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U.S. and Romanian Airmen work side-by-side for Dacian Warhawk

3:22 PM3/20/2015
Senior Airman David Vogt, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technician, ensures proper connection for the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing at Campia Turzii, Romania, March 16, 2015. The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing participated in Dacian Warhawk, which featured U.S. and Romanian Airmen working side-by-side to establish a base and conduct both ground and air operations with NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)
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480th Falcons fly in Dacian Warhawk

3:21 PM3/25/2015
A 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is readied for flight during the first goes of exercise Dacian Warhawk at Campia Turzii, Romania, March 16, 2015. The exercise provides an opportunity for both pilots and support Airmen to work together with Romanian Airmen to strengthen the relationship between nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)
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U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine speaks at an inauguration ceremony for the Vinnytsia Community Education Center

5:00 PM5/5/2015
Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine speaks at an inauguration ceremony for the Vinnytsia Community Education Center April 27, 2015. The center was previously an unoccupied building which was renovated by U.S. European Command (EUCOM) in cooperation with the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and local Ukrainian government and non-goverment agencies. The project coordination began in 2012 by local non-government organizations working to provide education, training and protection to socially vulnerable sectors of the community to prevent human trafficking. (U.S. European Command photo by Master Sgt. Charles D. Larkin Sr./RELEASED)
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U.S. European Command surgeon general receives a ceremonial gift from Ukrainian school

5:47 PM5/5/2015
Col. John Mitchell, U.S. European Command surgeon general, receives a ceremonial gift of bread during the start of a ceremony at School #16 April 27, 2015. The school received office furniture, such as desks, tables and chairs donated by U.S. Department of Defense, European Command (EUCOM) in cooperation with the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ukraine. The property transfer coordination began in 2012 at EUCOM to provide infrastructure improvement for the school, which is attended by nearly 1,200 students. (U.S. European Command photo by Master Sgt. Charles D. Larkin Sr./RELEASED)
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Office of Defense Cooperation chief signs a property transfer letter during a ceremony

5:33 PM5/5/2015
Col. Cynthia Matuskevich, Office of Defense Cooperation chief, signs a property transfer letter during a ceremony at School #16 April 27, 2015. The school received office furniture, such as desks, tables and chairs, donated by U.S. Department of Defense, European Command (EUCOM) in cooperation with the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ukraine. The property transfer coordination began in 2012 at EUCOM to provide infrastructure improvement for the school, which is attended by nearly 1,200 students. (U.S. European Command photo by Master Sgt. Charles D. Larkin Sr./RELEASED)
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Cavalry March - Bird's Eye View

9:15 AM5/14/2015
Stryker Combat Vehicles belonging to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, along with Romanian tactical vehicles belonging to the Romanian Land Forces, are put on display for spectators in Ploiesti, Romania, during the unit's demonstration of partnership with its NATO allies while participating the squadron's Cavalry March from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base to the Cincu Training Center, May 13, 2015. This event will not only focus on transporting Troopers and their equipment to a new Romanian Training Facility, but it will also give the unit a chance to interact with the local populace while improving on relations with their host nation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve-South. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner/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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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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BALTOPS 2015 - Aboard the HMS Ocean

11:09 AM6/22/2015
The United Kingdom’s Royal Navy’s flagship, the HMS Ocean, positioned herself alongside other ships during the photo exercise showcasing the amphibious assets for BALTOPS 2015, June 8, 2015. The exercise is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
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Mortar training during Fearless Guardian

