OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE




WHAT IS OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE?

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Since April 2014, Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in eastern Europe.

These multinational training and security cooperation activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. These training events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.

Operation Atlantic Resolve demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the security of NATO allies on air, land and at sea. To ensure its own security, NATO must have strong, committed and capable allies, which is why the United States has fought, exercised and trained with our European allies for the past 70 years. The U.S.-European strategic partnership is built on a foundation of shared values, experiences and commitment to a Europe that is stable and prosperous.

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4 ID, Danish discuss combined artillery training

BAUMHOLDER, Germany - The 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element's fires section hosted an artillery delegation May 10-12 from the Denmark Army Staff and Army Combat and Fire Support Centre to discuss possible combined interoperability training opportunities.
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Video: Public Unity

Lithuanian Land Forces hosted Armed Forces and Public Unity Day in Vilnius, with NATO allies, from Germany, Luxembourg and the United States
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Allies test anti-tank capabilities in Lithuania

PABRADE, Lithuania -- More than 1200 Soldiers from Canada, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the United States participated in Exercise Hunter, May 9-19, at General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania.
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Video: Exercise Hunter

NATO allies come together for exercise hunter in Pabrade, Lithuania
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Allied Forces take part in Armed Forces and Public Unity Day in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Allied Forces from the U.S., Germany, Luxembourg and Lithuania participated in Armed Forces and Public Unity Day May 14, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania near the famed White Bridge.
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Lt. Gen. Hodges visits 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova - Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Moldovan Brig. Gen. Igor Cutie, acting head of the General Staff, National Army Commander, observed culminating events of exercise Dragoon Pioneer May 15, 2016 during a distinguished visitor and media day.
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Moldova welcomes US Soldiers

CHISINAU, Moldova - May 8, 2016, Victory in Europe (VE) Day, the day that marked the end of World War II in Europe, began with a combined static display of Moldovan and U.S. Army vehicles and equipment in Moldova's capital, Chisinau.
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U.S., Lithuanian Soldiers conduct crew-serve weapons training

GAIZIUNAI TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - Soldiers from Ghost Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and members of the Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion trained each other on their respective weapons systems May 6, 2016, at Gaiziunai Training Area, Lithuania.
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Video: Tracks On Tracks

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, receive help in the movement of their combat vehicles from Bulgaria to Georgia, in support of the exercise Noble Partner.
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US, Moldova partner in Exercise Dragoon Pioneer

CODRU TRAINING AREA, Moldova -- U.S. Soldiers from Regiment Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (RES, 2CR), stationed out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, and the Soldiers of the Republic of Moldova came together for the opening ceremony of Dragoon Pioneer at Codru Training Area, Moldova, May 5, 2016.
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Video: A Country United

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
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Latvians and 3/2 CAV Celebrate Restoration of Independence Day

KRASLAVA, LATVIA- On this crisp May morning, Latvian pride is abundant from those in the crowd and participating in the Restoration of Independence Day Celebration on May 4, 2016.
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US, Estonia conduct first combined urban operations in Voru

VORU, Estonia -- Over the hills and through the streets to assault the town they go! Estonia Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Brigade, Kuperjanov Battalion, and U.S. Soldiers from Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, worked together as they assaulted an enemy force during an urban operations training exercise in Voru, Estonia, April 30, 2016.
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Rail gauge changes allow freedom of movement in European countries

PORT OF VARNA, Bulgaria -- Rail and port workers at the Port of Varna, Bulgaria recently demonstrated the ability to allow freedom of movement between NATO countries during a port operation April 30 -- May 1, 2016.
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Intel community collaborates at USAREUR, 4ID rehearsal

BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- The 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element hosted a rehearsal of concept drill to provide military intelligence practitioners within U.S. Army Europe an opportunity to collaborate and synchronize collection efforts in support of three major upcoming multinational exercises in eastern Europe.
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Retired three-star admiral, ambassador assist NATO military, government agencies in flood exercise

PAPA AIR BASE, Hungary -- Retired Vice Admiral Michael LeFever and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates David Litt are mentoring and assisting participants in understanding the roles that military and civilian components play in the exercise.
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Preparing to bring the boom to Anakonda 16

GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany -- Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, continue to shoot gunnery in Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Poland as they prepare for Exercise Anakonda 16.
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TF Stilwell oversees shipment of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania - Members of Task Force Stilwell, 627th Movement Control Team, 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade recently oversaw the shipment of more than 40 pieces of equipment belonging to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment April 25-27 at the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
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US Ambassador to Estonia visits Tapa Military Base

TAPA MILITARY BASE, Estonia - U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., visited Tapa Military Base to help celebrate the 99th Anniversary of Estonian Army's 1st Infantry Brigade, April 25, 2016.
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Video: Port Ops

The 627th Movement Control Team provides their services to incoming and out going units and their equipment.
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Images: Eagle Troop participates in Estonian Army open house

The U.S. Training Support Team in Estonia, Brett Ritzmann (right) and Benjamin House (left), make themselves available to answer questions during an open house at Tapa Military Base, Estonia, April 25, 2016.
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Embassy guards learn tactical combat casualty care from allies

RIGA, LATVIA -- The focus for many soldiers in Europe supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve leans heavily on military interoperability training with North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.
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Closing ceremony deems Summer Shield XIII successfully completed

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, LATVIA - Five national flags blew in the breeze on a characteristic Latvian spring morning as soldiers representing their North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations assembled below.
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Video: Send in the Scouts

Scout Soldiers of Hammer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment practice a variety of drills with their NATO counterparts.
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Video: Home on the Range

The soldiers of Hammer Troop, 3rd Squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire multiple weapon systems on the range with NATO allies during Summer Shield VIII.
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Video: A Little Help

Soldiers of Hammer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment lend helping hand to local residents. In a break from the usual training exercises, the soldiers spent a Saturday performing some community service.
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Scouts and allies in the sky

LIELVARDE AIR BASE, LATVIA - A wind strong enough to knock a person off his or her feet over cuts through air on a spring afternoon as the source thunders overhead.
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US Ambassador, Eagle Troop participates in Kuusalu tree planting ceremony

KUUSALU, Estonia - The U.S. Ambassador for Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., joins Estonian civilians and U.S. Soldiers from Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, for a tree planting ceremony in Kuusalu, Estonia April 22, 2016.
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Giving Back...The Speed and Power Way

Soldiers of 3-69 AR arrived in Poland from Fort Stewart, GA and immediately started making an impact in the community by joining the citizens of Drawsko in an effort to give back to the Earth.
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Russian inspection team observes 3ID Soldiers training in Bulgaria

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - A Russian inspection team visited Bulgaria's Novo Selo Training Area April 20 to conduct an inspection under the Vienna Document 2011 Confidence and Security-Building Measures.
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2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment arrives in Lithuania

GAIZIUNAI, Lithuania - Soldiers from Ghost Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment received more than 70 pieces of equipment, to include Stryker Combat Vehicles April 22, 2016 at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, during a rail operation.
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L Troop participates in Exercise Strong Shield

SVENCIONYS, Lithuania - L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers recently participated in Exercise Strong Shield April 14-17 at sites in Moletai, Ignalina and Svencionys, Lithuania.
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Images: 3-2 CAV and Latvians participate in Battalion Aid Station Operations

Latvian Medcoy soldiers and a pilot move a victim on a stretcher from the Mil Mi-2 helicopter on April 18 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia.
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Images: Snipers of five nations fire during Summer Shield XIII

A Lithuanian soldier prepares to fire his weapon during a sniper range as part of Summer Shield XIII, at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, April 18.
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Images: NATO allies raise flags together commencing Summer Shield XIII

Soldiers from five of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations participating in Summer Shield XIII to raise their country’s flag during the opening ceremony of Summer Shield XIII, April 17, in Adazi Military Base, Latvia.
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Lithuanians validate staff processes with US, Danish forces

NEMENCINE, Lithuania - The Lithuanian Land Forces Command conducted its first command post exercise with U.S. and Danish elements at the Warfare Training Center here April 6-7.
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Images: US, Estonia conduct combined react to IED, tactical casualty care and breaching exercise in Estonia

Iron Troop Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, dismount an M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle and wait for the platoon leader's signal to run to the woods for cover during a breach the objective portion of a squadron level field training exercise at Tapa Training Area, Estonia, April 6, 2016.
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Images: 2CR launches "Shadow" in Estonia

The RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System provides reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and force protection and provides close to real-time video during day and night operations.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment launches 'Shadow' in Estonia

TAPA TRAINING AREA, Estonia -- U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Engineer Squadron, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, launch an RQ-7B Shadow for the first time during their Atlantic Resolve (AR) rotation in Estonia, April 5, 2016.

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Combined defense exercise culminates months of integrated training

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, LATVIA -- With the shadow of the upcoming two week long Summer Shield training event hanging overhead, soldiers supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve in Latvia stepped up the intensity level of their interoperability training.
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Commentary: Observations of soldiers helping people for a higher purpose

DAUGAVPILS, LATVIA -- A feeling of awe struck me a few times over the course of my Saturday as I watched the spirit of humanity unfold before my eyes.
My perspective shifted as far from the begrudging before sunrise wake up as it possibly could.

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Video: Iron Troop Live Fire

Iron Troop, 3/2 Cavalry Regiment Soldiers conduct a platoon live fire in Estonia with Estonian land forces in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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CALFEX with Allies

Two armies work and train together as a combined force during training in Rukla, Lithuania.
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Strong units make strong allies

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia (April 4, 2016) -- Strengthening bonds while demonstrating continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies through interoperability training has been a main goal and purpose of Operation Atlantic Resolve since the mission began.
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L Troop training culminates with CALFEX

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania -- L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment recently capped off months of training in Lithuania by conducting a combined arms live-fire exercise March 28 -- April 1, 2016 at Pabrade Training Area.

