A US Army Chinook heavy lift helicopter carries a Humvee while a C-17 Globemaster III takes off in the background. The ability for the Air Force and Army to work cohesively, especially during deployments, is crucial for our ability to get assets and forces where they’re needed when they’re needed.
US Army Apache Attack helicopters depart an air base in Belgium on their way to a nine-month deployment training with NATO forces farther east in Europe.Continue reading Apache Attack Helicopters Departing Belgium
YAVORIV, Ukraine – North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners and allies train together during multiple demonstrations for distinguished visitors on Sept. 20, 2019, in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s 10th Mountain Assault Brigade and the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division demonstrated the lethal abilities of coalition forces during a wet gap crossing and fire team movement room clearing demonstration for distinguished guests as part of Rapid Trident 2019.
The wet gap crossing demonstrated the coalition forces ability to move swiftly across a body of water utilizing the Ukraine Army’s amphibious vehicle capabilities and simultaneously attacking enemy forces, as they fired live artillery hitting targets in the area of the simulated enemy forces.
Ukraine was invaded in 2014 by separatist forces backed by Russia. The war continues to drag on to this day.Continue reading US Army Trains Ukrainian Forces to Fight Putin’s Invasion
Soldiers aboard M1A2 Abram Tanks from 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division move out, as part of an Initial Ready Task Force (IRTF) exercise, at Johanna Range, Poland, May 20, 2019. An IRTF is a no-notice, rapid-deployment exercise designed to test a unit’s ability to alert, marshal, and deploy forces and equipment for contingency operations or an emergency disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Mort)
U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, flies in formation for the 25th Infantry Division Review over Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, December 21, 2018. The Division’s activation date is October 1, 1941. Due to a robust training schedule in October, the Division is celebrating its birthday from December 17-21 with the culminating event being the Division Review at historic Weyand Field. More than 11,000 Tropic Lightning Soldiers will take part in the Division Review. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ian Morales)
Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
Texas Army National Guard Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, go through demobilization processes and briefings after their flight disembarked on Biggs Army Airfield at Fort Bliss Oct. 9. The 1-124 CAV were on an eight-month deployment to serve as part of Task Force Sinai, a multinational peacekeeping organization based in Egypt. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Christopher A. Hernandez/Mobilization and Deployment Brigade, DPTMS Fort Bliss)
The city of Port St. Joe was hit hard by Hurricane Michael, which left several homes and business in the area devastated. Today crews with the Florida National Guard’s CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package and Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 8 are searching door to door to make sure residents in the area are safe and facilitate any urgent needs they might have.
U.S. Army soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, as well as soldiers from various allied nations, parachute from U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft onto a drop zone in Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster assesses damages in Nichols, S.C., on a South Carolina National Guard high water vehicle, Sept. 22, 2018. McMaster flew to Nichols after major flooding enveloped the town as a result of heavy rains and run-off waters after Hurricane Florence. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jorge Intriago)
Armor crewmen assigned to Task Force Raider load Sabot rounds onto a M1 Abram Tank during a pre-deployment training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, August 18. Sabot rounds work like a basic arrow by penetrating armor with momentum of force rather than explosive power. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Kirby)
Pvt. Mike McLaughlin and Army Staff Sgt. Jason Roberts, infantrymen attached to Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, take a break in the shade after a 6 kilometer patrol through a rice paddy during a multi-day operation Aug. 21 in Alingar District, Laghman province. The PRT, combined with assets from the 45th Infantry Brigade, conducted a cordon and search in a village thought to be home to IED makers and Taliban fighters.
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment participate in a blank-fire rehearsal of their actions on the objective for the upcoming Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Colonel Ernesto Rabina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 12, 2018, as part of Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Beckstrom)