanistan - Download Hi-Res photo
Sgt. Aaron Sweeny and Staff Sgt. Robert Novak, both with 3rd Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan, watch explosions from a mountain top near Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, during a call-for-fire exercise, Feb. 3, 2012.
February 9, 2012 - Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andy M. KinSoldiers from 82nd Airborne Division, and Canadian soldiers with 3rd Battalion, fill cargo area of U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft - Download Hi-Res photo
Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Canadian soldiers with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, fill the cargo area of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft during an in-flight rigging mission during a joint operational access exercise at Pope Field, N.C., Feb. 9, 2012. A JOAX is a joint airdrop exercise designed to enhance service cohesiveness between U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, allowing both services an opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement.
February 10, 2012 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Donna DavisSergeant First Class Shawn Joyce, of Lynn, Mass., with Task Force Poseidon, shields his face from blowing snow caused by a UH-60 Black Hawk landing nearby - Download Hi-Res photo
Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Joyce, of Lynn, Mass., a career counselor with Task Force Poseidon, shields his face from the blowing snow and rotor wash caused by a UH-60 Black Hawk landing nearby, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan.
February 13, 2012 - Photo by Pfc. Pedro AmadorRangers from 75th Ranger Regiment, await CH-47 helicopter for extraction - Download Hi-Res photo
Rangers from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, as part of a combined Afghan and coalition security force operating in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, await a CH-47 for extraction.
February 15, 2012 - Photo by Maj. Guy HayesMajor General Thomas H. Katkus, Alaska National Guard, races to finish line during the 'Top Brass' Charity Sled Dog Race - Download Hi-Res photo
Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Katkus, Alaska National Guard adjutant general, races to the finish line during the "Top Brass" Charity Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 11, 2012.
February 23, 2012 - Photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus RauchenbergerPrivate Alex Hernandez (front) and Specialist Justin Huser, both from Ghost Company, fire their M240 machine gun - Download Hi-Res photo
Pvt. Alex Hernandez (front) and Spc. Justin Huser, both from Ghost Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany, fire their M240 machine gun during a Fire Team and Squad level Situational Training Exercise focused on react to contact, attack, and break contact in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
February 27, 2012 - Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles CrailSpecialist Brady Myatt, 172nd Infantry Brigade, demonstrates basic welding techniques for his partnered trainees - Download Hi-Res photo
Spc. Brady Myatt, 172nd Support Battalion, 172nd Infantry Brigade, demonstrates basic welding techniques for his partnered trainees from the Afghan National Army’s 5th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, in Afghanistan.
February 29, 2012 - Photo by Sgt. Daniel SchroederMembers of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, come in for dust landing - Download Hi-Res photo
Members of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, come in for a dust landing with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, during an air assault training mission led by the Kandahar Air Wing and Afghan National Army in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 29, 2012.