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US, Estonia conduct combined NCOPD

VORU, Estonia -- Two dozen U.S. and Estonian noncommissioned officers with over 200 years of military experience gathered together for the first combined Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (NCOPD) course at the Staff Sgt. And Sgt. 1st Class level at the NCO Academy in Voru, Estonia, Mar. 16-18, 2016.

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Iron Troop participates in Estonian nationwide readiness exercise

TAPA TRAINING AREA, Estonia - U.S. Army Iron Troop Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, were afforded the opportunity to test their readiness when they were activated as part of a nationwide, Estonian mobilization exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia, March 17, 2016.
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Images: US, Estonia build bonding bridges

Estonian Army pioneers of 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade and U.S. Iron Troop engineers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, take a short break and discuss their next course of action during a bridge building exercise at Tapa Training Area, Estonia, Mar. 23, 2016.
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Images: US, Estonia provide static display

Estonian Army Defense Force soldiers pose for a photo while local high school students and teachers observe Estonian military equipment during a combined static display at Tapa Training Area, Estonia, Mar. 24, 2016.
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Images: French delegates learn about Wolfpack training

First Lt. Geoffrey Hamilton (front), the executive officer in charge of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, briefs the French Delegation for the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies on his unit’s recent training in Europe during their visit to Adazi Military Base, Latvia, March 24.
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Images: Wolfpack soldiers demonstrate Stryker safety

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Karl Lorenz (left), a unit maintenance technician assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, reviews proper protective equipment, requirements and safe operating procedure of self-recovery winches used for Stryker Armored Fighting Vehicles during a safety stand down, March 24, at Adazi Military Base, Latvia.
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Images: Gen. Hodges visits Lithuania

Pvt. Anthony Williams, an infantryman, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, speaks to Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, during a town hall in Rukla, Lithuania, March 24, 2016. Gen. Hodges spoke with the deployed soldiers about the purpose of Atlantic Resolve and how there is vital.
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L Troop conducts platoon attack

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - Soldiers of L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted battle drill training on entering/clearing a trench March 14-18 at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.
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Cadets from seven NATO countries tour Adazi Military Base

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- While many college students across the United States are enjoying traditional spring break festivities, a handful of students from two universities used their spring break to take a trip across the world for a unique learning experience.
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Video: Target Spotters

Soldiers of Hammer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment; touch targets from a distance during range finder training at Camp Adazi, Latvia.
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Video: Certification

Soldiers train to certify leaders in Rukla, Lithuania.
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Images: Community Engagement in Opole, Poland

Soldiers of K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment roll out in Stryker military vehicles and say farewell to Polish citizens after a static display in the city square of Opole, Poland, March 11.
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US, Lithuanians conduct assault on airfield

GAIZIUNAI TRAINING AREA, Lithuania -- Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion combined for an airfield assault during training March 10, 2016 at Gaiziunai Training Area, Lithuania.
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Fire support Soldiers teach scouts explosive new skills

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia (March 14, 2016) -- For more than a year, Soldiers across the Army have rotated in and out of Europe conducting interoperability training in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a multinational demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.
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Images: Iron Troop Rocks Estonia with Live Fire Exercise

Estonian Army public affairs Soldiers interview Sgt. Samuel Negron, an Iron Troop infantryman with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, originally from Fayetteville, Ga., after an iteration of a live fire exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia.
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Images: Iron Troop rocks Estonia with live fire exercise

Spc. Kelly A. Williams, an Iron Troop 60mm mortar crew team leader with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, originally from Portland, Ore., teaches an Estonian Soldier how to correctly aim and fire a 60mm mortar round during a live fire exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia.
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Images: Iron Troop rocks Estonia with Live fire exercise

Pfc. Rene Anguiano, an Iron Troop infantryman with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, originally from Dallas, acquires his target with a Command Launch Unit (C.L.U.) for an FGM-148 javelin during a live fire exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia.
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Images: Iron Troop Rocks Estonia with Live Fire Exercise

Sgt. Henry Oforidankwah, an infantry vehicle commander with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, originally from Woodbridge, Va., fires an FGM-148 Javelin during a live fire exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia.
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Images: Kalashnikov modernized automatic rifle

A soldier with the Ukrainian army inserts a magazine into a Kalashnikov modernized automatic rifle or AKM March 10, 2016, during basic rifle marksmanship training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Video: Airfield Takeover

Two armies work and train together as a combined force during training in Rukla, Lithuania.
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Iron Troop takes winter camp to new heights in Estonia March 10, 2016

TAPA TRAINING AREA, Estonia -- U.S. Army Iron Troop Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, took training to new heights during Exercise Winter Camp at Tapa Training Area in Estonia, Feb. 16, 2016.
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Video: The Investment

Soldiers from K Troop, 3/2 CAV have traveled from Drawsko Pomorski, Poland to Nowa Deba in search of more training and they were not let down. The unit has been in Poland since January in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and have been doing great work all across the country.
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Civil affairs Soldiers aid Romanians in car accident

BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- The quick thinking of two U.S. Soldiers may have saved the lives of three Romanians involved in a vehicle rollover March 3.
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Polish army and citizens celebrate the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Drawsko Pomorskie

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland -- U.S. and Canadian soldiers joined together with the soldiers and citizens of Drawsko Pomorskie to pay tribute to the liberation of Drawsko on its 71st anniversary.
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Finding common ground - Soldiers train, compete and fire with Polish forces

NOWA DEBA TRAINING AREA, Poland -- Through rain, snow, sand and mud Soldiers of K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment have been training hard alongside Polish soldiers.
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Images: Finding common ground - Soldiers train, compete and fire with Polish

Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire during a joint fires training exercise on Nowa Deba training area, March 2, with Polish soldiers.
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Thousands give 2nd Cav. Regt. warm reception in Lodz, Poland

BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- U.S. Army troops from 2nd Cavalry Regiment were warmly greeted by as many as 4,000 residents in Lodz, Poland, waving American flags during a procession that also included Polish forces.
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Shared Understanding

Commander of K Troop, 3/2 Cavalry Regiment, Captain Thomas Duncan, speaks on the importance of "shared understanding" among NATO allies and what it takes to achieve a successful end result while training in Nowa Deba, Poland.
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Latvian allies, cavalry troopers strengthen bonds through friendly competition

JUGLA, Latvia -- The sounds of thundering footsteps and cheering in two languages could be heard in the hall outside a domed indoor basketball stadium in Jugla, Latvia, Feb. 26.
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4th Infantry Division MCE strengthens ties with the Romanian NFIU

BUCHAREST, Romania - Members of 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element visited Romanian NATO Force Integration Unit headquarters Feb.

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4 ID MCE collaborates with MND-SE at joint staff exercise

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Members of 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element participated in a Multi-National Division-South East Command staff exercise Feb. 11-12 at the MND-SE headquarters here.
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Thunder on the Tundra

Soldiers of Hammer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment train with their Latvian Army counterparts during live fire exercises at Camp Adazi, Latvia.
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3/2 CAV trains Lithuanian Land Forces on MDMP

RUKLA, Lithuania - Members of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment trained Soldiers from the Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion on the military decision-making process Feb. 22-26 at Rukla, Lithuania.
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Video: Independence Celebration Among Allies

Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participates in the Estonian Independence Day Parade with several other NATO allies at Freedom Square in Tallinn, Estonia.
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Video: Big Guns

Field Artillery soldiers conduct platoon training, in Rukla, Lithuania. Soldiers train at many levels in the Army. The 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment soldiers will continue their training with NATO allies until the end of spring.
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Video: Guns of Adazi

Soldiers of Hammer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment; throw hot lead down range with their Latvian Army counterparts during weapon familiarity drills
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Machine gun interoperability in the snow

Latvian soldiers fire an M240B machine gun belonging to soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, during a multinational live fire machine gun range, Feb. 23, at Adazi Military Base, Latvia.
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3/2 CAV conducts squad live-fire exercise

Third Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Soldiers move to their next firing position during a squad live-fire exercise Feb. 24, 2016, at Gaiziunai Training Area, Lithuania.
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21st TSC, partners transport largest European ammo shipment in 10 years

NORDENHAM, Germany--In the largest single Europe-bound U.S. shipment of ammunition in 10 years, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, with enterprise partner the 598th Transportation Brigade, transported over 5,000 tons of ammunition from the port of Nordenham to the Theater Logistics Support Center Europe's ammunition depot in Miesau Feb. 17-18.
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3/2 Cavalry tops out in Estonia

TAPA TRAINING BASE, Estonia - A beautiful structure reached its maximum height as Estonian construction personnel worked diligently throughout the cold and snowy winter months.
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Latvian and US Air Force conduct simulated Close Air Support

KADAGA, Latvia - From thousands of feet in the air to the ground in seconds - no, these are not paratroopers. Instead, these are Latvian and U.S. Air Force service members conducting a training simulation providing close air support.
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Images: 2 CR conducts FTX/community engagement event

Children explore out a mortar during a L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment community engagement event Feb. 19, 2016, at Paupliai, Lithuania. During the event, citizens got the opportunity to meet L Troop Soldiers while receiving an up-close look at U.S. Army equipment.
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Images: International run builds camaraderie in Latvia

The guidon of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stands tall in a sea of Latvian and American uniforms during an international 3-km, Feb. 18, at Adazi Military Base, Latvia.
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Images: Soldiers of two armies hustle mortars in the sand

Pfc. Brady Barrett (right), an indirect fire infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, turns away from an M252 mortar system after hanging an 81mm mortar round during a multinational mortar live-fire exercise alongside Latvian partners.
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21st TSC, partners transport largest European ammo shipment in 10 years

