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Engaging targets with a Javelin

5:40 PM3/11/2015
A U.S. Army paratrooper, right, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Special Troops Battalion and a Dutch soldier, left, with the 411th Engineer Company, 41st Armored Engineer Battalion, 13th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army, engage targets with a Javelin anti-tank missile during a combined defensive live-fire exercise at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 7, 2015. The 173rd Airborne routinely trains alongside NATO forces to increase interoperability and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nathanael Mercado/Released)
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Rota Marines train with Romanian Jandarmeria

4:32 PM3/13/2015
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Zullo from Alpha Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Europe (FASTEUR), Naval Station Rota, instructs a Romanian Jandarmeria member in the use of an M240B machine gun at the Romanian intelligence service shooting range in Bucharest, Romania, Feb. 26, 2015. FASTEUR Marines conducted small arms marksmanship training with host nation forces during an embassy engagement to familiarize both forces on weapons normally used during security operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Esdras Ruano/Released)
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Eagles soar for security

10:16 AM4/1/2015
An F-15C Eagle peels off from the formation as it prepares to land at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 31, 2015. F-15C Eagles from the Florida Air National Guard's 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are deployed to Europe as the first ever ANG theater security package here. These F-15s will conduct training alongside our NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Eagles arrive in Europe

10:38 AM4/1/2015
F-15C Eagles taxi into position at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 31, 2015. F-15C Eagles from the Florida Air National Guard's 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are deployed to Europe as the first ever ANG theater security package here. These F-15s will conduct training alongside our NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Madhatters Night Ops

4:43 PM4/22/2015
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 5, 2015. The pilot’s training focuses on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperable capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dawn M. Weber/Released)
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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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Exercise Noble Partner - Medical Training

11:01 AM5/13/2015
Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade conduct medical training during Exercise Noble Partner here May 12, 2015. Noble Partner is an exercise in support of Georgia's contribution of a light infantry company to the NATO Response Force.
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Cavalry March - Ready to Roll

9:11 AM5/14/2015
Troopers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, place American, Romanian and NATO flags on their Stryker Combat Vehicles in preparation for the unit's Cavalry March to the Cincu Training Center, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, 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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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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Noble Partner 15 - CQB Team Training

9:25 AM5/14/2015
U.S. and Georgian Soldiers participate in close quarters battle drills, May 13, during Exercise Noble Partner 15. The two partner nations worked in teams to clear rooms and practice tactics, learning how to communicate while working together. One of the training tools used included white tape to simulate mock room. A two-man team of a U.S. and Georgian soldiers practiced clearing the objective. The U.S. Soldiers participating in the exercise are assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and Troop C, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Abn. Bde. The Georgian soldiers are assigned to Company A, 12th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade. Noble Partner is a field training and live-fire exercise between the U.S. Army and the Georgian military to support Georgia's participation in the NATO Response Force and build military ties between the two nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Cole, Army Europe Public Affairs/Released)
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Super Hercules Soars over Spain

9:36 AM5/14/2015
A KC-130J cargo aircraft with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducts a training flight near Morόn Air Base, Spain, May 7, 2015. Pilots with SPMAGTF-CR-AF performed a series of maneuvers to remain proficient in different flying techniques. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza/Released)
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Platoon Assault Profiled

9:55 AM5/14/2015
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa fires his Infantry Automatic Rifle at a training range in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, May 6, 2015. The light weight and rapid-fire capabilities of the IAR allows the Marines to suppress enemy positions while maintaining a high level of maneuverability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
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Platoon Assault Profiled

10:33 AM5/14/2015
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Victor CastilloGarcia, left, a field radio operator from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, provides security for an MV-22B Osprey at a landing zone in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, May 4, 2015. The Marines landed at the site to conduct range operations with the Spanish Marines, who used the Osprey as part of their battalion’s training exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
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Cavalry March - Apaches Airborne

10:54 AM5/15/2015
Two AH-64 Apache helicopters belonging to the 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion, which directly supports 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, hover above Peles Castle, while participating in a welcoming ceremony held by the mayor of the city for 2nd Squadron, during the unit's Cavalry March from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base to the Cincu Training Center, Romania, May 14, 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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Cavalry March - Sinaia, Romania

11:00 AM5/15/2015
Command Sgt. Maj. Peter D. Johnson (bottom middle left), Squadron command sergeant major assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stands with Vlad Oprea (bottom middle), mayor of Sinaia, along with Brig. Gen. Michael J. Tarsa (bottom middle), 4th Infantry Division deputy commanding general, and Lt. Col. Theodore A. Johnson (bottom middle right), 2nd Squadron commander, as they pose with other leaders from the Romanian Land Forces and 2nd Squadron, at Peles Castle located in Sinaia, Romania, during the unit's Cavalry March from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base to the Cincu Training Center, May 14, 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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Noble Partner - Training Together

