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Exercise Noble Partner Underway

11:04 AM5/13/2015
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.
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Stability, Security & Trust

11:33 AM6/10/2015
U.S. Marine Sgt. Steven Mashburn, a squad leader with Black Sea Rotational Force, right, holds the American flag during the opening ceremony for Exercise Saber Strike at the Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, June 8, 2015. The exercise brings NATO and other partner nations together for a multilateral training event designed to promote regional stability and security, strengthen partnerships, and foster trust. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
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Fearless Guardian Graduation Ceremony

12:44 PM6/19/2015
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)
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Soldiers Stand Together

10:18 AM1/26/2016
In front of a formation of two allied nations, a Polish and American soldier stand side by side bearing their country’s colors before an opening of training ceremony recognizing the partnership between the two participating units, K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the 12th Mechanized Brigade, Polish Army, Jan. 18, at Konotop, Poland. Following the ceremony, 3-2 Cavalry Soldiers conducted squad-level training alongside Polish allies in support of Atlantic Resolve, a multinational demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paige Behringer, 10th Press Camp Headquarters)
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Rapid Trident 16 Concludes with Closing Ceremony

1:33 PM7/12/2016
YAVORIV, Ukraine – Exercise Rapid Trident 16 concluded today with a closing ceremony held at the parade grounds at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The exercise is a multinational exercise designed to support military cooperation among Ukraine, the U.S., and 11 other Allied and partner nations involving about 2,000 military members which was held from June 27 – July 8.
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1:53 PM7/12/2016
Ukrainian Lt. Gen. Pavlo Tkachuk, the Chief of the Ukrianian National Military Academy prepares to return the salute of a U.S. Soldier during the closing ceremony for Exercise Rapid Trident 16 in Yavoriv, Ukraine July 8, 2016. The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27 - July 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes/Released)
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3:02 PM7/12/2016
Col. Nick Ducich, the commander of the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine addresses multinational Soldiers during the closing ceremony for Exercise Rapid Trident 16 in Yavoriv, Ukraine July 8, 2016. The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27 - July 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes/Released)
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United States European Command Image

3:19 PM7/12/2016
A Ukrainian Armed Forces Chaplain and Ukrainian National Guard Soldiers finish a prayer at the closing ceremony for Exercise Rapid Trident 16 in Yavoriv, Ukraine July 8, 2016. The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27 - July 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes/Released)
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United States European Command Image

3:29 PM7/12/2016
A Ukrainian soldier salutes as the Ukrainian flag is lowered during the closing ceremony for Exercise Rapid Trident 16 in Yavoriv, Ukraine July 8, 2016. The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27 - July 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes/Released)
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

5:57 PM6/7/2017
All throughout the Normandy region of France, soldiers, leaders, and enthusiasts gather alike all week long to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