NORDENHAM, Germany--In the largest single Europe-bound U.S. shipment of ammunition in 10 years, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.
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2nd Cav. Regt. completes Dragoon Shock in Lithuania

MARIJAMPOLE, Lithuania -- Soldiers, assigned to C Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted a refuel on the move during Dragoon Shock, Feb. 15.
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Joint forces fire together in Poland February 15, 2016

Soldiers of C Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fire M777A2 Howitzers, Feb. 10, in Torun, Poland, as part of a joint live-fire exercise during exercise Dragoon Shock.
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Video: Casualty in Muddy Waters

Infantry men with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct simulated rescue mission in Rukla, Lithuania.
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Video: Mortar Men

Mortar men with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a mortar range along side their NATO allies on Adazi training area, Latvia terrain.
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Video: Hiding snipers

Snipers with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment shot a .50 caliber sniper rifle and train to blend in with Adazi training area, Latvia terrain.
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Video: Iron Troop storms Estonia

Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers conduct a field training exercise in Tapa, Estonia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment represents the US for Lithuanian TV audience

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - Soldiers of L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a team live-fire training exercise February 1-5. The live-fire exercise certified the fire teams of L Troop on their proficiency as infantrymen.
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Video: Urban breaching and mortar training

Together, Latvian and US forces hone their skills at Adazi military base in Latvia.`
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Video: 2d Cavalry Regiment is in Poland

Check out their interaction with Polish soldiers at a static display during exercise Dragoon ShockIII.
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Images: Artillery unit certifies in Poland ahead of Lithuanian fire support mission

Pfc. Christopher Rios (left), and Pvt. Jarvis Williams, both cannon crew members assigned to C Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment make adjustments while emplacing an M777 A2 towed Howitzer before life fire gunnery qualification tables, Feb. 9, in Torun, Poland.
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2CR spends the day in Torun, Poland during Exercise Freedom Shock

TORUN, Poland - Troopers assigned to Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in a military vehicle and equipment static display alongside their Polish Soldier counter parts on Feb. 6, 2016 within the Old Town area of Torun, Poland.
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Torun welcomes artillery Soldiers during Dragoon Shock

TURON, Poland (Feb. 8, 2016) -- A mother and child out for a morning walk turned to face the direction of sirens howling through the city center here, Feb. 6.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment, Iron Wolf military-to-military interaction

RUKLA, Lithuania (Jan. 29, 2016) -- Soldiers, from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf" conducted a military-to-military interaction to discuss their respective nations' tactical operations centers, or TOC, capabilities, processes, and procedures, Jan. 26.
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Friendly competition fosters partnership in Poland

KONOTOP, POLAND -- When the snow in Konotop, Poland melts, what is left in its place can be best described as mud soup.
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US, Lithuanian Soldiers come together for training

RUKLA, Lithuania - Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion braved cold, wet conditions to complete team leader training Jan. 25-28 at Rukla, Lithuania.
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3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment arrives in Lithuania

GAIZIUNAI, Lithuania (Jan. 20, 2016) -- Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, received more than 50 vehicles, to include 17 Stryker combat vehicles during a rail offload operation at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, Jan. 15.
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Video: Arriving Equipment

Soldiers with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment receive equipment to begin working and training with their allies in Latvia. Produced by Staff Sgt. Renee Wilson. Includes soundbites from Capt. Andrew Sullivan, company commander, HHT 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
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Video: U.S Ambassador of Poland Speaks

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
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Patriot Shock exercise compares Polish, US missile capabilities

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
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Opening ceremony sets the stage for Polish, American interoperability ahead

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, POLAND - One American soldier and one Polish soldier stood bearing their country's respective colors before a vast formation of the two allied nations, symbolizing the partnership strengthened by Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Images: 3/2 CAV NCOs visit Lithuanian Armed Forces School

Sgt. Maj. Dainius Snarskis, the senior enlisted adviser for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, breaks down Lithuanian command structure during his visit to the General Stasys Rastikis Lithuanian Armed Forces School on Jan. 22, 2016.
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Video: Range Pow Pow

Soldiers with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct M240 machine gun range in Adazi training area, Latvia. Produced by Staff Sgt. Renee Wilson. Includes soundbites from Sg t. 1st Class William Hess, engineer platoon sergeant, HHT 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
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Video: Will You Be Ready

Anaconda 2016 will be the biggest exercise ever executed in Poland. Selected units from all across the Army will be participating in this historic event. Video edited by Staff Sgt. Antonio Vincent of 10th Press Camp Headquarters.
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Efficient missile capabilities showcased during Patriot Shock exercise

SKWIERZYNA, Poland - Polish and American soldiers jovially marched on icy paths through snowy woods while exchanging patches and discussing job similarities during the week of Jan. 13-17, in Skwierzyna, Poland.
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Wolfpack Troopers deploy in support of Atlantic Resolve-North

ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- As another year begins, so too does a wave of new rotations for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe. For the Dragoons, it will be another chance to help demonstrate the United States' resolve and dedication to its NATO Allies.
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Video: A Leader Amongst Men

Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader...they set out to make a difference. A leader amongst the men of 3D Squadron, 2D Cavalry Regiment has made that difference and impacted his soldiers along the way. Staff Sergeant Antonio Vincent steps in with a listening ear to tell us more.
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Air defense unit brings the heat to Patriot Shock

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.
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Country hopping cavalry unit unloads train before training

KONOTOP, Poland - Snow and fog were no obstacle for soldiers returning to Poland from Vilseck, Germany, as they conducted railhead operations for a second training rotation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Jan. 11.
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A BTRY, 5-7 ADA convoys from Baumholder, Germany, to Poland

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine.

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4th ID thanks Baumholder community in awards ceremony

BAUMHOLDER, Germany - The 4th Infantry Division's Mission Command Element (MCE) hosted a relocation awards ceremony to award 16 civilian and service members certificate of achievement at the MCE headquarters in Baumholder, Germany, Dec. 22, 2015.
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Lithuania Land Forces hosts Thunder Strike with US and Danish forces

Nemencine, LITHUANIA - The Lithuanian Land Forces conducted a brigade level map and tactical decision exercise called "Thunder Strike" with members of the U.S. and Danish forces at the Warfare Training Centre in Nemencine, Lithuania, Dec. 16-17, 2015.
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Video: European Activity Set Continues to Improve Unit Capabilities

EAS sites across theater allow regionally allocated forces to draw equipment rapidly. The EAS program continues to streamline operations and training, while saving tax-payer dollars.

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European Activity Set turn-in officially underway in Lithuania

MUMAICIAI, Lithuania (Dec. 14, 2015) -- More than 100 pieces of European Activity Set, or EAS, equipment used during Operation Atlantic Resolve will be turned at a storage site in Mumaiciai, Lithuania, Dec. 9-15.
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624th MCT oversees shipment of EAS equipment

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania -- Members of the 624th Movement Control Team, 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, oversaw the shipment of European Activity Set equipment Dec. 3-7 at the Port of Klaipeda in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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5-7 CAV Soldiers see 'Dracula's' Castle and the Romanian Royal Residence

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania- One weekend in late November 2015, soldiers of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment got a chance to step away from their tanks to participate in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored trip to visit Bran and Pelisor castles in Romania.
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3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment Soldiers conduct battle drills

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania – Soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted battle drills Dec. 2, 2015 at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.
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European Activity Set equipment in Romania prepares for movement

An M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer and M1068 Standard Integrated Command Post System sit in a motorpool at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania, on Dec. 3, 2015.
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U.S. Steel on Estonian Soil: Paladins Fire for the First Time in Estonia

TAPA, Estonia -- Artillerymen of 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment prepare to fire M109 Alpha 6 Paladins, on Tapa Army Base, Nov. 27.
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Lithuanian Parliament member serves in unique way

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - Putting service over self has been a theme Dr. Mantas Adomenas has lived by for years.
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Polish partners host Thanksgiving for Soldiers, USAEUR commander

ZAGAN, Poland – While many Americans were likely just rising for a day of food preparation, parade watching and family gathering, a group of Soldiers across the world took part in a less traditional holiday celebration.
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Images: Polish partners host Thanksgiving for Soldiers, USAEUR commander

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Polish partners and distinguished guests move through a buffet line of traditional American Thanksgiving fare during a holiday celebration.
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5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment tanks validate bridges and dam in Romania

An M88 Hercules Recovery Vehicle is driven over a dam in Cincu, Romania, on Nov. 24, 2015
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Images: 5-7 CAV tanks validate bridges and dam in Romania

An M1A2 Abrams crosses a small bridge in Cincu, Romania, on Nov. 24, 2015. The tank was part of an exercise to validate that bridges and a dam in the area could withstand the weight of the vehicle.
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Images: Strategy in the snow

Estonian and U.S. Soldiers meet and set up maps and diagrams as part of a staff activity exercise, outlining main roads and potential strategic routes for tactical movement in Vaivina, Estonia, Nov. 24.
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US, Bulgaria begin Peace Sentinel

NOVO SELO TRAINING CENTER, Bulgaria - U.S. troops from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., and 1st Battalion 61st Mechanized Brigade from the Bulgarian Land Forces joined forces at the opening ceremony for Exercise Peace Sentinel, in support of Atlantic Resolve.
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5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers visit Dracula's Castle

Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment take downtime to learn of the history of Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle and Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania They also explored the town of Brasov.
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Exercise Iron Sword 2015 comes to an end

Over 2,000 Soldiers from 10 NATO countries participated in Iron Sword 2015, the largest annual training exercise in Lithuania from 9-20 Nov.
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The Eyes and Ears of Every Unit

Depending on someone else for their eyes and ears sounds like it could be very frustrating, but for a group of well-trained soldiers this is their job.
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Video: Pounding the Ground at Novo Selo

