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. Marines with Bravo Company, 4th Tank Battalion, fire the M1A1 Abrams tank during a live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Arrow 18 in Pohjankangas Training Area near Kankaanpaa, Finland, May 15, 2018. Exercise Arrow was an annual Finnish multi-national exercise with the purpose of training with mechanized infantry, artillery, and mortar field training skills in a live-fire exercise. This is the first year the Marine Corps is participating in this exercise and the first time the M1A1 Abrams tanks have been in Finland. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Marcin Platek)
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)
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division participate in the 82nd Airborne Division Airborne Review during All American Week XXIX, May 24, 2018 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Paratroopers past and present converged on the center of military universe to celebrate being members of the “All American” Division and America’s Guard of Honor. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Anthony Todd)
A CH-53E Super Stallion takes off during a tactical support insert and extract exercise as part of a weapons and tactics course at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., April 15, 2017. The biannually course provides students with detailed training to be practiced on the various ranges in Arizona and California.The Stallion is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz
Port operations are underway unloading combat vehicles of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team in preparation of training in support of Atlantic Resolve. The arrival of 1st ABCT adds to the capabilities of the U.S. Army Europe and USEUCOM Commanders to train with our Allies and Partners and respond to crises should it be required.