11:07 AM5/15/2015
Spc. Ramon Ortiz, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, trains a Georgian soldier on how to clear empty shell rounds from the loading tray of a M240B during clearing procedures May 14, 2015. Noble Partner is a field training and live-fire exercise between the U.S. Army and the Georgian military to support Georgia's participation in the NATO Response Force and build military ties between the two nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Cole, Army Europe Public Affairs)
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Noble Partner - Soldiers Sight In

11:44 AM5/15/2015
Staff Sgt. Raymi Wright, a paratrooper with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, works with Georgian soldiers during a combined weapons range here May 14, 2015, as part of Exercise Noble Partner. Noble Partner is a field training and live-fire exercise between the U.S. Army and the Georgian military to support Georgia's participation in the NATO Response Force and build military ties between the two nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. A.M. LaVey/173rd Abn. PAO)
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Platinum Eagle 15 - Feel the Firepower

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

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

11:15 AM6/10/2015
U.S. Soldiers and Airmen, assigned to various units throughout Europe, rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk during an air assault course at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, June 9, 2015. The course is being conducted through the 7th Army Combined Arms Training Center by a mobile training team from Ft. Bragg and marks the first time the Air Assault Course has been held at the newly-built and renovated air assault facilities of the Grafenwoehr Training Area. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger/released)
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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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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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M1A2 Abrams in Bulgaria - First Live Fire Exercise

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

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

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

12:39 PM7/13/2015
U.S. Air Force crew chiefs from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform maintenance on a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 9, 2015. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed to strengthen interoperability and demonstrate the countries' shared commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)
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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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US, Romanian and Bulgarian Forces Conduct Multilateral Exercise

3:22 PM1/14/2016
U.S. Marines with the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force familiarize Bulgarian Soldiers with the M-777 Howitzer artillery cannon during Platinum Lion 16-2 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 7, 2016. Exercise Platinum Lion increases readiness and demonstrates our collective ability to operate as a single force committed to protecting the sovereignty of NATO allies and other European partners. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
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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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11:40 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, attach a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat to an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lifts allow pilots to deliver large cargo and supplies to Marines located in rough or unknown terrain without having to land the aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:40 AM7/12/2016
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mackinnly Lewis, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, guides an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. This training prepares Marines to deliver and recover supplies and equipment quickly and efficiently in potential future missions around Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:40 AM7/12/2016
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, lifts a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lifts allow pilots to deliver large cargo and supplies to Marines located in rough or unknown terrain without having to land the aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:41 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, brace themselves against rotor wash as an MV-22B Osprey picks up a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lift training prepares the Marines to efficiently attach cargo to the aircraft and helps qualify air crew in the mission-essential task of rapid insertion and extraction in a possible crisis response scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:41 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, attach a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat to an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. This training prepares the Marines to efficiently attach cargo to the aircraft and helps qualify air crew in the mission-essential task of rapid insertion and extraction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:42 AM7/12/2016
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, await the arrival of an MV-22B Osprey during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. This training prepares Marines to deliver and recover supplies quickly and efficiently in potential future missions across Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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11:42 AM7/12/2016
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, transports a 1,098 pound pallet of Meals, Ready to Eat during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 6, 2016. External lift training prepares the Marines to efficiently attach cargo to the aircraft and helps qualify air crew in the mission-essential task of rapid insertion and extraction in a possible crisis response scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Tia Nagle/Released)
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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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CSI Kosovo; deployed Soldiers learn forensic evidence collection

1:27 PM7/15/2016
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo— When international military police arrive on a crime scene in Kosovo, every miniscule detail could potentially make or break their case. Preserving the crime scene and collecting the forensic evidence, whether it’s a fingerprint or a shoe impression, could be the difference in whether a criminal walks free or faces trial for their crime.
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1:30 PM7/15/2016
Staff Sgt. Christopher Officer, a criminal investigation special agent, shines a light on a foot impression inside a casting mold, during a Crime Scene Investigation course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 13, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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1:30 PM7/15/2016
A criminal investigation special agent, from U.S. Army Europe, shows how to properly cast a foot impression to service members from NATO’s Kosovo Force during a Crime Scene Investigation course held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 13, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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1:30 PM7/15/2016
Staff Sgt. Christopher Officer, a criminal investigation special agent, dusts for fingerprints during a crime scene forensic training course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 12-13. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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1:30 PM7/15/2016
Service members from Austria, serving as international military police, examine a bottle for fingerprints during a Crime Scene Investigation course held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 13, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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1:31 PM7/15/2016
(Left-Right) Sgt. Michael Andresen and Sgt. Charles McElrath, both military policemen assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, analyze a foot impression during a Crime Scene Investigation course held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 13, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)
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NATO forces partner for Thracian Summer