Soldiers of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, attached to 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Stewart, Ga., as they break out the heavy hitters in support of Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Planting Trees for a Better Romania

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines helped a community plant trees in a country wide effort to prevent deforestation. All are currently stationed at Mahail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania in support of operation Atlantic Resolve. Also available in high definition.
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Exercise Iron Sword ends in Lithuania

PABRADE, Lithuania (Nov. 21, 2015) -- Exercise Iron Sword, Lithuania's largest national defense field exercise of 2015, officially came to an end during a ceremony at General Silvestras Zukauskas training area in Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 20.
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Video: Familiarizing for a Strong Europe

Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment conduct a qualification range to stay familiarized while deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Images: 5-7 CAV conducts weapon qualification in Romania

First Lt. Christopher R. McKinley of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, fires his 9mm handgun during qualification at MK Air Base in Romania on Nov. 18, 2015.
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Sky Soldiers conduct historic airborne operation during exercise Iron Sword 15

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade along with Lithuanian Land Forces soldiers from the King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion, executed airborne operations, Nov. 14, 2015, during Exercise Iron Sword at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.
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5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Motar Team Training in Bulgaria

Footage of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment Troopers as they break out the M-1064A3 Mortar Carriers and send some rounds down-range at Novo Selo Training Center, Bulgaria.
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Apache Troop Stays Sharp at Novo Selo Range

Footage of Apache and Delta Troop Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles Hone Their Skills at Novo Selo Training Center, Bulgaria.
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Marines Enhance Soldiers' Combative Knowledge

Marines in the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine teach Army soldiers the basics of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, also known as MCMAP. All are currently stationed at Mahail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania in support of operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Speed and Power

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment conduct tank gunnery with the Polish Army.
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NATO forces come together for Remembrance Day

NEMECINE, Lithuania - NATO soldiers from around the world came together Nov. 11, 2015 to commemorate members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty during a ceremony at General Aldolfas Romanauskas Warfare Training Center in Nemecine, Lithuania.
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Estonian River Crossing in Tapa

TAPA, Estonia -- Estonian soldiers secure bridge sections across a river in Tapa, Estonia, Nov. 11, in joint exercise to test their bridging capabilities as well as provide a platform for interoperability between Estonian and U.S. forces.
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5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participates in Justice Sword with Romanians

CONSTANTA, Romania- Soldiers and equipment from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment kicked off their assumption of the Operation Atlantic Resolve mission in Romania by participating in Exercise Justice Sword 15.2 from Oct. 26 to Nov. 6.
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'L' is for Loyalty

TAPA, Estonia - For many, moving to a new country is both a beginning and an end; the end of one way of life and the start of another.
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Iron Sword kicks off in Lithuania

Th opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Sword was held at General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2015.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve leaders visit Soldiers in Poland

KONOTOP, POLAND -- Senior leaders from two brigades currently conducting missions in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve made a stop here to speak with Soldiers and Polish allies in an effort to assess unit and individual readiness, Nov. 9.
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3rd Bn., 69th Armor Regt. participates in staff delegation visit in Latvia

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - Members of the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a staff delegation visit to Adazi Military Base, Latvia on November 8, 2015.
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'Peaceful Home': US Soldiers participate in Estonian security exercise

VORU, Estonia - Despite the cold and the sweep of clouds and mist that descended upon Kuperjanov Training Base, on Nov. 6, both Estonian and U.S. Soldiers carried on successfully with their training for Exercise Rahulik Kodu, Estonian for "Peaceful Home."
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10th BEB trains with Lithuanian Land Forces

GAIZIUNAI, Lithuania -- Explosions could be heard throughout the Gaiziunai Training Area as members of the 10th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, collaborated with members from the Juozo Vitkaus Engineer Battalion of the Lithuanian Land Forces on Nov. 4, 2015.
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3-69 AR Successfully Launches into Atlantic Resolve

TALLINN, Estonia -- Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participate in an M320 grenade launcher range at a training area near Tallinn.
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New 4ID Mission Command Element gets network infrastructure upgrades

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, has said on a number of occasions, "If I can't communicate, then I can't command."
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Equipment Arrives in Latvia by Train

LIEPAJA, Latvia -- Equipment belonging to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division continues to arrive in the port in Liepaja, Latvia on October 27, 2015.
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3-69 Equipment Arrives in Lithuania

GAIZIUNAI, Lithuania -- The 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, received more than 70 vehicles, to include over a dozen Bradley fighting vehicles Oct. 28, 2015 at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, during a rail operation.
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Fearless Guardian

Sky Soldiers welcome Army's Chief of Staff to Fearless Guardian

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, visited here, Oct. 29, to observe the program of instruction of Fearless Guardian.
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Video: U.S. Army Chief of Staff visits Fearless Guardian

Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center to visit with leadership from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the National Guard of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense.
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Images: Crossing the Mures River

Combined training exercises like Dragoon River Crossing demonstrate a shared commitment to promoting a peaceful and stable Europe.
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Images: Withdrawals with torchlight

Soldiers of the Romanian army participate at the "withdrawals with torchlight" ceremony held in Arad, Romania Oct. 25, 2015.
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Video: Dragoon Crossing Romania 2015

Video coverage of Dragoon Crossing in Romania.
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Video: Dragoon Crossing Opening Ceremony

Dragoon Crossing Romania 2015 is the manifestation of one of the U.S. Army's favorite words; interoperability.
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Strengthening the alliance

ARAD, Romania – A relationship is defined as the way in which two or more people, groups, or countries talk to, behave toward, and interact with one another. The United States and Romania strengthened their own relationship throughout the past three days during Exercise Dragoon Crossing – Romania, Oct. 24-26, 2015.
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Video: Romanian Armed Forces Day

4th Squadron, 2D Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participation in Romania's Armed Forces Day during training exercise Dragoon Crossing Romania 2015.
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Video: Bayonet Thrust in Tata Hungary

2 503rd INF REG, 173rd paratroopers engage community in Tata, Hungary alongside Hungarian troops
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Bayonet Thrust: Communications, maintenance readiness put to the test

HERNADVECSE, Hungary - The convoy is using a mix of vehicle-mounted and hand-held radios, each with its own mission. Each time the convoy crosses a border, the signal team works with host-nation equipment to make it easier for the military police escorts.
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Bayonet Thrust: Allied assurance in action

RZESZOW, Poland--U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allies from the Polish army's 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade conducted a combined public event here Oct 27, 2015, showcasing the strength of the partnership between the two nations.
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Video: John Law, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland

John Law, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, speaks about U.S. relations in assuring NATO allies are there for each other.
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Sky Soldiers, Hungarian Defense Forces demonstrate alliance through community event

TATA, Hungary – Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade along with NATO allies from the 25th Infantry Brigade, Hungarian Defense Forces met with the Hungarian local public, Oct. 27, 2015, after day six of a weeklong multinational convoy known as Operation Bayonet Thrust.
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Video: Assuring our Allies

As paratroopers exercise freedom of movement across the alliance, the 173rd Airborne Brigade and military forces from nine NATO allies will demonstrate interoperability and rapid mobility across the region.
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Video: Bayonet Thrust Day 4

173rd Airborne Soldiers journey across Eastern Europe with their NATO allies.
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Operation Bayonet Thrust: Strength through partnership

WARSAW, Poland -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade crossed the Lithuanian border at Kalvarija into Poland, Oct. 25, 2015, during the second day of Operation Bayonet Thrust, a more than 2,600 kilometer-long convoy returning the paratroopers home to Italy after a five-month rotation in Lithuania.
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Video: From Lithuania to Poland

Paratroopers with the 1-503, continue with Operation Bayonet Thrust crossing the Lithuanian border into Poland. They did this with the help of their NATO allies.
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Sky Soldiers continue persistent presence through Poland

GLIWICE, Poland – Paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment continue a persistent presence in the region of Poland as they road march to their second stop in the country, Oct. 25, 2015, as part of Operation Bayonet Thrust.
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Video: Bayonet Thrust Day 2

Day 2 of Operation Bayonet Thrust October 2015
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Combat teddy bear takes on Bayonet Thrust

SOCHACZEW, Poland – Bayonet Thrust brings together the 173rd Airborne Brigade and military forces from nine NATO allies to demonstrate interoperability and rapid mobility across the region.
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Static displays and solidarity: Romanian, US Soldiers participate in joint event

ARAD, Romania — At the feet of the Arad Primaria (Arad city hall), the freshly swept town square acts as an impressive setting for a joint static display of military vehicles and equipment from both U.S. and Romanian armies, Oct 25.
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Video: Seeing the World Country by Country as a CAV Scout

Members of the 4/2 CAV Regiment cross borders from Germany to Romania in support of Dragoon 15.
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Video: From Lithuania to Poland

Paratroopers with the 1-503, continue with Operation Bayonet Thrust crossing the Lithuanian border into Poland. They did this with the help of their NATO allies.
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Video: Reaching Out Bayonet Thrust

Paratroopers with the 1-503, conduct a community engagement with allied partners before their departure heading to Vicenza, Italy.
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Images: Tanks arrive in Lithuania

The tanks arrive as the 1st ABCT takes over as U.S. Army Europe’s regionally allocated force from the 173rd Airborne Brigade on October 26.
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US, Romanian Soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder

The purpose of Dragoon Crossing – Romania is to enhance NATO interoperability, build good will and camaraderie with the local population of Romania and demonstrate the alliance’s operational freedom of movement for a strong Europe.
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Freedom of movement: 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment crosses Hungarian, Romanian border

VARSAND, Romania – The stretch of green fields and farmland surrounding the Romanian border gave stark contrast to the convoy of Stryker military vehicles that rolled down the road from Hungary.
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Images: Bayonet Thrust

Image gallery from the 173rd Airborne Brigade of Bayonet Thrust.
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Lithuania-based Sky Soldiers convoy home

