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BALTOPS 2015 - Cooperate to Communicate

1:28 PM6/15/2015
U.S. Army soldiers discuss field communications techniques and equipment with sailors aboard USS San Antonio LPD-17 June 12, during Baltic Operations 2015 (BALTOPS). BALTOPS is an annual multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve among allied and partnered forces to defend the Baltic region. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam C. Stapleton.)
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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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116th CBCT moves equipment by land and sea for Saber Guardian

11:51 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania -- In November of 1990, as the United States and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. said, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war." While it may be the hard part of fighting a war, it is also the hard part of conducting an exercise; especially one half-way around the world.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania – Tanks belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles arrived in Romania on June 19 at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of Partnership for Peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania - A U.S. Soldier guides an M88 Hercules Recovery Vehicle as it backs-up along a dirt road in Viola, Romania July 5. The vehicle, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard is in Romania to be used during Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which starts July 27. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CONSTANTA, Romania – Two American Soldiers walk through the Port of Constanta June 25. The Soldiers, members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard, are in Romania to take part in Exercise Saber Guardian 16. Their equipment was shipped via rail from Idaho and Montana to Charleston Harbor, S.C. where it was loaded on a ship bound for Romania. Once the boat arrived in Romania it was offloaded by the Soldiers and shipped, again, by rail, to Cincu, Romania where the exercise will be held. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CONSTANTA, Romania - A U.S. Soldier guides M1A2 Abrams Tanks through the Port of Constanta June 25. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard, arrived in Romania June 20, 2016 after being shipped via transport ship from Charleston Harbor, S.C. After being unloaded from the ship, the tanks were shipped via railcar to Cincu, Romania where they will be used by the brigade during Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which starts July 27. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:58 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania – Vehicles belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles arrived in Romania on June 19 at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of Partnership for Peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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New York Air National Guard Airmen hone cold weather flying skills and support science research in Greenland

12:14 PM7/12/2016
KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND--Two hundred New York Air National Guard members are rotating into and out of Greenland this summer to support National Science Foundation research on the ice cap here, while also preparing for Antarctic deployments in the fall.
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12:21 PM7/12/2016
A New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 "Skibird" is loaded at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on June 28, 2016.Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months transporting fuel, supplies and passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Major Corine Lombardo/Released)
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12:21 PM7/12/2016
New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Jones, 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 "Skibird" Loadmaster clears snow from a pallet being uploaded onto a LC-130 "Skibird at Camp Raven, Greenland, on June 28, 2016.An LC-130 "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, lands at Camp Raven, Greenland, near the DYE-2 site, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season.
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12:21 PM7/12/2016
An LC-130 "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, lands at Camp Raven, Greenland, near the DYE-2 site, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months, transporting fuel, supplies and passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Major Corine Lombardo/Released)
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12:21 PM7/12/2016
An LC-130 "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scoita, New York, at Camp Raven, Greenland, near the DYE-2 site, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months, supplying fuel and supplies and transporting passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)
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12:45 PM7/12/2016
LC-130 "Skibirds" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scoita, New York, sit on the runway at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on June 27, 2016. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months, supplying fuel and supplies and transporting passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)
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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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