A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier jumps into Clemson University's Memorial Stadium with the national colors and the game ball for the Clemson versus Georgia State game Nov. 22, 2014, part of Clemson's annual Military Appreciation day.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar
A Soldier from the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) takes his last steps out the door during a training jump on Nov. 14, 2014. The battalion departed Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport on two Altus Air Force-based C-17 Globemasters, flew to Fort Hood, and then jumped into the Rapido Drop Zone wearing full combat gear. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Randall Stillinger)
1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers conduct a live-fire accuracy screen test, to calibrate the tank’s fire control system, on their M1A2 Abrams tank Nov. 13, 2014, at the Udairi Range Complex, Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Sgt. Brian Abrams, Army Reserve Soldier with the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Forward Support Company, carries the American flag onto the field leading the Chicago Bears team members onto the field prior to kickoff during an NFL game designated to honor veterans and military service members at Soldier Field in Chicago, Nov. 16. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)
From left, Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division, Armenia and Denmark work together to update map information during exercise Combined Resolve III at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 7, 2014.
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ben Dellinger, retired (front left); U.S. Army Capt. Casey Wolfe (front right); U.S. Marine Corps Capt. John Urquhart, retired (back left); and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. James Wright, retired (back right), receive a warm welcome en route to International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 1. Dellinger, Wolfe, Urquhart, and Wright visited ISAF Headquarters during one of their many stops in Afghanistan as part of Operation Proper Exit, a program that allows wounded warriors the opportunity to leave the war zone on their own terms. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard D. Sherba, COMISAF photographer)
A paratrooper assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, drives the Brigade’s new Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014. The 1st Battalion, 325th AIR will be the first battalion to exercise and assess the added capabilities of the new LTATVs by incorporating them into scheduled training events, culminating in the Division’s Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 in April next year. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)
Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division operate Stryker vehicles equipped with Warfighter Information Tactical Increment 2 (WIN-T Inc 2) networked systems as part of the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 15.1 test for record taking place through the end of October, 2014 at Fort Bliss, Texas. This test marks the first evaluation of WIN-T integrated onto Stryker platforms. Soldiers from two 1st Armored Division brigades are participating in NIE 15.1, which is dedicated to WIN-T Increment 2 Follow-on Operational Testing and Evaluation. WIN-T Increment 2 provides Soldiers with mobile high-bandwidth satellite connectivity and is critical to Army Mission Command Modernization.
Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division walk past a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle as they prepare to measure the dimensions of a bridge in Hohenfels, Germany, during Exercise Combined Resolve III, Oct. 27, 2014. The training is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, including more than 4,000 participants from NATO and partner nations. Combined Resolve III is designed to provide a complex training scenario that focuses on multinational unified land operations and reinforces the U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe. The exercise features the U.S. Army’s Regionally Aligned Forces for Europe-the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division-which supports the U.S. European Command during Operation Atlantic Resolve.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk
A 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier fires his M4 rifle during a bunker assault exercise at a Lithuanian training area in Rukla, Oct. 22, 2014. The cavalry troops are participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, a multinational interoperability exercise occurring across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Seth LaCount