10:05 AM7/20/2016
During the two-week forward training deployment (FTD), the 37th Airlift Squadron are conducting tactical flight training which include low-level flights, airdrop training with partnered forces and other related training events. The evolutions help preserve joint readiness, build interoperability and strengthen relationships with our NATO allies.
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10:21 AM7/20/2016
Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron inspect C-130J Super Hercules before a formation flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. During the two-week forward training deployment, the 37th Airlift Squadron are conducting tactical flight training which include low-level flights, airdrop training with partnered forces and other related training events. The evolutions help preserve joint readiness, build interoperability and strengthen relationships with our NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)
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10:25 AM7/20/2016
Senior Airman Emily Mitchell and Staff Sgt. Joshua Nelson, both 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters secure cargo into a before flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Through strengthened relationships and consistent training exercises with allies and partners, the U.S. demonstrates its shared commitment to a safe and secure Europe. These off-station training events improve interoperability with international partners to ensure that we train like we fight when and if called upon to do so in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)
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10:25 AM7/20/2016
Senior Airman Emily Mitchell, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster prepares a C-130J Super Hercules before flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. During the two-week forward training deployment, the 37th Airlift Squadron are conducting tactical flight training which include low-level flights, airdrop training with partnered forces and other related training events. The evolutions help preserve joint readiness, build interoperability and strengthen relationships with our NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)
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10:25 AM7/20/2016
Capt. Derek Patrick, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, flies over Plovdiv, Bulgaria during a formation flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Through Exercise Thracian Summer, the U.S. and Bulgaria will enhance their mutual ability to work together, with other NATO nations, and with key partners on regional security (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)
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10:52 AM7/20/2016
Senior Airman Emily Mitchell and Staff Sgt. Joshua Nelson, both 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters sit on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules during a formation flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Through Exercise Thracian Summer, the U.S. and Bulgaria will enhance their mutual ability to work together, with other NATO nations, and with key partners on regional security (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)
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11:04 AM7/20/2016
Senior Airman Emily Mitchell and Staff Sgt. Joshua Nelson, both 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters sit on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules during a formation flight during Exercise Thracian Summer 2016 July 17, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Through Exercise Thracian Summer, the U.S. and Bulgaria will enhance their mutual ability to work together, with other NATO nations, and with key partners on regional security (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Keim)
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Anvil Company Preps for training in Bulgaria

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

3:24 PM7/25/2016
CAMP UJMAJOR, Hungary - Soldiers from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment qualified Bradley crews and sections at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21 as the squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables.
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3:33 PM7/25/2016
A M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment scans for targets during a section gunnery qualification at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21. The squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables as they build up to a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in August.
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3:49 PM7/25/2016
A M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment conducts maneuvers as part of a section gunnery qualification at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21. The squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables as they build up to a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in August.
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4:06 PM7/25/2016
A M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment conducts maneuvers as part of a section gunnery qualification at Camp Ujmajor, Hungary July 21. The squadron continues to progress through their gunnery qualification tables as they build up to a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in August.
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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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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:50 PM7/28/2016
Although difficult, the Multinational Battle Group-East’s military police made it look easy during a joint multinational marksmanship exercise with the Austrian and Swiss International Military Police (IMP), held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016.
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:58 PM7/28/2016
A member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police conducts preliminary marksmanship instruction with Sgt. Anthony Smith, a military policeman assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, during a multinational marksmanship training exercise held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:58 PM7/28/2016
A member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police conducts preliminary marksmanship instruction with Sgt. Anthony Smith, a military policeman assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, during a multinational marksmanship training exercise held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:58 PM7/28/2016
Sgt. Anthony Smith, a military policeman assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, fires an Armee Universal Gewher (AUG) during a multinational marksmanship training exercise held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:58 PM7/28/2016
Sgt. Kai Fariss, a military policeman assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, shakes hands with a member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police during a multinational marksmanship training exercise held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:58 PM7/28/2016
A member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police force in Kosovo aligns herself with the target before firing her pistol during marksmanship training held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:59 PM7/28/2016
Sgt. 1st Class James Stelly, platoon sergeant with the Multinational Battle Group-East military provost marshals office, gives a range safety brief prior to a marksmanship range held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:59 PM7/28/2016
A member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police, in Kosovo, aims his pistol at a target during a marksmanship training held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Military Police build lasting relationships during marksmanship exercise

