Pfc. Shane Packard, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, watches the horizon for possible insurgent attacks, March 7, while the Abu Ghraib populace votes. The Iraqi Security Forces requested the presence of 1-38th in case they might have needed assistance. They didn’t.
U.S. Soldiers from Torch Company, Headquarters Platoon, “Manchus,” of the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, conduct a walk-and-talk through the Nassir Wa Salaam market in Nassir Wa Salaam, near Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2009. U.S. Soldiers spoke to local merchants about market access problems and distributed micro-grant packets for economic development aid.
FORT CARSON, Colo. ” Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, “Regulars,” 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct a sand-table field briefing as part of the “Regulars” Battalion Team Leader Course at Fort Carson Training Area 5, Jan. 10, 2012. Sgt. Joshua Gebhart, an infantry squad leader, Company A, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Regt., said the course was a more detailed examination of small unit leadership than the Warrior Leader Course. “It was a good opportunity to network with other Soldiers in other companies,” he said. “That’ll make it easier to work together when we go to future field training exercises.”
U.S. Special Forces Snipers take part in the International Sniper Competition held annually at Fort Benning, Georgia.
U.S. Army Maj. Buddy Rogers, with the 18th Airborne Corps packs up his parachute after performing a static line jump from a C-130-Hercules earning him his foreign jump wings during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009. O
A medic with Company C, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team returns fire to enemy forces as another covers a “wounded” Soldier during a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Aug. 12. Company C medics conducted a three-day training event practicing casualty evacuations, triage and treatment of patients.
United States Army Rangers from the 75th Ranger Battalion conduct nighttime operations in Afghanistan.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
U.S. Army Rangers, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participate in a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFX) near Fort Stewart, Georgia. The exercise is conducted in order to evaluate and train members on de-escalation of force, reactions to enemy contact, and other objectives that prepare them for forward operating.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Goodman, 10 January 2012.)
10th Mountain Division, taking a nap.
I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for this…
Smith being awesome in full battle rattle
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