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)
Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Maughon, right, the master gunner for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Staff Sgt. Scott Colson, left, a tank commander in Company C, 2nd Bn. 12th Cav. Regt. remote fire a tank during calibration fire at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 1. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Farmer, 1st BCT, 1st CD Public Affairs).
U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, speaks with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron during an initial meet and greet upon Prime Minister Cameron’s arrival in Kabul, Oct. 3. Prime Minister Cameron made an unannounced visit to Kabul to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the new unity government four days after Afghan President Ghani was sworn into office. (photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard D. Sherba, COMISAF photographer)
U.S. Army Spc. Ryan Montgomery, Arkansas Army National Guard, competes during the Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Robinson, Ark., Sept. 16, 2014.
The Best Warrior Competition is an annual competition to determine the best of the best of the 350,000 Army National Guardsmen nationwide. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Maj. Danette Rodesky-Flores/Released)