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade began a multinational convoy of more than 2,600 kilometers home to Italy Oct. 24, 2015, after a five-month rotation in Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Vilnius Community Engagement

Soldiers from company D Co., 1st Bn., 503rd Inf. Regt., 173rd ABCT participate in a community engagement.
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US, Romanian Soldiers bridge the gap

ARAD, Romania -- Romanian Soldiers continuously rehearsed throughout the day and into the setting of the sun to prepare for Exercise Dragoon Crossing 2015, which will begin Oct. 24, 2015, with an opening ceremony.
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Images: Sky Soldiers strengthen bonds with local community

Paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Abn. Bde., visited one of the schools of Starychi to teach English and strengthen bonds with the children.
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Images: Sky Soldiers strengthen bonds with Ukrainian school children

Paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Abn. Bde are in Ukraine for the third rotation to train Ukraine’s newly formed national guard as part of Fearless Guardian.
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Tanks, Bradleys back in the Baltics

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – U.S. Abrams Main Battle Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles are back in the Baltics as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division begin their second rotation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Operation Bayonet Thrust brings Sky Soldiers home

RIGA, Latvia –After months being deployed to the Baltics in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade are convoying home to Italy, from Estonia, Oct. 21, 2015.
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Video: Bayonet Thrust Day 1

Paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, complete the first leg of their road across nine countries, starting with Tapa, Estonia to Adazi, Latvia.
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US, Hungarian Soldiers strengthen relationship through training

VESZPREM, Hungary - Enhance interoperability, increase operational readiness and strengthen allied relationships.
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Video: Training Leaders

Soldiers of Palehorse Troop, 4/2 CAV visit and mentor future leaders and the Polish Land Forces NonCommissioned Officers Academy.
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Video: Bunk Busters

Infantrymen with the 1-503 conduct internal training on Adazi Trainig area.
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Images: Retrograde of 173rd Airborne Brigade

Estonian Staff Sergeant Helari Lees, company technician for 1st Infantry Brigade, Engineer Battalion, operates a forklift, maneuvering a U.S. Army vehicle on to a moving-truck, in Tapa army base, Estonia, during Operation Atlantic Resolve, Oct. 19, 2015.
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US Army, Lithuanian Land Forces partner for training

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - The 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently held Operation Eagle Shock, a combined arms live fire exercise in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve from Oct. 8-14 at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.
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US, Lithuanian engineers compete for 'Best Sapper' title

RUKLA, Lithuania - Long before the sun could rise and burn off the heavy fog which permeated the training area, eight teams of U.S. and Lithuanian combat engineers had already completed the U.S. Ranger Physical Fitness Test, kicking off the 173rd Airborne Brigade's multinational Best Sapper Competition here Oct. 1, 2015.
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Slovenian tanks join the fleet at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Four M-84 Main Battle Tanks now call the Hohenfels Training Area home after relocating from Slovenia to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.
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4ID MCE meets with Latvian and Estonian Armed Forces

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Staff members of the Mission Command Element (MCE) of the 4th Infantry Division and their counter parts from the Latvian National Armed Forces and Estonian Defense Forces conducted a staff exchange as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, Sept. 23-30, 2015.
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US, NATO partners participate in Latvian-led Silver Arrow exercise

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia (Sept. 29, 2015) -- U.S. paratroopers, from the "First Rock" Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, out of Vicenza, Italy, and five other NATO countries wrapped up the week-long, Latvian-led Exercise Silver Arrow, Sept. 27.
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2CR Troopers show there is more to victory than just winning a football game

CESKY KRUMLOV, Czech Republic -- American football isn't only for Americans as demonstrated by the players that participated in this past weekend's celebration of the 70th anniversary of a football game in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.132
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Baltic Push: 'Sky Soldiers' and Lithuanians help strengthen alliance through logistics

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - Logisticians from the "First Rock" Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Lithuanian Main Support Battalion, Logistic Support Command conducted bilateral maneuverability operations here, Sept. 22-23.
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Images: Dog Company takes part in Exercise King Strike

U.S. Army paratrooper, Pfc. Paul Chavez, a native of St. Louis, assigned to Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, scans a field with his MK-19 automatic grenade launcher for notional oppositional forces being role-played by the 173rd Airborne Brigade’s NATO allies, Lithuanian Land Forces King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion (KMHB), during Exercise King Strike had in the town of Panevezys, Lithuania, Sept. 22, 2015.
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Bridging The Gap

For the Paratroopers of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, currently serving in Panevezys, Lithuania; one Soldier in particular has selflessly employed his language skills to build a unique connection between service members.
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Images: Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run held on Latvian Airfield

Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy and 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, out of Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., along with airmen from the Latvian Air Force run down the taxiway of Lielvarde Airfield as part of the 10-Mile Shadow Run, Sept. 18.
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Video: Army Ten-Mile Shadow Run in Latvia B-Roll

U.S. and Latvian troops come together for a day of fitness and fun, as they participate in an Army Ten-Mile Shadow Run, in Latvia. The run was the first to be held in the country. Organized by 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, from Hunter Army Airfield, GA, the participants included Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Latvian Land Forces.
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Video: Dragoon Crossing - Gap Crossing

U.S. and Hungarian Soldiers conducted a water gap crossing using Hungarian engineers to build a bridge in order to allow U.S. Stryker's to cross the river. This is the first time in 70 years that a multi national, division level, combined arms river crossing has taken place. This was the culminating event of Exercise Dragoon Crossing which was a multi national exercise across four European countries.
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Image: US, Hungarian paratroopers conduct combined emergency deployment exercise

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Johnson, a jumpmaster with 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducts a T-11 parachute familiarization course with Hungarian paratroopers from the 88th Light Mixed Battalion, 25th Infantry Brigade, Hungarian Defense Forces during a combined emergency deployment exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Sept. 15.
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NATO allies unite during Operation Slovak Shield

PELISKY, Slovak Republic - Under clear skies and with high spirits, Soldiers with Weapons Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment joined their Slovak counterparts during Operation Slovak Shield, Sept. 16, at a small arms range near Pelisky, Slovak Republic.
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Video: Combined Weapons Range in Slovak Republic

Soldiers from the U.S. and Slovak armies took part in a combined weapons range during Exercise Dragoon Crossing. The range consisted of training on both counties weapons systems followed by time to actually fire the weapons of both countries. The training concluded with mounted weapons firing on the U.S. Stryker vehicle and the Slovak B.M.P. vehicle.
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Video: Combined Soccer Match in Slovak Republic

Soldiers from the U.S. and Slovak armies got away from formal training to enjoy a friendly soccer tournament. The tournament consisted of two teams from each nation. This event took place during Exercise Dragoon Crossing which is part of Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Slovak Allies Refuel US Strykers

U.S. Army Stryker crews receive fuel from their Slovak allies Sept. 15, 2015 at Malacky Air Base. The Slovak Republic provided logistic support to the American convoy from 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, which is taking part in Exercise Dragoon Crossing, a major U.S. military movement across four countries in support of the NATO alliance.
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Soldiers unite to experience shared values across globe

MALACKY AIR BASE, Slovak Republic - As the Soldiers filed into the small chapel and took their seats on the wooden pughs, a respectful silence filled the air. Despite the different nations represented on the uniforms of the Soldiers, each ally represented united values and interests.
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US, Slovak service members conduct resupply drop September 15, 2015

MALACKY AIR BASE, Slovak Republic (Sept. 15, 2015) -- The Soldiers stood single-file, alert for the cue to charge toward the landing helicopter so they could unload the supplies on board. Several feet away, their NATO allies guided the helicopter toward a safe landing. All involved were engaged in separate yet related tasks to get the resupply accomplished.
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Trading weapons: Understanding one another's capabilities

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - For any team to function properly, it's important to understand one another. The same can be said for Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Slovak Rep. welcomes US Stryker Soldiers during Exercise Dragoon Crossing

VYSKOV, Czech Rep. - As the sun rose over the small town of Vyskov, Czech Rep. Sept. 14, Stryker Soldiers with 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment began their day a little slower conducting maintenance and getting adequate rest in preparation for their next move into the Slovak Rep. where a welcome party awaited their arrival.
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U.S. Soldiers observe ally holiday during Exercise Dragoon Crossing

MALACKY AIR BASE, Slovak Rep. - Under sunny skies and a warm breeze, Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment took a break from their labors Sept. 15, in observance of the Feast of the Lady of Seven Sorrows, a local national holiday.
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Fueled to work together for a united front

VILSECK, Germany (Sept. 14, 2015) -- The Soldiers surrounding the American military vehicle donned different flags on their uniforms, yet each Soldier worked with dedication to contribute to the team united to build a strong, stable Europe.
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Stryker Regiment begins Exercise Dragoon Crossing

VILSECK, Germany - In the darkness of the early morning hour, the low rumble of engines was heard in the 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment motor pool as Stryker Regiment Soldiers prepared to roll out and commence Exercise Dragoon Crossing, Sept. 13.
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A special name: Commemorating the past

KALISZ POMORSKIE, Poland - Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, visited a Polish school Sept. 11, 2015, in Kalisz Pomorskie, Poland.
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Video: Slovak Welcomes 2CR

Dragoon Crossing continues as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, or 2CR, moves to Slovak Republic. As they entered Slovak, they were greeted with waving flags and warm welcomes from the populous. While in Slovak, 2CR will be participating in a soccer game and lead a religious mass with the ground forces of the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Police received 2CR and escorted them to Malacky Air Force Base.
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'Sky Soldiers' lead outreach project at Bulgarian school

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - Soldiers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, and the Bulgarian Civil-Military Cooperation Team came together to help lay a new pathway for a Bulgarian school.