11:54 AM12/1/2015
A mortarman with the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade makes adjustments to his 81-millimeter mortar system during Fearless Guardian April 25, 2015 in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The 173rd Airborne Brigade will train several battalions of Ukraine's newly-established National Guard over a six-month period at the request of the Ukrainian government. (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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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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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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4:59 PM7/12/2016
Staff Sgt. Amanda Turnwald, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron engineering assistant, marks a measurement on a piece of rock wool insulation at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 23, 2016. The school is currently undergoing a Humanitarian-civic assistance project to provide the school with up to date renovations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:05 PM7/12/2016
Corporal Anders Bukovskis, Latvian National Armed Forces and Staff Sgt. Jarriel Brown, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron electrical journeymen, work on renovations for a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 18, 2016. The school’s renovations are part of a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project. The project provides training opportunities for the United States and Latvian soldiers as well as a benefit for the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:06 PM7/12/2016
Tech. Sgt. Ken Wilson, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron HVAC supervisor and Staff Sgt. Jared Brunsen, 127th CES HVAC expert, cut sheet plastic at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 18, 2016. The school’s renovations are part of a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project. The project provides training opportunities for the United States and Latvian soldiers as well as a benefit for the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:07 PM7/12/2016
An overall view of the kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia that is currently undergoing renovations on June 18, 2016. The school’s renovations are part of a Humanitarian-Civic Assistance project. The project provides training opportunities for the United States and Latvian soldiers as well as a benefit for the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:08 PM7/12/2016
Private First Class Rihards Rudzitis, Latvian National Armed Forces, works on the side of a kindergarten building in Silmala, Latvia on June 19, 2016. The school is undergoing construction as part of the U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Civic-Assistance project. United States and Latvian military engineers are working together to complete the project. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:09 PM7/12/2016
Staff Sgt. Amanda Turnwald, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron engineering assistant, marks a measurement on a piece of rock wool insulation at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 23, 2016. The school is currently undergoing a Humanitarian-civic assistance project to provide the school with up to date renovations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:10 PM7/12/2016
Tech. Sgt. Derek Leppek, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron structures supervisor, cuts into the concrete around a window of a kindergarten school in Silmala, Latvia on June 19, 2016. The school is undergoing construction as part of the U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Civic-Assistance project. United States and Latvian military engineers are working together to complete the project. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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5:11 PM7/12/2016
Staff Sgt. John Martin, 127th Civil Engineering Squadron pavements and construction supervisor and Tech. Sgt. Ed Hirth, 127th CES firefighter, apply a mud adhesive to rock wool insulation at a kindergarten in Silmala, Latvia on June 23, 2016. The school is currently undergoing a Humanitarian-civic assistance project to provide the school with up to date renovations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski)
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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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Lithuanian Humanitarian Civil Assistance

11:22 AM8/24/2016
(From left to right) U.S. Army Pfc. Timmey Turner, U.S. Army Spc. Jimmy Martin and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Pionke, assigned to the 375th Engineer Company, 467th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, assist with constructing a fence during a Humanitarian Civil Assistance (HCA) project, in Sauliai, Lithuania, August 18, 2016. As part of the European Command’s (EUCOM) Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Program, the 375th Engineer Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion and the Lithuanian military collaborate to renovate the fence at Kudikiu Namai, an orphanage for Lithuanian children up to the age of 6, in Sauliai, Lithuania, August 8-26, 2016. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Emily Houdershieldt)
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Multinational Staff Talks NCO Business

11:04 AM1/18/2017
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Partner Advised Training Team and 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Huggins (left) discusses the status of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' non-commissioned officer development with Lithuanian Lt. Col. Rolandas Kiškis (right), a NATO representative to Ukraine who serves as Chairman of the Multinational Joint Commission Sub-Committee on Ukrainian NCO development in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

4:10 PM5/25/2017
A Canadian soldier teaches a class to Ukrainian noncommissioned officers during Junior Leader Advanced Training at a Ukrainian army base near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on May 22. U.S. Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine are working alongside Canadian troops to train Ukrainian noncommissioned officers in Zhytomyr before their battalion arrives at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center for a 55-day training rotation later this year. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

4:15 PM5/25/2017
Sgt. Matthew Councill, a member of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, bounds forward with a team of Canadian soldiers while acting as the second in charge of a combined Canadian - U.S. Army section during a section attack demonstration for Ukrainian noncommissioned officers at a Ukrainian army base near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on May 22. U.S. Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine are working alongside Canadian troops to train Ukrainian noncommissioned officers in Zhytomyr before their battalion arrives at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center for a 55-day training rotation later this year. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

4:26 PM5/25/2017
Sgt. Matthew Councill, a member of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, shouts commands to his team of Canadian soldiers during a combined U.S. - Canadian demonstration of a section attack for Ukrainian noncommissioned officers during Junior Leader Advanced Training at a Ukrainian army base near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on May 22. U.S. Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine are working alongside Canadian troops to train Ukrainian noncommissioned officers in Zhytomyr before their battalion arrives at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center for a 55-day training rotation later this year. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

4:30 PM5/25/2017
Sgt. Matthew Councill, a member of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, provides feedback to Ukrainian noncommissioned officers who were team leaders during a section attack training exercise at the Ukrainian's base near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on May 22. U.S. Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine are working alongside Canadian troops to train Ukrainian noncommissioned officers in Zhytomyr before their battalion arrives at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center for a 55-day training rotation later this year. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

4:32 PM5/25/2017
Staff Sgt. Kevin Lawson, a Tulsa, Oklahoma resident a member of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, gives his feedback to Ukrainian noncommissioned officers after watching them conduct section attack training at their base near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on May 22. Lawson and other members of JMTG-U are in Zhytomyr teaching Ukrainian NCOs leadership skills similar to what U.S. soldiers learn in the Basic Leader Course. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Junior leader training in Ukraine

