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321st STS Air Commandos in action

3:38 PM3/13/2015
U.S. Air Force air commandos assigned to the 321st Special Tactics Squadron on RAF Mildenhall, prepare to tactically enter a building during an exercise March 4, 2015, in Sculthorpe, England. Special Tactics Airmen are highly trained to conduct combat search and rescue in hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released)
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BLAC ICE - Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials

5:00 PM6/2/2015
U.S. and European security forces discuss their strategy prior to breaching a hardened facility during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials -- or BLAC ICE is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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BLAC ICE - Tactics, Techniques & Procedures

5:05 PM6/2/2015
A U.S. Air Force security forces Airman secures the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials -- or BLAC ICE is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Saber Strike 15 - Paladins in Poland

10:35 AM6/22/2015
Soldiers with C Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, fire a Paladin M109A6 Artillery System June 18, 2015 at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland during Saber Strike 15. Encompassing more than 6,000 participants from 13 different nations, Saber Strike is a longstanding U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise. Designed to improve joint operational capability in a range of missions as well as preparing the participating nations and units to support multinational contingency operations, this year's exercise takes place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
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Saber Strike 15 - Apaches take Flight

10:48 AM6/22/2015
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade take off in a Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter June 18, 2015, in Mirosławiec, Poland, during Saber Strike 15. Encompassing more than 6,000 participants from 13 different nations, Saber Strike is a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise. Designed to improve joint operational capability in a range of missions as well as preparing the participating nations and units to support multinational contingency operations, this year's exercise takes place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Marcus Floyd, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
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Air Commando Exercise: RAF Sculthorpe

2:05 PM7/2/2015
A Combat Rescue Officer from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron scans the perimeter while participating in an exercise June 25, 2015, at RAF Sculthorpe in Norfolk, England. Combat Rescue Officers, CRO’s, organize and strategize recovery missions, train and equip rescue personnel and manage and develop survival skills programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor)
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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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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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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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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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Multinational Battle Group-East hosts Best Warrior Competition

10:10 AM7/13/2016
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - The top eight Soldiers and non-commissioned officers, deployed to Kosovo, with the Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E), came together on Camp Bondsteel to compete for the title of ‘Best Warrior’ July 9-10.
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10:20 AM7/13/2016
Sgt. Dalvin Carr, an infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, returns fire against a simulated enemy during day one of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:21 AM7/13/2016
Sgt. Dalvin Carr, an infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducts first aid on a simulated casualty during day one of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:22 AM7/13/2016
Spc. Gary Onate, a signal support specialist assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, returns fire against a simulated enemy during day one of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:24 AM7/13/2016
Spc. Autumn Ladines, a crew chief with the Arizona Army National Guard deployed to Kosovo with the Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, assembles an M4 rifle, while a thick cloud of smoke limits her visibility during the stress shoot portion of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 10. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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10:24 AM7/13/2016
Staff Sgt. Oscar Morales, an infantryman and Arizona Army National Guardsman assigned to the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment, navigates through a field of high brush during the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:24 AM7/13/2016
Spc. Autumn Ladines, a crew chief with the Arizona Army National Guard deployed to Kosovo with the Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, fires at a 25-meter target during the stress shoot portion of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 10. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:25 AM7/13/2016
Spc. Autumn Ladines, a crew chief with the Arizona National Guard deployed to Kosovo with the Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, navigates through a tree line during the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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10:25 AM7/13/2016
Sgt Dalvin Carr, an infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, through a heavy patch of brush during day one of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:40 AM7/13/2016
Sgt. Andrew Couchenour, an intelligence NCO and Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman deployed to Kosovo with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, assembles an M4 rifle, while a thick cloud of smoke limits his visibility during the stress shoot portion of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 10. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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10:40 AM7/13/2016
Staff Sgt. Oscar Morales, an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment, helps an injured Soldier navigate to safety during day one of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:40 AM7/13/2016
Staff Sgt. Oscar Morales, an infantryman and Arizona Army National Guardsman assigned to the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment, conducts a 12-mile ruck march on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, during the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition July 10. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:41 AM7/13/2016
Sgt. Matthew Peters, a laboratory specialist assigned to the 28th Combat Support Hospital, navigates through a field of high brush during a patrol on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. Peters was one of four Soldiers to compete in the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior competition. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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10:49 AM7/13/2016
Pfc. Jordan White, an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team pulls security for his squad during the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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10:49 AM7/13/2016
Staff Sgt. Oscar Morales, an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment, navigates through a field of high brush during the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:50 AM7/13/2016
Sgt. Andrew Couchenour, an Intelligence NCO assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, calls in a nine-line medevac during day one of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs
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10:50 AM7/13/2016
Pfc. Jordan White, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, establishes terrain association during the land navigation portion of the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 10. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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10:50 AM7/13/2016
Spc. Autumn Ladines, a crew chief with the Arizona National Guard deployed to Kosovo with the Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, navigates through a tree line during the Multinational Battle Group-East's Best Warrior Competition held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 9. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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10:50 AM7/13/2016
Soldiers from the Multinational Battle Group-East kick off day one of the Best Warrior Competition, July 9, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Day one consists of a physical fitness test, situational training lanes and a writing exam. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