1:58 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

1:59 PM6/8/2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a comemmorative D-Day jump near St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:01 PM6/8/2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division serve as Color Guard for the "Iron Mike" dedication in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:02 PM6/8/2017
The "Iron Mike" memorial in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:03 PM6/8/2017
The USAREUR Band performs while soldiers of the 82nd Airborne division participate in a commemorative D-Day jump. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:04 PM6/8/2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a comemmorative D-Day jump near St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:05 PM6/8/2017
SACEUR General Michael Scaparotti & Charles Schmidt, National Commander of the American Legion, unveil a memorial to "Iron Mike" in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:06 PM6/8/2017
Drum Major Staff Sgt. Redentor Aledia stands with the "Iron Mike" memorial in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:07 PM6/8/2017
The USAREUR Band participates in the "Iron Mike" memorial dedication in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:08 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:10 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:10 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:37 PM6/8/2017
Berets and wreaths. MONTEBOURG, France--More than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers, join the commanding general, French compatriots and people of Montebourg, France, during a march from the town center to the town's World War II memorial wall. Select Soldiers from "Fighting Eagles," 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march to the memorial dedication hosted by Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., Monteburg civic leaders, French compatriots and veterans. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe, conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The last time the 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt. deployed to Europe the Fighting Eagle Soldiers landed at Utah Beach with the Assault Division on D-Day in 1944. The 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., currently stationed in Romania, sent Soldiers who had recently earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge during testing earlier this year. The Soldiers served as guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:40 PM6/8/2017
Get in Step. MONTEBOURG, France--First Sgt. Ernest Ramirez, center, first sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, marches more than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers through Montebourg, France, following a ceremony honoring the 4th Inf. Div.'s role in the liberation of Normandy, June 3, 2017. Ramirez and the "Fighting Eagles" Soldiers of 3rd ABCT, attended a dedication ceremony for a memorial in the town's center with Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s assault at Utah Beach and the following liberation of Montebourg. Select Soldiers from 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the dedication ceremony at Montebourg's World War II memorial, and dinner hosted by township's civic leaders. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The Soldiers were guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:42 PM6/8/2017
March in remembrance. MONTEBOURG, France--The commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division leads U.S. Army Soldiers deployed and serving in Europe marching to the World War II monument in Montebourg, France, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, June 3, 2017. More than 100 Soldiers, joined the commanding general, French compatriots and people of Montebourg, during a march from the town center to the memorial wall. Select Soldiers from the "Fighting Eagles" 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the memorial dedication ceremony and dinner hosted by Montebourg civic leaders. "Today, we remember those sacrifices and honor the courage of the 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers and our Allies who fought here in Montebourg, the first significant objective off of Utah Beach, where nearly a yearlong advance began to liberate the continent," said Gonsalves, dedicating the memorial to the Soldiers who led the Allied-invasion into German-occupied Europe. Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg within 23 days. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7th MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:57 PM6/8/2017
Montebourg World War II Memorial. MONTEBOURG, France--Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves marked the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s D-Day landing with U.S. Army Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, during a dedication ceremony for Motnebourg's World War II memorial wall in the heart of the city center. Gonsalves joined the Deputy of the Manche Phillipe Gosselin and Mayor Jean-Pierre Mauquest to unveil the placard adorning a wall from the ruined 15th century fortress of St. Marcouf-Les-Gougins. The monument was set in the town center in honor of the U.S. Army Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. who liberated Montebourg June 19, 1944, after 15 days of fighting.Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg in 23 days. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7th MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

3:03 PM6/8/2017
Render Honors. MONTEBOURG, France--Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, pays honor to Ivy Division Soldiers who served during World War II at a memorial dedication in Montebourg, France, June 3, 2017. Gonsalves joined the Deputy of the Manche Phillipe Gosselin and Mayor Jean-Pierre Mauquest to unveil the placard adorning a wall from the ruined 15th century fortress of St. Marcouf-Les-Gougins. The monument was set in the town center in honor of the U.S. Army Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. who liberated Montebourg June 19, 1944, after 15 days of fighting.Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg in 23 days. "The stories of their bravery, of their generoisty, and of their leadership is more relevant now than it has ever been," Gonsalves told the city's hosts Deputy of the Manche and the mayor of Montebourg, distinguised guests, veterans and compatriots. "It is up to us, today's generation, to carry that legacy into the future. Today, together, we pledge to do so and reaffirm our commitment as a free people that tyranny must be met with resolve, and that liberty is always the achievement of courage," said Gonsalves. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)
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Memorial Day 2019

4:14 PM5/27/2019
Major General Andrew Rohling, Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Europe, lays a wreath to commemorate the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country during WWII at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 24, 2019. Throughout the course of U.S. history, service members have paid the ultimate price in defense of our Nation. Memorial Day is a time to honor their sacrifice and remember their legacy. This Memorial Day weekend, service members from United States European Command will participate in ceremonies at 21 American WWI and WWII military cemeteries across Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of WWII. The partnerships forged 75 years ago endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to European allies and partners.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/1/2019
Members of Team Ramstein exit from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, May 30, 2019. The men and women of the U.S. military remain forever indebted to World War II veterans who demonstrated selfless service and sacrifice that characterize the greatest generation in denfense of global peace and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann)
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