Staying combat ready

By Department of the ArmyNovember 29, 2006

A German Army weapons instructor assists a U.S. Army, Europe Soldier on a range in Wieden, Germany. Soldiers from both countries fired each other's weapons. The U.S. Soldiers used the MG-3 machine gun and P-8 pistol, while their German counterparts trained on the M-4 carbine.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A German Army weapons instructor assists a U.S. Army, Europe Soldier on a range in Wieden, Germany. Soldiers from both countries fired each other's weapons. The U.S. Soldiers used the MG-3 machine gun and P-8 pistol, while their German counterparts trained on the M-4 carbine. (Photo Credit: Gary Kieffer) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Sgt. Edward Sanchez, from the 3rd Infantry Division, provides security for a convoy during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Sgt. Edward Sanchez, from the 3rd Infantry Division, provides security for a convoy during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers speed through a checkpoint in a recovery vehicle from 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division while under simulated insurgent fire during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers speed through a checkpoint in a recovery vehicle from 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division while under simulated insurgent fire during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Johancharles Van Boers) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from Dragon Team, Operations Group go out on a mission in their M113 armored personnel carrier during training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from Dragon Team, Operations Group go out on a mission in their M113 armored personnel carrier during training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Johancharles Van Boers) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medics from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division exit a helicopter after loading a simulated casualty, during training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The Soldiers arrived in Iraq this month.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medics from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division exit a helicopter after loading a simulated casualty, during training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The Soldiers arrived in Iraq this month. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Soldier from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division reacts to a controlled explosion during training at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The Soldiers arrived in Iraq this month.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division reacts to a controlled explosion during training at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The Soldiers arrived in Iraq this month. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Medics from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division provide care to simulated casualties following a simulated IED attack during a medical trauma exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The Soldiers arrived in Iraq this month.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medics from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division provide care to simulated casualties following a simulated IED attack during a medical trauma exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The Soldiers arrived in Iraq this month. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL