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Platinum Eagle 15 - Feel the Firepower

3:59 PM5/21/2015
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force fire a FGM-148 Javelin at Babadag Training Area, Romania, May 19. U.S. Marines, Romanian and Bulgarian service members trained in the use of anti-armor weapon systems on the opening day of Platinum Eagle 15. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Smith)
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Platinum Eagle 15 - Ospreys Overhead

4:23 PM5/29/2015
U.S. Marine MV-22B Ospreys from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa departed Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania, with a platoon of Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force to support a multilateral training exercise during Platinum Eagle 15, May 26, 2015. The Ospreys left Morón Air Base, Spain, earlier in the week, and arrived to work with their allies from the Bulgarian and Romanian armed forces. The Ospreys delivered the Marines to the Babadag Training Area, where they demonstrated their ability to conduct security operations. The training represents the first time Ospreys have conducted multilateral training in Romania, where members of BSRF have established a growing relationship with partner Romanian forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
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M1A2 Abrams in Bulgaria - First Live Fire Exercise

4:24 PM6/25/2015
Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, participate in a live-fire tank shoot firing the first ever rounds fired by a U.S. M1A2 tanks in Bulgaria at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 24. Transported as part of a tank section from Germany to Bulgaria, the Abrams tank will be used by soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, alongside Bulgarian soldiers from the 6th Brigade Battle Group, during a live-fire exercise during Operation Speed and Power during Kabile 15 as part of Atlantic Resolve-South. Operation Speed and Power is a joint training exercise which demonstrates U.S. Army Europe's preparedness to deliver strategic effect in Atlantic Resolve-South by showcasing the freedom of movement to maneuver and fire M1A2 Abrams anywhere along the Eastern Flank. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
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M1A2 Abrams in Bulgaria - First Live Fire Exercise

4:35 PM6/25/2015
Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, participate in a tank shoot rehearsal as preparation for a live-fire tank shoot at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 24. Transported as part of a tank section from Germany to Bulgaria, the Abrams tank will be used by soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, alongside Bulgarian soldiers from the 6th Brigade Battle Group, during a live-fire exercise during Operation Speed and Power during Kabile 15 as part of Atlantic Resolve-South. Operation Speed and Power is a joint training exercise which demonstrates U.S. Army Europe's preparedness to deliver strategic effect in Atlantic Resolve-South by showcasing the freedom of movement to maneuver and fire M1A2 Abrams anywhere along the Eastern Flank. This ability enables the NATO allies to defend themselves against all threats, and shows that the alliance remains ready to defend itself anywhere at any time. (Photo taken with video camera)
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Black Sea Rotational Force: Fire the TOW

12:15 PM7/13/2015
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gordon Kwei, anti-tank missile man with Weapons Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, fires the tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missile (TOW), while Staff Sgt. Wayne Edmiston, combat correspondent with Black Sea Rotational Force, records it during the combined anti-armor team sustainment training for Exercise Platinum Lion 15-3, July 8 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. The Marines launched 10 TOW missiles fired from M41 Sabers mounted to the turrets of Humvees. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force and service members from Bulgaria, Romania, the United Kingdom and Albania are conducting the two-week exercise to promote regional cooperation and foster interoperability in order to combat security threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
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US, Romanian and Bulgarian Forces Conduct Multilateral Exercise

3:22 PM1/14/2016
U.S. Marines with the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force familiarize Bulgarian Soldiers with the M-777 Howitzer artillery cannon during Platinum Lion 16-2 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 7, 2016. Exercise Platinum Lion increases readiness and demonstrates our collective ability to operate as a single force committed to protecting the sovereignty of NATO allies and other European partners. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
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U.S. Marine armor, weapons arrive in Bulgaria

2:11 PM3/30/2016
U.S. Marine tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles have arrived in Bulgaria to support NATO allies and international partner countries. The heavy equipment, assigned to the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, arrived in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Aug. 25, 2015. The tanks, artillery, and light armored reconnaissance vehicles were loaded on trains and moved across Europe demonstrating our allies’ and international partners’ ability to move heavy equipment across the region to support operations during a crisis. The equipment will allow the Marines to participate in mechanized regional multinational exercises in Eastern Europe.
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SWIFT RESPONSE 16

5:36 PM7/13/2016
U.S. Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepare for movement during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. Exercise Swift Response is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world. Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bryan Rankin/Released)
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4:08 PM7/18/2016
A Trooper from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division observes a Hungarian Soldier engage a target during a stress at Camp Ujamajor, Hungary July 13, 2016. The Troopers are in Hungary as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective defense of Europe through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of our dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.
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5:04 PM7/18/2016
Troopers from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division do 3-5 second buddy rushes during a stress shoot at Camp Ujamajor, Hungary July 13, 2016. The Troopers are in Hungary as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective defense of Europe through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of our dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.
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5:08 PM7/18/2016
Hungarian Soldiers carry a weighted casualty litter to help elevate their heartrate before engaging targets during a stress shoot at Camp Ujamajor, Hungary July 13, 2016. The Troopers are in Hungary as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective defense of Europe through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of our dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.
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5:21 PM7/18/2016
Troopers from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division observe Hungarian Soldiers as they engage targets during a stress at Camp Ujamajor, Hungary July 13, 2016. The Troopers are in Hungary as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective defense of Europe through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of our dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.
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Anvil Company Preps for training in Bulgaria

2:49 PM7/25/2016
NOVO SELO TRAINIG AREA, Bulgaria – The Soldiers of Anvil Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment have rolled out to the fields of Bulgaria, July 21, 2016 to conduct an 11-day field exercise consisting of platoon and company level situational training exercises (STX).
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2:55 PM7/25/2016
NOVO SELO TRAINIG AREA, Bulgaria – SPC Jonathan Cyr, Anvil Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment looks up from the hull of his tank July 21, 2016 as he gets ready to head out to the field with his company. The unit will spend 11-days in the field conducting platoon and company level situational training exercises (STX). 1st Bn., 64th Arm. Rgmt. is in Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. led effort in Eastern Europe that demonstrates U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and enduring peace and stability in the region.
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2:58 PM7/25/2016
NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria – Sgt. Ruben Casiano, (right) checks to make sure that Spc. Felix Munoz’s MILES gear is working properly July 21, 2016 before the soldiers head out to the field for an 11-day training exercise. MILES gear is a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System that uses lasers and blank cartridges to simulate battle. 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment is in Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. led effort in Eastern Europe that demonstrates U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and enduring peace and stability in the region.
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2:58 PM7/25/2016
NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria – Spc. Jonathan Cyr, Anvil Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment mounts a 50 caliber machine gun onto a M1A2 Abrams tank, July 21, 2016 before heading out to the field for training. 1st Bn., 64th Arm. Rgmt. is in Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. led effort in Eastern Europe that demonstrates U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and enduring peace and stability in the region.
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2:58 PM7/25/2016
NOVO SELO TRAINIG AREA, Bulgaria – Tanks belonging to Anvil Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment head out to the field, July 21, 2016 to begin an 11-day training exercise. 1st Bn., 64th Arm. Rgmt. is in Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. led effort in Eastern Europe that demonstrates U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and enduring peace and stability in the region.
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3:33 PM7/25/2016
A M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment scans for targets during a section gunnery qualification at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21. The squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables as they build up to a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in August.
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3:49 PM7/25/2016
A M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment conducts maneuvers as part of a section gunnery qualification at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21. The squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables as they build up to a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in August.
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4:06 PM7/25/2016
A M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment conducts maneuvers as part of a section gunnery qualification at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21. The squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables as they build up to a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in August.
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Healing War

11:27 AM8/11/2016
Staff Sgt. Brad Foster, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team out of Pendleton, Oregon, watches the night sky on top of an M113 Medical Evacuation Vehicle during Exercise Saber Guardian 16 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania. Saber Guardian is a multinational military exercise involving approximately 2,800 military personnel from ten nations including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy Jackson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard).
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

12:58 PM8/25/2016
Airman from all three units of the Tennessee Air National Guard (118th Wing, 164th Airlift Wing, 134th Air Refueling Wing) and Soldiers from the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, deployed to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria in Aug., 2016
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:20 PM8/25/2016
Soldiers from the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, fill water trucks from a holding pond while free range cattle bathe Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Local cattle and sheep herders regularly herd thier animals across NSTA. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:19 PM8/25/2016
1st Sgt. Mike Ilko, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, shares bottled water with a young cattle herder Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Local cattle and sheep herders regularly herd thier animals across NSTA. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:19 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, construct lightening protection grid work for the Ammo Holding Area, better known as the AHA, Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:20 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, and the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, install lighting foundations at the Ammo Holding Area, better known as the AHA, Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:20 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, construct lightening protection grid work for the Ammo Holding Area, better known as the AHA, Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:20 PM8/25/2016
Master Sgt. Rebecca Fraley, medic for the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, construct lightening protection grid work for the Ammo Holding Area, better known as the AHA, Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:20 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, construct lightening protection grid work for the Ammo Holding Area, better known as the AHA, Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:21 PM8/25/2016
1st Sgt. Michael Parson, 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, clears rocks for a foundation for the Ammo Holding Area, better known as the AHA, Aug. 16, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:21 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, stand at parade rest at a sunrise formation as Army Soldiers do their morning PT Aug. 15, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:22 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, stand at parade rest at a sunrise formation Aug. 15, 2016, while deployed to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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4:17 PM8/25/2016
Staff Sgt. Zack Allen, 118th Mission Support Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, stands at parade rest during an early formation Aug. 15, 2016, while deployed to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:22 PM8/25/2016
Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Sherry Holman, S-1, 194th EN BDE, Tennessee Army National Guard and Capt. Stephanie McKeen, 134th Public Affairs Officer, Tennessee Air National Guard, discuss the days tasks at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria Aug. 10, 2016. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:23 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Civil Engineer Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, install lightening protection at a pavilion Aug. 10, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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Tennessee National Guard Serves with State Partner Bulgaria

4:23 PM8/25/2016
Airmen from the 118th Civil Engineer Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, install lightening protection at a pavilion Aug. 10, 2016, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on rotations to complete thier portions of projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 16, an ongoing operation of military construction to build up Eastern European base infrastructure and help strengthen ties between Tennessee's state partnership with Bulgaria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kendra M. Owenby, 134 ARW Public Affairs)
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11:05 AM9/13/2016
A hydraulic excavator operated by military engineers from the 841st Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve moves rock near a road under construction on July 6, 2016 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria during Operation Resolute Castle 2016. Soldiers from the 841st Engineer Battalion spent the summer of 2016 working with service members from the Tennessee Army National Guard and Mississippi Army National Guard to improve a tank training range and ammunition holding area in Bulgaria. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Kimberlee Lewis, 841st Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve)
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:21 PM7/10/2017
Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:25 PM7/10/2017
CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st battalion, 66th armored regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team set up their M1 Abram Tanks during Getica Saber 17, July 10, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:26 PM7/10/2017
CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st battalion, 66th armored regiment, 3rdArmored Brigade Combat Team setup their M1 Abram Tanks during Getica Saber 17, July 10, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:27 PM7/10/2017
CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st battalion, 66th armored regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team speaks with Soldiers of the Romanian army during Getica Saber 17, July 10, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

1:44 PM7/21/2017
Saber Guardian is an annual, U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise, which takes place during the month of July in numerous locations across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania, and is co-hosted by the land force components in those countries. Saber Guardian is the largest in size and scope since its inception in 2013. Though it is not a NATO exercise, hosting nations are all NATO members.
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

1:54 PM7/21/2017
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev greets and thanks U.S. Army tankers with 3rd Brigade, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment who participated in a combined arms live fire exercise July 20, 2017 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria during exercise Saber Guardian 17. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tyler Meister)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