9:36 AM7/26/2016
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Soldiers from the 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division joined Soldiers from 11 NATO countries and one Partner for Peace country for an International Bridge Assessment Course at Ingolstadt, Germany July 11.
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NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

9:46 AM7/26/2016
Staff Sgt. Craig Pruden, a combat engineer with 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, listens as German Soldiers talk about different equipment they use to assess bridges during a an International Bridge Assessment Course at Ingolstadt, Germany July 12. The course, a bilateral project from the Belgian and German engineer schools, supported by the Military Engineering Centre of Excellence, aims to inform Soldiers on the different existing bridge assessment methods.
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NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

9:46 AM7/26/2016
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Graham Hill, an engineer with the 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, works with a German Soldier to assess a bridge near Ingolstadt, Germany July 14 as part of an International Bridge Assessment Course. The Soldiers used different bridge assessment methods and later compared the Military Load Classifications to see the difference in how each country assesses a bridge.
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NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

9:47 AM7/26/2016
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Graham Hill, an engineer with the 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, helps a German Soldier get out of a creek as they assess a bridge near Ingolstadt, Germany July 14. Soldiers from the battalion joined engineers from 11 NATO countries and a Partner for Peace country for an International Bridge Assessment Course aimed at informing Soldiers on the different existing bridge assessment methods.
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NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

9:47 AM7/26/2016
Staff Sgt. Kwayne Huggins, a combat engineer with 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, scans a bridge to locate and assess the steel reinforcement as part of a bridge assessment near Ingolstadt, Germany July 14. Soldiers from the battalion joined engineers from ten NATO countries for an International Bridge Assessment Course to inform Soldiers on the different existing bridge assessment methods.
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NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

9:47 AM7/26/2016
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Katelynn Clark (center), an assistant operations officer for the 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, listens as a Belgian officer talks about different equipment they use to assess bridges during a an International Bridge Assessment Course at Ingolstadt, Germany July 12. The course, a bilateral project from the Belgian and German engineer schools, supported by the Military Engineering Centre of Excellence, aims to inform Soldiers on the different existing bridge assessment methods.
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Junior Leaders Train in Kosovo

1:37 PM7/28/2016
Soldiers and leaders currently deployed to Kosovo with the 1-41 Inf. Regt., came together for a squad-level situational training exercise (STX) in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016.
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:54 PM7/28/2016
Staff Sgt. Daniel Dalton, squad leader with the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, shouts directions to his team during a squad level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:54 PM7/28/2016
Spc. Timothy Squires, an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, scans his sector of fire for any movement during a squad-level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:53 PM7/28/2016
Staff Sgt. Daniel Dalton, squad leader with the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, assigns security positions to his team during a squad-level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:54 PM7/28/2016
A Polish soldier, serving with the Multinational Battle Group-East, hides and waits to engage U.S. Soldiers, from the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, during a squad-level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:54 PM7/28/2016
Staff Sgt. Daniel Dalton, squad leader with the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, patrols a ridge line during a squad-level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:55 PM7/28/2016
Pfc. Joshua Jones, an infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, patrols a ridge line during a squad-level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Infantrymen develop junior leaders during situational training exercise

1:55 PM7/28/2016
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, get on line and engage an enemy target during a squad-level situational training exercise held in Dumnice, Kosovo, July 25, 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to train individual squad movements in preparation for a larger scale operation deemed Iron Eagle, later this year. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Saxon Warrior 2017 Kicked Off

1:27 PM8/1/2017
U.S. & U.K. co-hosted, joint multinational maritime exercise to demonstrate Allied combat capability and interoperability.
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Saxon Warrior 2017 Kicked Off

1:37 PM8/1/2017
170721-N-AJ467-184 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 22, 2017) Officers from the U.K. Carrier Strike Group Staff tour the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The officers are embarked in preparation for Exercise Saxon Warrior, a keystone exercise as the U.K. prepares for the arrival of the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The GHWB and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien Weigel/Released)
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Saxon Warrior 2017 Kicked Off

1:39 PM8/1/2017
170721-N-AJ467-382 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 22, 2017) Carrier Strike Group 2 Chief of Staff Capt. Erik Nilsson discusses flight operations with U.K. Carrier Strike Group Chief of Staff Capt. Ken Houlberg aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Officers from the UKCSG are embarked in preparation for Exercise Saxon Warrior, a keystone exercise as the U.K. prepares for the arrival of the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The GHWB and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien Weigel/Released)
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Saxon Warrior 2017 Kicked Off

1:41 PM8/1/2017
170721-N-AJ467-240 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 22, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Winston Cotterell, aircraft handling officer aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), explains flight deck operations to Royal Navy (RN) Lt. Cdr. James Capps and RN Lt. Marian Taylor, both from the U.K. Carrier Strike Group, in Flight Deck Control. The officers from the UKCSG are embarked in preparation for Exercise Saxon Warrior, a keystone exercise as the U.K. prepares for the arrival of the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The GHWB and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien Weigel/Released)
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Saxon Warrior 2017 Kicked Off

1:46 PM8/1/2017
170719-N-NG136-026 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 19, 2017) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Nigel Chapman directs aircraft during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary Wickline/Released)
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