2:59 PM7/28/2016
A member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police fires at a target during marksmanship training held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016.U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999.(U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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2:57 PM7/28/2016
A member of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) International Military Police fires at a target during marksmanship training held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 26, 2016.U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)
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Multinational forces integrate capabilities during combined arms exercise

2:51 PM6/8/2017
British Soldiers review maps to update coordinates and locate their positions during the Fire Support Coordination Exercise as part of the Saber Strike exercise at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, June 6, 2017. The Saber Strike exercise facilitates cooperation and improves joint operational capability in a variety of missions and prepares the participating nations and units for future operations while enhancing the NATO alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Stefan English)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

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

6:01 PM7/25/2017
Delegations representing the U.S. and Russian Navies held the annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) discussions July 25, 2017 at Newport, R.I.
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Georgians welcome Strykers for Noble Partner

10:58 AM8/1/2017
KHASHURI, Georgia − Local citizens lined the streets of Khashuri, Georgia on July 31, 2017 to welcome the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment as they finish the last segment of their movement from Poti, Georgia to Vaziani Training Area for Exercise Noble Partner.
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Georgians welcome Strykers for Noble Partner

11:17 AM8/1/2017
U.S. and Georgian Soldiers position themselves in the rear airguard hatch of a Stryker during their movement from Poti, Georgia to Vaziani Training Area in Georgia for exercise Noble Partner. Noble Partner 17 is a European Rotational Force exercise of Georgia's light infantry company contribution to the NATO Response Force. The exercise provides participating nations with the opportunity to train in a multinational environment while enhancing cooperation and interoperability during realistic and challenging training events. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland)
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Georgians welcome Strykers for Noble Partner

11:23 AM8/1/2017
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment poses with one of the local children during their stop in Khashuri, Georgia on July 31, 2017 as they begin Exercise Noble Partner. Noble Partner 17 is a European Rotational Force exercise of Georgia's light infantry company contribution to the NATO Response Force. The exercise provides participating nations with the opportunity to train in a multinational environment while enhancing cooperation and interoperability during realistic and challenging training events. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. John W. Strickland)
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Georgians welcome Strykers for Noble Partner

1:11 PM8/1/2017
Strykers from 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrive in Khashuri, Georgia, July 31, 2017, to greet local residents as they begin Noble Partner. Noble Partner 17 is a European Rotational Force exercise of Georgia's light infantry company contribution to the NATO Response Force. The exercise provides participating nations with the opportunity to train in a multinational environment while enhancing cooperation and interoperability during realistic and challenging training events.
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Georgians welcome Strykers for Noble Partner

1:16 PM8/1/2017
Strykers from 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrive in Khashuri, Georgia, July 31, 2017, to greet local residents as they begin Noble Partner. Noble Partner 17 is a European Rotational Force exercise of Georgia's light infantry company contribution to the NATO Response Force. The exercise provides participating nations with the opportunity to train in a multinational environment while enhancing cooperation and interoperability during realistic and challenging training events.
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2CR trains in the fast lane with Macedonian partners

3:26 PM8/3/2017
KRIVOLAK TRAINING AREA, Macedonia – The Soldiers of the Regimental Engineering Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment joined with their Macedonian partners in a combined firing range exercise at Krivolak Training Area, Macedonia on August 1, 2017.
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2CR trains in the fast lane with Macedonian partners

3:34 PM8/3/2017
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Serna, a platoon sergeant with the 110th Military Police Company, currently attached to the Regimental Engineering Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, gives some pointers to U.S. Army Spc. Jordan Rainey, a medic with medic platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Engineering Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, about firing his M9 Beretta pistol during a firing range at Krivolak Training Area, Macedonia on August 1, 2017. The Regimental Engineering Squadron is currently working in Macedonia as a part of Dragoon Guardian, an offshoot of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which is a NATO mission involving the US and Allied and partnered nations in Europe to enhance regional stability and to deter aggression. (Photo by Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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2CR trains in the fast lane with Macedonian partners