4:38 PM5/25/2017
Sgt. Matthew Councill, a member of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, listens as a Ukrainian soldier gives his team a mission brief before conducting section attack training at a Ukrainian base near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on May 22. U.S. Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine are working alongside Canadian troops to train Ukrainian noncommissioned officers in Zhytomyr before their battalion arrives at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center for a 55-day training rotation later this year. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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“A job to do” on Utah Beach

2:27 PM6/8/2017
World War II veteran, Milton 'Milt' Staley, 98, is escorted into the Utah Beach wreath-laying ceremony, June 6, 2017 at Normandy, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.’ steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. servicemembers from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017. 
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Clearing the way for progress in Ukraine

11:54 AM6/22/2017
Different colored flags are used to mark off areas that have been cleared of unexploded ordinance and areas that still need to be cleared at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine. Range improvement operations are currently in progress to clear several areas on the IPSC of UXO. Four civilian demining teams, contracted by the U.S. Army through the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, are working toward the goal of clearing 1,800 hectares of UXO by 2018. (Photo by 1st Lt. Kayla Christopher, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Clearing the way for progress in Ukraine

11:55 AM6/22/2017
Maj. Christopher Watson, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine range operations officer, and Capt. Montana Dugger, 45th IBCT and JMTG-U engineer, evaluate the progress that has been made toward clearing areas of unexploded ordinance at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine on June 16. Range improvement operations are currently in progress to clear several areas on the IPSC of UXO. Four civilian demining teams, contracted by the U.S. Army through the JMTG-U, are working toward the goal of clearing 1,800 hectares of UXO by 2018. (Photo by 1st Lt. Kayla Christopher, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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Clearing the way for progress in Ukraine

1:35 PM6/22/2017
A warning sign marks an impact area at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine. Range improvement operations are currently in progress to clear several areas on the IPSC of unexploded ordinance. Four civilian demining teams, contracted by the U.S. Army through the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, are working toward the goal of clearing 1,800 hectares of UXO by 2018. (Photo by 1st Lt. Kayla Christopher, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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U.S. Forces Honored on Bastille Day in Paris

5:46 PM7/16/2017
The U.S. led the way down the Avenue des Champs-Elysées for the Military Parade on Bastille Day as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I (WWI) here July 14, 2017.
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U.S. Forces Honored on Bastille Day in Paris

5:52 PM7/16/2017
170714-N-AC979-354 PARIS (July 14, 2017) French aircraft conduct a flyover over the Avenue des Champs-Elysées during the Military Parade on Bastille Day. This year’s parade included more than 90 aircraft and helicopters, 200 vehicles and 3,700 participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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U.S. Forces Honored on Bastille Day in Paris

5:53 PM7/16/2017
170714-N-AC979-148 PARIS (July 14, 2017) U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, stand in ranks before the start of the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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Airmen deploy to support Estonia FTD

12:22 PM8/4/2017
A Maryland Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II peels off shortly after being refueled by Master Sgt. Joseph LaPinta, 171st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, in a Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker during Saber Strike 2015. Exercise Saber Strike 2015 has brought 14 ally and partner nations together to increase interoperability between military forces. The Michigan National Guard is a part of a Department of Defense sponsored State Partnership Program between Michigan and the Latvian government, which began in 1993. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Anthony J. Lesterson)
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EUCOM Commander visits Finland

6:26 PM8/10/2017
General Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander, U.S. European Command, visited Finland Aug. 9-10, 2017. There, he met with senior civilian and military leaders to include: President Sauli Niinistö and Defense Minister Jussi Niinistö. The trip also included a visit to Helsinki University where he addressed the National Defence Course Association and discussed bilateral defense relations and the shared values between the U.S. and Finland.
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At Home and Abroad: Community-centered, Globally-engaged

4:35 PM8/28/2017
Lt. Col. Bruce Lambeth, the commander of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, waits to speak at a celebration for Ukraine’s 26th Independence Day in Yavoriv, Ukraine on Aug. 24. The 45th is deployed to Ukraine as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, an international coalition dedicated to building professionalism within the Ukrainian army. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric McDonough, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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At Home and Abroad: Community-centered, Globally-engaged

4:39 PM8/28/2017
Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team march alongside Ukrainian troops and other NATO allies and partners during a parade in Kyiv, Ukraine on Aug. 24, to celebrate Ukrainian independence. The 45th IBCT is currently deployed to Ukraine in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, an international coalition dedicated to building the training capacity of the Ukrainian Army. The U.S. will continue to train and advise Ukrainian forces until 2020. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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At Home and Abroad: Community-centered, Globally-engaged

4:48 PM8/28/2017
A Ukrainian soldier salutes his country's flag during a Ukrainian Independence Day celebration in Yavoriv, Ukraine, on Aug. 24. (Photo by Spc. Samuel Mason, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts NCO professional development in Ukraine

