Cpl. Denise Houston, a Ridgeland, S.C., native, hangs on to a Zodiac boat as she, along with fellow Soldiers, try to get the watercraft turned back over Aug. 14 at Fort Leonard Wood's Training Area 250 Lake. Troops from the Forward Support Company, 94th Engineer Battalion, part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were challenged with various tasks, including boat drills and swimming with waterproofed gear.
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – Soldiers with Kosovo Force’s Multinational Battle Group-East compete in a seven-mile ruck march as part of the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing, Aug. 7. The badge, which is issued by the German army, tests participants in various physical fitness tasks and can be earned at the bronze, silver and gold levels. The badge can be earned and worn by U.S. service members. (Photo by Sgt. Cody Barber, 11th Public Affairs Detachment)
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – Soldiers with Kosovo Force’s Multinational Battle Group-East carry a simulated casualty to a waiting medevac helicopter during training for the Expert Field Medical Badge testing event in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 10. Combat medics can compete for the EFMB, which tests their proficiency in medical tasks, physical fitness and marksmanship, and is one of the Army’s most coveted badges. (Photo by Sgt. Cody Barber, 11th Public Affairs Detachment)
Helmet atop the Fallen Soldier Display in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon, 13 Aug. 2014. Greene was killed Aug. 5 in an insider attack while deployed to Afghanistan. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on 14 Aug. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)
The Army paid tribute in a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene 13 Aug. 2014. Greene was killed in an insider attack while deployed to Afghanistan on 5 Aug. 2014. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery 14 Aug. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)
Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division dismount a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault mission at Freedom Village on Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 11. Both 2-501 PIR and 3 PARA were attached as maneuver elements of Task Force Falcon for the duration of 2BCT’s weeklong field training exercise. For more great images, visit www.flickr.com/photos/2bct-82nd/.
(82nd Airborne Division photo by Sgt. Eliverto V. Larios)
U.S. Army Soldiers from Delta Company, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, hold a stabilizing rope attached to a down aircraft during Decisive Action Rotation 14-09 at the National Training Center here, Aug. 11, 2014. Decisive action rotations are reflective of the complexities of potential adversaries our nation could face and include: guerrilla, insurgent, criminal, and near-peer conventional forces woven into one dynamic environment.
(US Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes)
U.S. Army Pfc. Jason Wenger and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Presgraves, members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights black demonstration team, test the air before making a jump over Atlantic City on Aug. 12, 2014. The Golden Knights are participating in Atlantic City's "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" Airshow. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Amber Powell)
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley (left), commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, recites the oath of commissioned officers with Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, deputy commanding general for maneuver, during a promotion ceremony at Cooper Field on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 6. Luong, a Vietnamese emigrant is the first Vietnamese-born general/flag officer in the U.S. military. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angel Turner, 1st Cavalry Division/released)
U.S. Army Soldiers carry a flag-draped case with the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, which arrived on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Dover Air Force Base, Del., Aug. 7, 2014. Greene was killed on Aug. 5, 2014, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, while visiting the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, a training academy for Afghan officers. He is the first U.S. general officer to be killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by John G. Martinez)