Support Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), flown by 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment and led by a Special Forces Team, posture for a night air assault raid during the culminating exercise for the Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support in Guernsey, Wyoming. (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Duke Tran)
U.S. paratroopers, assigned to 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, recover their T-11 advanced tactical parachute systems after landing. The Soldiers participated in the airborne exercise with the German 313th Airborne Battalion and 43rd Czech Airborne Battalion at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 1, 2014.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gertrud Zach/Released
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade jump from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast operations at American Lake on Fort Lewis, Wa., Oct. 9, 2014. The helocast is the first the unit has conducted and is part of the brigade's program to prepare Soldiers for the Sapper Leader Course.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers honor Vietnam Veterans during a “Salute and Welcome Home” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, held Oct. 9, 2014. The Soldiers manned a military vehicle display, held a pinning ceremony and conducted a Massing of the Colors with remarks from Gen. (Retired) Barry McCaffery at Watkins Field.
U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Cody Quinn
Paratroopers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conduct a resupply mission, Oct. 2, to support ground forces throughout their field exercise at Uwharrie National Forrest, N.C. The resupply mission supported Troop D, 3rd Sqdrn, 73rd Cav. Regt., with much-needed medical supplies and food for the paratroopers on the ground. The paratroopers transported more than 2,500 pounds of cargo.
(Photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez, 1BCT, 82nd ABN DIV PAO)
Spc. Keegan Carlson, a civil affairs specialist with the 440th Civil Affairs Battalion in Colorado Springs, Colo., pulls a improvised litter during the reacting to a chemical environment evaluation as part of the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition here in Fort Lee, Va. Carlson is the U.S. Army Reserve Command Soldier of the Year and is one of 14 Soldiers competing for the DA Soldier of the Year category.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, right, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, passes the 82nd Airborne Division colors to Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, incoming Division commander, during the 82nd Abn. Div. change of command ceremony on Fort Bragg, N.C.’s Pike Field, Oct. 3, 2014. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Clarke assumed command of the 82nd from Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson who is slated to take command of Allied Land Command, NATO, Izmir, Turkey. (Staff Sgt. Kissta DiGregorio, 82nd Airborne Division)
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting held Oct. 3, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Pres. Ghani discussed improving security ties not just in Afghanistan, but across the greater South Asia region. (photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard D. Sherba, COMISAF photographer)