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Bring the noise: Engineer Thunder wraps up in Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania - On the anniversary of the most devastating attack on American soil, the attack on the Twin Towers, a bilateral exercise wraps up, bringing two nations closer together through teamwork and friendship.
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Images: Estonian Scouts complete Combat Life Saver course

Cpl. Kairo Edvand (right) of Scouts Battalion, 1st Brigade, Estonian Defense Force, evaluates a casualty during the final test of a combat lifesaver course conducted by Spc. Joseph Mallon (left) senior medic for Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Tapa, Estonia, Sept. 8, as part of Swift Bayonet, a training exercise that is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve
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An unusual English lesson

SULECIN, Poland - Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment visited several elementary schools Sept. 3, 2015 near Sulęcin, Poland.
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Video: Operation Atlantic Resolve: School Visit, Poland

Soldiers in Poland took a break from training to visit a local school in Poland. Produced by Sgt. Alan Brutus. Includes soundbites from Pfc. Victor Morales, infantryman, and Marek Stadnik, English teacher.
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US, Poland conduct section live-fire exercise

WEDRZYN, Poland (Sept. 1, 2015) -- During the past few months, U.S. Soldiers, of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been working to build cohesive and responsive teams that are able to perform their duties of scouting ahead for the main body of a U.S. or allied force.
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Images: Heavy equipment drop in Estonia

Tech. Sgt. Lucas B. Crumpton, an aircraft load master assigned to Heavy Airlift Squadron, Heavy Airlift Wing, NATO, and a native of Lewisville, Texas, instructs Soldiers assigned to Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, on how to load equipment in a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airplane, Estonia, Sept. 2, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Images: Fire mission

Mortarmen assigned to P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire 120mm mortars from their Stryker in support of U.S. and Polish scouts during a live fire exercise Sept. 2, 2015, at the Wedrzyn Training Area in Poland.
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Images: Breaking down barriers: US and Lithuanian forces trade knowledge

Lithuanian Land Forces Sgt. Orantas Vertelis, center, shows the general layout of the tactical control point area of operation to Soldiers from Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and LLF King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion, in Panevėžys, Lithuania, Aug 26, 2015.
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US Soldiers train with Polish service members

WEDRZYN, Poland (Aug. 28, 2015) -- Throughout the U.S. Army, many Soldiers fire on ranges on any given day.

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Images: Firing from a speedboat

Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Polish soldiers from the 16th Airborne Battalion, participate in a live fire exercise Aug. 27, 2015, in Wedrzyn, Poland. During the exercise, the soldiers fired at targets from a moving speedboat.
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Video: Water Range, Poland Story

U.S. and Polish Soldiers conducted a weapons range at a lake in Wedrzyn, Poland as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Images: Two Days With Carl: Dog Company takes on Best Squad Competition in Lithuania

United States Army Soldiers assigned to Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, traverse a water obstacle with their gear during a Lithuanian Land Forces Best Squad Competition held at the Great Lithuanian Hetman Jonusas Radvila Training Regiment, in Rukla, Lithuania, Aug. 27, 2015.
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Images: Take that hill

U.S. Soldiers assigned to P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and Polish soldiers of the 6th Airborne Brigade advance uphill during a live fire exercise with Polish soldiers of the 6th Airborne Brigade Aug. 25, 2015, at the Wedrzyn Training Area in Poland.
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Igniting the Spark for a Stronger Alliance

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia - Whether seated in a turret atop a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or crouched on the ground reading a map, all Soldiers involved in the training exercise fixed their sights on the shared goal of the team as they watched the explosions in the distance.
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Images: ‘Destined’ Soldiers help celebrate Estonia’s freedom

Soldiers with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade take part in Estonia’s Restoration of Independence Day celebration Aug. 20, in Karski-Nuia, Estonia.
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Images: Estonian Restoration of Independence Festival

An Estonian citizen passes a handful of candy as a token of thanks to Pvt. Robert E. Covey, a radio telephone operator assigned to 2nd Platoon, Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and a native of Bloomington, Ill., during the Restoration of Independence Festival.
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Images: Norwegian, US engineers unite, build partnerships

Engineers with 500th Engineer Company, 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade based out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, and the Theater Enabling Force of the Norwegian Army High Readiness Force work to develop a demolition range.
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Images: Overcoming obstacles together

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Stanley Martinez, a Soldier assigned to P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, is helped over a wall by a Polish soldier of the 6th Airborne Brigade during a combined obstacle course.
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Video: Norwegian Engineers Help U.S. Construction to Enhance Estonian Capabilities

Engineers from the Norwegian Army assist the 500th Engineer Company, 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade in constructing breaching training walls and a military vehicle road to enhance the capabilities of their Estonian Allies near Tapa, Estonia. Also available in high definition.
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Images: Command Sgt. Maj. Lyon visits Estonia

Command Sgt. Maj. of U.S. Army Europe Sheryl D. Lyon inspects the items used by Soldiers in the Estonian Defense Force while in basic training during a tour of Tapa Army Base, Estonia, Aug. 17, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: U.S. and Estonian Soldiers Perform Joint Helicopter Jump

Soldiers from Destined and Hound Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (ABN), 173rd Airborne Brigade jump with members of the Estonian Defense League Aug. 16. Also available in high definition.-
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Video: Allied Weapons Range, Poland

U.S. and Polish Soldiers take part in an allied weapons range in Wedrzyn, Poland as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Trading weapons: Building stronger alliances

WEDRZYN, Poland - Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a combined rifle qualification range with Polish allies August 18, 2015 at the Wedrzyn Training Area in Poland.

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Images: Celebrating allies: US Army invited to Polish Armed Forces Day

WARSAW, Poland - Thousands of people gathered here at the National Football Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, to meet with Polish soldiers and their American allies from P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment during Polish Armed Forces Day, Aug. 15.
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Images: Polish Armed Forces Day Parade

U.S. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade march in the Polish Armed Forces Day Parade Aug. 15, 2015, in Warsaw, Poland.
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Images: Service members take leap toward a stronger alliance

Sgt. Hector Ortega, assigned to Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, helps an Estonian ally prepare for a jump before a combined training airborne jump in Estonia, Aug. 16, 2015.
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Images: Estonian, US forces conduct airborne operations

Estonian and U.S. Soldiers wait for their turn to jump Aug. 16, during a joint airborne operations training exercise at a landing zone near Nurmsi, Estonia.
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Images: Airborne jump preparation in Estonia

Soldiers with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, practice correct parachute control to prepare for an upcoming airborne jump, at Tapa Army Base, Estonia, Aug. 15.
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Images: Polish Armed Forces Day 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull and Army Europe Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Bill Gayler speak with Soldiers from P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment prior to the start of Poland's Armed Forces Day Parade, August 15.
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Video: Maj. Gen. Bill Gayler, Polish Armed Forces Day Parade

Maj. Gen. Bill Gayler, Deputy Commanding General of USAREUR, talks about the importance of U.S. Soldiers participating in the Polish Armed Forces Day Parade. Also available in high definition.
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Video: Uhlan Fury Demonstrates a Strong Europe

In the final days of Uhlan Fury '15, Dog Company, 1-503rd Infantry Regiment and 2nd Coy of the Uhlan Battalion conducted sling-load operations in conjunction with a raid during their Situational Training Exercise, or STX and an Airborne operation.
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Video: Suzanna Augustyn, Sandomierz Community Event

Suzanna Augustyn, a local Polish girl, talks about her experience at the community event held in Sandomierz, Poland by the US Army's 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Also available in high definition.
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Video: SPC Evan Bush, Sandomierz Community Event

SPC Evan Bush, a medic with 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, talks about the community event held in Sandomierz.
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Images: Uhlan Fury: Bilateral exercise continues in Lithuania

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 4th Infantry Division, secure a landing zone.
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Images: Destined Soldiers conduct Humvee terrain manuever training

Soldiers with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, make their way over a hill during the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) terrain maneuver training Aug. 11.
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Images: Load up, tie down

From left: Pvt. Arturas Valavicius, Pvt. Martynas Narbutaitis and Pvt. Paulius Lenkaitis, all members of Distribution Company, Main Support Battalion, Lithuanian Land Forces, prepare a supply container for loading at a Polish military base near Nowa Deba, Poland, Aug. 11, 2015.
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Images: Brig. Gen. DeBlieck visit to Estonia

Brig. Gen. Arlan M. DeBlieck, (left) the Civil Support Command commanding general and a native of Des Moines, Iowa, speaks with Capt. Andrew T. Twardowski, commander of 500th Engineer Company, 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, while visiting engineers during a visit to Estonia, Aug. 11.
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US Black Hawks elevate training during Atlantic Resolve

NOWA DEBA, Poland (Aug. 10, 2015) -- Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an air assault training exercise, Aug. 7, at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

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Exercise Uhlan Fury hits stride in Lithuania

PABRADE, Lithuania (Aug. 13, 2015) -- Exercise Uhlan Fury ended here today, culminating with a jump from UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters above the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area.

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US Soldiers meet with Sandomierz residents

NOWA DEBA, Poland - While traveling from the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland, Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment stopped to interact with some of the local populace August 12, in Sandomierz, Poland.