3:39 PM8/3/2017
U.S. Army Sgt. Michael McMurphy, a team leader with the 110th Military Police Company, currently attached to the Regimental Engineering Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, checks the weapon of Macedonian 2nd Lt. Taulant Arifi, platoon leader of Pioneer Platoon, Engineering Battalion, during a firing a range at Krivolak Training Area, Macedonia on August 1, 2017. Training ranges like this are a part of Dragoon Guardian, an offshoot of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which is a NATO mission involving the U.S. and Europe in a combined effort to strengthen bonds of friendship and to deter aggression. (Photo by Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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2CR trains in the fast lane with Macedonian partners

3:43 PM8/3/2017
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Roy Rodriguez, first sergeant of Troop A, Regimental Engineering Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, guides Macedonian Pvt. Ivica Petrov, a soldier with 1st Platoon, Engineering Battalion, on firing an M4 rifle during a firing range at Krivolak Training Area, Macedonia on August 1, 2017. The Regimental Engineering Squadron is currently working in country as a part of Dragoon Guardian, an offshoot of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a NATO mission involving the U.S. and Allied and partnered nations in Europe, designed to promote peace and deter aggression across the region. (Photo by Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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Bombers arrive for Exercise Ample Strike 2017

11:18 AM8/23/2017
Aug 23, 2017 Release Number: 070817  
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U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs and German agencies build relationship through disaster relief training

11:57 AM9/21/2017
Sgt. John Rene (middle), soldier with Charlie Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, coordinates a search and rescue operation with a Bundeswehr soldier from the Sanitätsstaffel Einsatz unit in Cologne, Germany and Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk, a civilian protection organization, during training exercise Cobra Strike 17, Wackernheim, Germany, Sept. 16, 2017. This local multi-partnered exercise tests civil affairs solders’ assessment skills in a fictitious post-earthquake disaster scenario and coordination with local emergency services (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Jeku Arce, 221st Public Affairs Detachment).
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D-Day 2019

9:23 AM6/6/2019
A 12-ship of CV-22 Osprey and MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing fly in formation over RAF Mildenhall, England June 5, 2019 as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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Thracian Fall 2019 exercise kicks off in Bulgaria

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

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

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

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

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

11:29 AM9/27/2019
Airmen and aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron arrived at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 23, to kick-off exercise Thracian Fall 2019.
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U.S. and Ukrainian Army open Rapid Trident 19 during ceremony

12:10 PM10/1/2019
Cpt. Jason Lieuallen, the 115th Regional Support Group Operations Officer with the California Army National Guard, stands in formation during the opening ceremony for Rapid Trident 2019, which involves approximately 3,700 personnel from 14 nations, Sept. 13-28, 2019, at the International Peacekeeping Security Centre near Yavoriv, Ukraine. Rapid Trident is an annual, multinational exercise that supports joint combined interoperability among the partner militaries of Ukraine and the United States, as well as Partnership for Peace nations and NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kyle Larsen.)
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U.S. and Ukraine forces put on a show for distinguished visitors

12:09 PM10/1/2019
A high mobility multi-wheeled vehicle from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides fire support for a Ukraine engineer vehicle during a water gap crossing demonstration as part of Rapid Trident 2019 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 20, 2019. RT19 is an annual, multinational exercise occurring from Sept. 13-28, 2019, which involves approximately 3,700 personnel from 14 nations, that supports joint combined interoperability among partner militaries of Ukraine and the United States, as well as Partnership for Peace nations and NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kyle Larsen.)
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RT19 Demonstrates Multinational Proficiency in Ukraines

11:51 AM10/1/2019
From the raising of the U.S. and Ukraine flags on Sept. 13, 2019, to the lowering of the flags on Sept. 28, 2019, hard work and intense multinational training with over 3,700 Soldiers from 14 different nations, Rapid Trident 2019 came to a close in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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United States European Command Image

12:13 PM10/1/2019
A firing squad from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Infantry Division (Air Assault), in a High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle right, and a Ukrainian armored military vehicle from the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade prepares to engage targets during a defensive maneuvers during Rapid Trident 2019 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 26, 2019. The meeting is to discuss the first ever brigade sized element joint mounted defensive maneuver live fire exercise performed by the U.S. and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which demonstrates the defensive capabilities of the multi-national force to build a stronger and more unified Europe. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kyle Larsen.)
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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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Rockets Return to Europe

12:00 AM1/10/2020
MLRS software fielding and NET training of the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery of the 41st Field Artillery Brigade in October at US Army Base in Grafenwöhr, Germany. The significance being MLRS returning to USAREUR for the first time in 13 years.
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American, French, Italian Carrier Strike Groups Sail Together in the Mediterranean Sea

3:58 PM2/7/2022
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