1:57 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army Spc. Tyrone Hodges, a radio operator with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, leads a satellite class for multinational service members from Bulgaria, Romania and Hungry at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria on July 12. Hodges is one of 22 service members who built and maintain the command network for exercise Saber Guardian 17, a multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members and 22 allied and partner nations.
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:01 PM7/21/2017
A Romanian sailor provides covering fire for his fellow sailors who carry a rubber dinghy to conduct a river crossing exercise rehearsal during Saber Guardian 17 over the Danube River, Bordusani, Romania, July 15, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Villareal/Released)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:05 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army soldier with 1st battalion, 8th infantry regiment, 3rd armored brigade combat team, 4th infantry division prepare to breech a room during urban operations training for the 2017 Saber Guardian Exercise at Koren, Bulgaria, July 15, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-Led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S Army photo by SPC Winterlyn Patterson)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:08 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army Cpt. Mark Buhl, left, commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson, Colorado, discusses the next plan of attack with his Soldiers during situational tactical training during exercise Saber Guardian 17 at Novo Selo Training Base, Bulgaria, July 15, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Elker)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:36 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, speaks with Serbian medical professionals with the Balkan Medical Task Force during mass casualty medical training July 16, 2017, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, as part of exercise Saber Guardian 17. Hodges instilled the importance and great impact our NATO allies have on enhancing training opportunities in order to develop a stronger Europe. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tyler Meister)
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

12:49 PM7/24/2017
1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, currently assigned to Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), worked alongside Soldiers from the Bulgarian Land Forces and 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, during a combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX) titled Peace Sentinel in Koren, Bulgaria, July 19-20.
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

1:59 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache helicopter from C Company, 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, flies towards an objective during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-412
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:02 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache from C Company, 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, assaults an objective at Koren, Bulgaria, during a combined arms live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel on July 15. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-432
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:04 PM7/24/2017
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, fires on enemy forces during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-446
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:07 PM7/24/2017
Bradley Fighting Vehicles from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, defends a position during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-446
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:25 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache helicopter flies low behind a line of flags during a training area titled Peace Sentinel in Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-436
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:29 PM7/24/2017
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, defends a position during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-443
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:32 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache helicopter from C Company, 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, hovers during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 17. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-396
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:41 PM7/24/2017
A line of flags at a training area in Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19 during exercise Peace Sentinel, a combined arms live fire exercise between Bulgarian Land Forces, 4th Infantry Division, and 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, as part of a larger exercise. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-123
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:44 PM7/24/2017
A Bulgarian Land Forces tank moves to an objective during a combined arms live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-295
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

11:29 AM9/27/2019
Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, sit on the ramp prior to a flight at Plovdiv Airport in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. Airmen and aircraft from the 37th AS arrived in Bulgaria on Sept. 23, to kick off exercise Thracian Fall 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

11:29 AM9/27/2019
A Bulgarian jumper performs a static-line jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. The military free fall course is a central focus of Thracian Fall 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

11:29 AM9/27/2019
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Hutton, a loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, waits on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules for the next load of jumpers in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. The military free fall course is a central focus of Thracian Fall 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

11:30 AM9/27/2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy Robinson, a C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, looks on as a jumpmaster inspects weather conditions prior to a jump over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. Thracian Fall is a flying training deployment meant to increase interoperability between the U.S. Air Force and the Bulgarian air force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

11:30 AM9/27/2019
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Pickering, an aircraft parts store journeyman assigned to the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, conducts an inventory of consumable maintenance supplies at Plovdiv Airport in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24, 2019. Airmen from the 86th LRS ensure that supplies are tracked and transported correctly during Thracian Fall 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

11:29 AM9/27/2019
Airmen and aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron arrived at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 23, to kick-off exercise Thracian Fall 2019.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment to conduct training in Bulgaria

12:00 AM2/17/2022
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Bulgaria stands up multinational battle group

9:39 AM3/20/2022
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Bulgaria stands up multinational battle group

9:51 AM3/20/2022
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III speaks to Soldiers assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Bulgaria on March 18, 2022. (DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)
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Bulgaria stands up multinational battle group

9:56 AM3/20/2022
An honor guard welcomes Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III as he arrives in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 18, 2022. (DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)
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