U.S. and U.K. observers train on NATO call for fire techniques while calling for fire from each other’s guns during operation Pegasus Cypher on Fort Bragg. The interoperability exercise between 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, creates an increased joint operating capability between the two nations at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Capt. Joe Bush, 82nd Airborne DIVARTY/ Released)
Dragoon troopers assigned to Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment along with Soldiers assigned to the Dutch 42nd Battle Group perform Preventive Maintenance and Services to their equipment while constructing a Regimental Tactical Operations Center during Allied Spirit I at Hohenfels Training Area located in Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 20, 2015. The purpose of the exercise is to conduct multinational training as well as improving allied interoperability between U.S. and NATO forces.
The 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers and their Italian allie decides a plan of action during the Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise or EDRE. The 173rd Airborne Brigade provides ready troops to deploy within 18 hours anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa, or Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by 2LT Steven R. Siberski)
Orlando, Fla., native Cpl. Ian Sanchez, an allied trades specialist with Company B, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, steadies his hand as he performs a metal inert gas weld Jan. 13 at Fort Hood, Texas. Sanchez uses the protection of his mask to get close to the arc of the weld. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 3rd ABCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, conduct an airborne operation at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Jan. 13, 2015. The 173rd is U.S. Army Europe’s Contingency Response Force, capable of projecting forces within 18 hours to conduct a full range of military operations in the United States’ European, African or Central Command areas of responsibility.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to South Carolina Army National Guard conduct night interdiction attack training during a battalion level exercise with 16 AH-64 Apache helicopters at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, S.C., Jan. 10, 2015.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian Calhoun
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, instructs Iraqi army trainees on how to properly "stack" in preparation to move toward their objective Jan. 7, 2015 at Camp Taji, Iraq. The infantry trainers are advising several Iraqi army battalions, providing new recruits advanced training and assisting Iraqi cadre by teaching small unit tactics and leadership.
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, adjusts an Iraqi trainee's weapon to ensure he's covering the correct sector of fire during infantry squad tactical training lanes, Jan. 7, 2015, at Camp Taji, Iraq.
U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mike Lavigne
U.S. Army Soldiers serving as leaders and advisors in Train, Advise, Assist Command - East, and the Police Advisory Team visited the Afghan Police Regional Logistics Center in Nangarhar province, Jan. 6, 2015. Once fully operational the center will be a distribution hub for the police supply chain in the region.
A Tomb Sentinel assigned to 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) braves the first snow of 2015 while at his post at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 6, 2015.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody Torkelson