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US Soldiers play Latvian National Baseball Team in esprit de corps game

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - "Sky Soldiers" of Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) out of Vicenza, Italy, tested their baseball skills against players from the Latvian National Team in Riga, Latvia, Aug. 8.
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US Black Hawks elevate training during Atlantic Resolve

NOWA DEBA, Poland -- Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an air assault training exercise, Aug. 7, at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.
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Taking a water break

NOWA DEBA, Poland - Over the course of Atlantic Resolve, Soldiers have sent a lot of rounds down range, mastered a myriad of land navigation courses and jumped out of helicopters.
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Bilateral wire guided missile training conducted in Lithuania

PABRADE, Lithuania -- A bilateral training mission was held over a two-day period at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area here, involving U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces, or LLF, Soldiers learning to co-operate a wire guided missile system.
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US troops meet and greet local residents in southern Poland

NOWA DEBA, Poland - A festive-music-filled atmosphere and the inviting smells of summer, with kids playing in the spray of water from a repurposed fire hose, set the scene for a community meet-and-greet hosted by the Soldiers of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Aug. 5, on the town square here.
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NATO allies unite for Pitka Challenge 2015

NURSIPALU NATURE RESERVE, Estonia - In the dense vegetation of the Nursipalu Nature Reserve near Rouge vald, Estonia, 25 teams from eight NATO countries gathered in the spirit of friendly competition for the four-day Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge 2015, Aug. 4.
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NATO, Operation Atlantic Resolve: The art of assurance and deterrence

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- For many Soldiers, the Europe-wide Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, may appear to be merely a composition of combined training and exercises held between the U.S. and NATO allies.
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US, Polish Soldiers take to water for training

NOWA DEBA, Poland -- The art of observing enemy activity while remaining undetected is a skill on which cavalry scouts of the U.S. Army pride themselves.
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Video: Mortar Live Fire B-Roll

Mortar teams from P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a mortar live fire using 120mm mortars mounted in a Stryker. At the end of training, the U.S. Soldiers invited the Polish mortarmen to fire rounds from the U.S. mortar tubes.
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NATO officer visits US Soldiers in Poland

NOWA DEBA, Poland - A senior NATO officer visited U.S. troops in Poland July 27 to observe their training and discuss their increasing role within the alliance.
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Video: Distinguished Visitors Visit Romania

American and Romanian forces supporting Operation Resolute Castle in Cincu, Romania, hosted a Distinguished Visitor Day (DV Day). The DV Day included escorting the DVs across Cincu, where the American and Romanian forces are working together on multiple projects to build infrastructure and training facilities for future training events with our Nato allies and ensuring NATO remains the most successful political and military alliance in history.
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Lessons from the past: Visiting one of the largest mass-murder sites in history

OŚWIĘCIM, Poland - It can sometimes be difficult to fully grasp the magnitude of something solely from a history lesson.
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Video: Deployed Digital Training Campus

Mr. Ernest Hudson talks about the importance of the Deployed Digital Training Campus (DDTC). Also available in high definition.
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US, Polish Soldiers send rounds down range in team live fire exercise

NOWA DEBA, Poland -- After training together for weeks, U.S. and Polish Soldiers got one last chance to see how effectively they could communicate and work together in an exercise, which would demonstrate their ability to send hot lead down range.
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'Sky Soldiers' conduct training at former Russian facility in Latvia

SKRUNDA, Latvia - Soldiers from Attack Company, along with 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted mutually beneficial training at an abandoned Russian radar facility here July 22. The training, which included ex-plosive breaching and building clearing techniques, further demonstrated the commitment and continued partnership between the U.S. Army and NATO allies in Eastern Europe.
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US, Romania showcase engineering capabilities during Resolute Castle event

SIBIU, Romania - U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Romanian Land Forces Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Nicolae-Ionel Ciuc? and several additional dignitaries participated in a distinguished visitors event as part of Resolute Castle in Cincu Training Area, Romania, July 25.
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Estonian, US forces receive new jump wings

NURMSI, Estonia -- Despite ominous clouds, which lingered from the day before, Estonian and U.S. Army paratroopers, began the day early to conduct the joint airborne operations exercise they had been planning two days before a drop zone near Nurmsi.
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A Stryker crew's journey to 'top gun'

NOWA DEBA, Poland -- Many different teams go down the range and fire at targets when units are completing gunnery training. However, in the end, only one crew can be the best.
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Video: "The Hunt"

A spot focusing on the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, both of 173rd Airborne Brigade, as they conduct Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or MOUT.
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US and Polish paratroopers join forces for airborne jump

NOWA DEBA, Poland - U.S. Army paratroopers with 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Polish soldiers from the 6th Airborne Brigade, conducted an airborne training exercise July 18 at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.
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Video: Joint Airborne Operation, Poland

Paratroopers from the US Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade and Polish 6th Airborne Brigade conducted a joint airborne operation at Nowa Deba Training Area, Poland. This operation was conducted as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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US, Estonian soldiers conduct Exercise Saaremaa Island

SAAREMA ISLAND, Estonia -- Perplexed frowns and occasional pauses to check maps indicated the mounting frustration felt by the U.S. Soldiers as they trekked across the island, scouring the countryside for checkpoints marked on their map.
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Video: Joint Air Assault, Poland Clip

Cpl. Pawel Krupa, Polish 6th Airborne Brigade, talks about his experience during a joint air assault mission conducted with the US Army's 4/2 Cavalry Squadron.
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US, Polish forces participate in joint air assault exercise

NOWA DEBA, Poland -- In old Western movies, whenever a settler on the frontier was in danger, the one thing that you could always anticipate was the blast of the bugle, and the men of the U.S. Cavalry riding to the rescue. The days of the frontier may be over, but the mystique of this legendary force can be seen here in the Polish forests.
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Video: Sky Soldiers Give Back

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, both of 173rd Airborne Brigade, partner with the U.S. Embassy and the LNK Charity Fund, to do repairs on the Spriditis Orphanage, in Latvia. The Soldiers are in country supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing multinational partnership focused on joint training and security cooperation between the U.S. and other NATO allies.
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US Soldiers pay-it-forward, help renovate Latvian orphanage

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- More than 40 kilometers outside of Latvia's capital city, Riga, there is a small orphanage, which is home to approximately 35 children.
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Allies light up the night

NOWA DEBA TRAINING AREA, Poland -- A Polish paratrooper from the 16th Airborne Battalion, 6th Airborne Brigade fires an RPG-7D rocket-propelled grenade during allied weapons training with U.S. soldiers July 9, 2015, at Nowa Deba Training Area in southern Poland.
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Allied soldiers build on the fundamentals

NOWA DEBA, Poland - Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, conducted a live-fire exercise with Polish soldiers July 8, 2015 at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.
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Video: Joint Weapons Range in Poland

Infantrymen from the United States and Poland conduct a joint weapons range at Nowa Deba Training Area, Poland
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Images: ‘Destined’ Soldiers conduct fire team exercise

Soldiers from the Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, participated in a live fire exercise July 11, at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia.
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Images: Care under fire

Soldiers with Dog Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) carry a mock casualty during care under fire training at an LLF base in Alytus, Lithuania, July 9, 2015.
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Images: Maj. Gen. Gamble visits Tapa Army Base

Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, commander, 21st Theater Sustainment Command since June 24, 2015, visited Estonian allies during a tour of Tapa Army Base, Estonia, July 9, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Images: Dog Company trains for medevac in Lithuania

Multinational Soldiers take part in medical evacuation training exercise at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion in Alytus, Lithuania, July 9, 2015.
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Images: Live fire exercise in Estonia hones soldiering skills

Soldiers with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire rounds while their squad assaults a position during a live fire training exercise at Tapa, Estonia,
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Images: ‘Destined’ Soldiers welcome EDF Soldier during training

Multinational Soldiers take part in an M9 live-fire range July 7, at the Tapa Army Base small-arms range as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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US Army tanks shoot in Bulgaria

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria -- Soldiers from C Co. 3-69 Armor Bn., 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division joined with soldiers from Bulgarian army to conduct Operation Speed and Power on June 24-25, at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
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Army paratroopers take beach during exercise

USTKA, Poland -- U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint, combined amphibious and air assault from ships in the Baltic Sea here as part of Exercise Baltic Operations, or BALTOPS, 2015, June 17.
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Working Together to Contribute to the Greater Good for the Bulgarian People

SLIVEN, Bulgaria- Despite having home bases thousands of miles away, the two forces sat side-by-side at the table, hashing out ways to better the nearby community. The brainstorming session allowed the counterparts the opportunity to come together as one united team, combining similarities while learning from one another's differences.
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Video: Romania Hooah

A hooah video with some of the training conducted during Operation Atlantic Resolve in Romania.
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Unexpected opportunities found a world away

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria- Whether she is intently inserting intravenous fluid into a patient, or painstakingly counting the exact amount of medication required to treat ailments, the care and patience is evident as the medic furrows her brow and works quickly yet efficiently to ensure each task she tackles is executed to the best of her ability.
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Learning and growing together, one level at a time

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria- The American and Bulgarian soldiers dismounted from their respective military vehicles, filing separately then forming one united force before entering the crumbling, dilapidated three-story building. While the soldiers did not know what challenges awaited them inside the building as they rounded each corner, they knew that they could competently face any foe encountered together.
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Video: U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Estonia Bring Out the Big Guns for Live-Fire Exercise

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division practice fire and maneuver with their armored assets at Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia June 13 and 14.
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U.S., Latvian military conduct airborne training in conjunction with Europe-wide exercise

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Military personnel from the Latvian National Armed Forces, U.S. Army and Air Force performed joint airborne training operations in conjunction with Operation Atlantic Resolve at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 15.
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Strengthening capabilities through interaction and communication during Kabile 15

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria- Through shared experiences, two forces from different sides of the globe are able to overcome language and cultural barriers as they forge a lasting friendship, uniting for a common goal.
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Video: Kabile 15' Opening Ceremony

Colonel Nikov, Commander of the Bulgarian 2nd Mechanized Brigade and Director of Kabile 15', discuss the upcoming training during Kabile 15'.
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Images: Tankers conduct gunnery in Estonia

Armor Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, of Fort Stewart, Ga., engage a target down range with their M1A2 Abrams’ 120 mm main gun during a live-fire training exercise, June 14, at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia.
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Video: Bulgarian Music Festival

Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Melendez talks about his experience during a local music festival in Kotel, Bulgaria.
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Images: Bulgarian Weapons Familiarization