4:38 PM10/11/2017
A Ukrainian army noncommissioned officer teaches a class about the AK-74 rifle during a combined U.S. and Ukrainian NCO professional development class at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine, on Oct. 7. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts NCO professional development in Ukraine

4:40 PM10/11/2017
A Ukrainian army noncommissioned officer assigned to the Yavoriv Combat Training Center opposing force unit listens to Sgt. Christopher Hammond during an NCO professional development class at the CTC on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine, on Oct. 7. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts NCO professional development in Ukraine

5:15 PM10/11/2017
A Ukrainian soldier assigned to the Yavoriv Combat Training Center opposing force unit observes his field of fire, watching for approaching soldiers from the Ukrainian army's 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade during a battalion force-on-force exercise that served as the battalion's capstone event while training at the Yavoriv CTC on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, on June 29. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts NCO professional development in Ukraine

5:18 PM10/11/2017
A Ukrainian soldier assigned to the Yavoriv Combat Training Center opposing force unit engages approaching soldiers from the Ukrainian army's 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade during a battalion force-on-force exercise that served as the battalion's capstone event while training at the Yavoriv CTC on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine, on June 29. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
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New York National Guard Soldiers deployed to Ukraine celebrate Christmas more than 4,500 miles from home.

2:01 PM12/27/2017
Yavoriv, Ukraine – 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine host a Christmas dinner at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine. Currently more than 220 of the Brigade's Soldiers are deployed overseas working alongside the Ukrainian Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector)
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12:03 PM6/5/2018
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74
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United States European Command Image

12:03 PM6/5/2018
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74
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United States European Command Image

12:03 PM6/5/2018
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74
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EUCOM Deputy Commander Meets with Republic of Cyprus Leadership

8:02 AM12/6/2019
Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty, deputy commander, U.S. European Command, met with Lt. Gen. Ilias Leontaris, chief of defense and chief of the National Guard for the Republic of Cyprus, yesterday to discuss ongoing bilateral defense activities between the two nations
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U.S. European Command, Public and Private Sectors Build Comprehensive Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

8:06 AM12/6/2019
In partnership with Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe and the Finnish Presidency of the European Union, U.S. European Command conducted a NATO, European Union, and private sector counter hybrid Tabletop Exercise in Brussels
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U.S. European Command, Public and Private Sectors Build Comprehensive Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

8:10 AM12/6/2019
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U.S. European Command, Public and Private Sectors Build Comprehensive Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

8:10 AM12/6/2019
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DEFENDER-Europe 20 Begins With 1st Combat Power Arrival

12:00 AM2/20/2020
BREMERHAVEN, Germany— The first combat power into the European theater for DEFENDER-Europe 20 has rolled down the ramp of the American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier The Endurance at the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, February 20. The equipment belongs to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, deploying to Germany from Fort Stewart, Georgia. The arrival of the ARC Endurance signifies the next major step of DEFENDER-Europe 20, the largest deployment of Soldiers from the U.S. to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years.
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6th Fleet Ships, Aircraft Conduct a Photo Exercise with the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea

12:00 AM4/24/2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, conducted a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo (F 596) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 23.
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Alabama, Romania team up to take on COVID-19

9:49 PM5/29/2020
Fifteen medical and chemical biological radiological nuclear (CBRN) specialists from the Romanian Ministry of Defense arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, May 25, 2020.
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MARFOREUR/AF Commander visits HMS Queen Elizabeth, Senior U.K. Naval Leaders

12:00 AM8/27/2020
The commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Neary, visited Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, August 27, 2020.
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Oregon Army National Guard chemical officer contributes to safe environment in Kosovo

8:52 AM10/23/2020
CAMP BONDSTEEL-- A team of Italian Army Hazmat Soldiers approaches a building storing chemical waste, Kosovo Security Forces CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) company suits up in white chemical protective gear as 1st Lt. Robert Boyer follows behind them and looks around the outside perimeter making notes of any hazards Oct. 1, 2020 at one of Kosovo’s largest energy plants in Obilic/Obiliq, Kosovo. When placed in the safety officer role for the Kosovo Force Regional Command-East deployment, Boyer, an Army chemical officer organic to the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, never imagined that he would be tasked with a special project to visit abandoned and functioning factories around Kosovo and provide recommendations regarding chemical safety.
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NAS Sigonella Donates over $500,000 in Supplies to Aid Sicilian COVID-19 Response

2:34 PM12/29/2020
In coordination with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) Humanitarian Assistance Program and the U.S. Mission to Italy, Naval Air Station Sigonella provided the second of three donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals in Catania on behalf of the U.S. Navy.
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