U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 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, July 26, 2016. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. 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. (U.S. Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Davide Dalla Massara)
Lt. Col. Kyle Reed (foreground left), commander of 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, presents an award to a soldier from the Ukrainian national guard's 3029th Regiment during a Fearless Guardian graduation ceremony June 13, 2015, in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Paratroopers from the 173rd Abn. Bde. are in Ukraine for the first of several planned rotations to train Ukraine's newly-formed national guard as part of Fearless Guardian, which is scheduled to last six months. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion conduct a convoy May 17, 2015, at Postonja, Slovenia during Neptune Thrust 2015. Neptune Thrust is a combined exercise between the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Slovenian 1st Brigade focused on enhancing interoperability and developing individual technical skills. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Paolo Bovo/Released)
Staff Sgt. Raymi Wright, a paratrooper with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, works with Georgian soldiers during a combined weapons range here May 14, 2015, as part of Exercise Noble Partner. Noble Partner is a field training and live-fire exercise between the U.S. Army and the Georgian military to support Georgia's participation in the NATO Response Force and build military ties between the two nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. A.M. LaVey/173rd Abn. PAO)
Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade parachute into the opening ceremony of Exercise Noble Partner here May 10, 2015. Noble Partner is a U.S. Army Europe-Georgia exercise in support of Georgia's contribution to the NATO Response Force.
Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade conduct medical training during Exercise Noble Partner here May 12, 2015. Noble Partner is an exercise in support of Georgia's contribution of a light infantry company to the NATO Response Force.