2/2 CR soldiers gained familiarization on the AK-47 assault rifle, and the rocket-propelled grenade from their Bulgarian counterparts as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Joint Operations MASCAL Exercise

Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division organized a mass-casualty exercise in Latvia that combined the medical capabilities of forces from 13 different nations, which included land and air medical assets. The exercise was held in conjunction with Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing multinational partnership focused on joint training and security cooperation between the U.S. and other NATO allies.
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Team Estonia participates in Narva Soapbox Derby

NARVA, Estonia - For the past several weeks, if one took a walk around Tapa Army Base, Soldiers with Team Estonia could be seen tinkering and perfecting; putting their hard work, dedication and creativity to the test, in a different way.
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Sarmis 15 concludes with a bang, yet bonds strengthened will endure

CINCU TRAINING AREA, Romania- As new friends forge a lasting partnership through shared experiences and common goals, the alliance formed during joint training exercises amongst counterparts endures despite the culmination of the event.
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Exercise Puma 15 marks first for U.S., Polish, French armies

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland -- Soldiers, from the U.S., Polish, and French armies, completed a multi-battalion-sized training exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland, May 29. Although between NATO allies, Exercise Puma 15 marks the first time the partners have conducted with battalions from each respective nation.
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Keeping the mission going: A supply guy's perspective

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland - Heading out at 4 a.m., Staff Sgt. Marcus Carr Sr. and his supply team put on their gear and jump in their tactical vehicle to deliver breakfast to the Soldiers in the field.
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A career in combat medicine

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland - For one secondary school in Czaplinek, Poland, career day is held a little differently. Rather than having students trudge through the cafeteria and randomly selecting booths where job representatives anxiously await questions, this technical school put on a show.
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Going back to school: Soldiers celebrate Children's Day

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland - Throughout Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Soldiers have been presented with many opportunities to train with NATO allies.
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Sarmis 15 mass casualty exercise builds cohesion, allows learning opportunities

CINCU TRAINING AREA, Romania- A sudden flurry of activity breaks the otherwise calm setting of the medical tent erected in the field. The group of medics spring into action, each contributing to the treatment of the patient before them, providing competent and efficient care despite the patient being from a country thousands of miles from the medics' home.
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Images: Sarmis 15 mass casualty exercise

Photo gallery from mass casualty exercise, which allowed NATO allies from Romania, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to learn new information about how their counterparts perform medical procedures, as well as learning about their varying and similar medical equipment.
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Video: Joint CASEVAC Training

Medics from the United States, Canada, Romania, and the United Kingdom worked together to perform a CASEVAC training mission during SARMIS 15' at Cincu Training Center, Romania. SARMIS 15' is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Strong Europe

A 15 second video of what makes Operation Atlantic Resolve and the Strong Europe Campaign effective. Developing Leaders, Readiness and Enabling the Alliance with our partners in how we make a Strong Europe.
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Working together to save lives

BRASOV, Romania- During times of crisis, a team must be able to work together competently and quickly to stabilize the sick or wounded. A life may depend on the fast, cohesive care of all allies, even if the members of the team hail from differing countries.
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Images: CASEVAC exercise

Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment join their Romanian, Canadian, and British allies in transporting a casualty from a helicopter to an ambulance during a CASEVAC training exercise, Brasov Garrison, Romania, May 23.
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Images: Team Eagle conducts combined arms live-fire exercise

Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers from 2nd Coy, Iron Wolf Brigade fire a smoke screen from an M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier during a joint live-fire exercise with their American partners, US Army unit Team Eagle, Task Force 2-7 Infantry, held at the Great Lithuanian Hetman Jonusas Radvila Training Regiment, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 22, 2015.
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Images: Team Eagle runs for the glory

United States Army Soldiers assigned to Team Eagle, Task Force 2-7 Infantry participated in a half-marathon and 10k road race through Vilnius, Lithuania, May 24, 2015.
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Estonian Defense Force Soldier fires US weapon

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia - From the top of a hill, overlooking the dense Estonian woods, the first firing order, U.S. Soldiers with Team Estonia staged their Humvees in preparation for the live-fire small arms and missile ranges, May 23, at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia.
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Video: Strong Europe Demonstration

U.S. Army, Portuguese and Lithuanian land forces demonstrate what partnership and interoperability really mean ...
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U.S. Army plans exercise with Romanian Land Force

BRASOV GARRISON, Romania -- Despite hours of planning and preparation dedicated toward a common goal, those involved would not know if the planning was a success until the plans are implemented. It is only then when all involved learn whether the initial phases led to a seamless flow, or a failure.
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Video: The Race of Champions

Short promotional video about Operation Atlantic Resolve, showing the children of Latvia racing the U.S. soldiers, during Gauja Day in Adazi, Latvia.
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Cavalry March concludes with a warm welcome from Romanians in Brasov

BRASOV, Romania -- It had been a long, two day journey beginning at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base but as the Troopers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment rolled into Brasov, Romania on the final leg of their Cavalry March, they were met with smiles and support from the city's local residents.
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Video: SARMIS 15' Opening Ceremony

2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Command Sergeant Major, CSM Peter D. Johnson, discussing the days events that kicked off SARMIS 15'.
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Images: Sarmis 15 Opening Ceremony

Images from the Sarmis Opening Ceremony, Cincu Training Area, Romania, May 18, in preparation for joint training exercises to improve interoperability as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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US and Romanian armies marching together to demonstrate commitment for a better future

PLOIESTI, Romania- More than 300 soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted Operation Cavalry March. They trekked more than 400 kilometers across Romania from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near the Black Sea, through Transylvania to the Cincu Training Area in central Romania during a two-day movement of troops and more than 90 vehicles, May 13-14.
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Video: Operation Cavalry Marc - Sinaia, Romania

Just one of many stops along 2nd Squadron's 400km journey with Romanian Land Forces through Romania.
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A warm welcome for a time-honored friend

BRASOV, Romania - United States and Romanian flags waved and cheers accompanied the smiles of the Romanian people lined along the streets as the U.S. military vehicles and troops filed by.
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Honoring selfless service and dedication

PLOIESTI, Romania- As the service members stood in a row, the colors and flags of their uniforms were varied, yet the veterans shared one commonality: A history of selfless dedication to their countries, spanning from decades ago to present day.
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Images: Sinaia WWII Memorial Ceremony

United States Army military officials join Romanian military officials and veterans at the Sinaia WWII Ceremony, Sinaia, Romania, as part of the Cavalry March, May 14. Three hundred eighty-seven U.S. Soldiers were remembered as fallen heroes during the war.
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Video: Brig. Gen. Mike Tarsa Sinaia Cemetary

Brig. Gen. Mike Tarsa, Deputy Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division, makes remarks about a wreath laying ceremony in Sinaia, Romania.
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2d Cavalry Regiment preps for Cavalry March across Romania

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- Troopers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in a rehearsal of concept drill alongside soldiers belonging to the Romanian Land Forces, in preparation for the unit's upcoming Cavalry March at Mikhail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, May 11, 2015.
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Sky Soldiers begin Operation Siil, deploy 'The Raven'

JOHVI, Estonia - As the sun came up May 10, in a remote field surrounded by giant pine trees, Soldiers with Anvil Troop 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, began day one of Operation Siil, at the Johvi Training Area.
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US Soldiers give Latvian students a crash course in Army, American culture

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - Students from local schools were given the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Army and American culture during a community engagement held in Adazi, Latvia, May 12-13.
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2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment continues to improve on their Bulgarian partnership with a local kindergarten in Mokren

MOKREN, Bulgaria – Troopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, once again continued their partnership with Slantse Kindergarten in Mokren, Bulgaria, May 9, 2015. Many of the 45 Soldiers who volunteered today just completed a live-fire exercise at dawn, but still selflessly volunteered.
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Video: American tanks train in Latvia

An American unit training in Latvia has been demonstrating its tank capability. The exercise involved personnel from the 3rd Infantry Division and M1A2 Abrams battle tanks at the Adazi military base just outside Riga.
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Images: American tanks demonstrate capability

Members of Charlie Company, 27 Infantry, First Brigade, Third Infantry Division from the United States, conduct live fire training in their M1A2 Abrams battle tanks at the Adazi military base just outside of Riga, Latvia, May 7, 2015.
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Target in sight, firing

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland - In the cramped confines of the U.S. Army's M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the crew must be able to communicate effectively and react quickly in order send their lethal rounds toward the enemy. This kind of precision only comes through many hours of training and hard work between the crew.
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US troops demonstrate UAV's capabilities in Estonia

Operation Siil, also known as Hedgehog, is the largest training exercise ever held in Estonia and features more than 12,000 Soldiers from six nations. Operation Siil, part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, is a way for the United States and NATO forces to unite, train, build relationships, trust and enhance interoperability.
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Estonia president visits Soldiers during Operation Siil

The President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves is greeted by Company Commander, Capt. Tim Keilty, A Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, during Operation Siil held in Johvi, Estonia, May 9.
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US Soldiers welcomed at first ever visit to Lithuanian Parliament

RUKLA, Lithuania - The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania and its Ministry of National Defense hosted the Soldiers of Team Eagle, Task Force 2-7 Infantry, based in Rukla, Lithuania, in a celebration of Victory in Europe Day held at Seimas Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, May 8, 2015.
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Estonian Defense Forces make history

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia - On May 8 in the dense Estonian woods of the Central Training Area, Soldiers with the Estonian Defense Forces made history.
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Images: Media engagement: Tank shoot

Images taken during a gunnery table and media engagement with European news agencies in Adazi, Latvia, May 7.
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Video: Soldier Fires AT-4

Getaur Jashari, from Harrisburg, Pa., a soldier from Team Eagle Task Force 2-7 Infantry, fires an AT-4 during a live fire exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania.
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Video: Soldiers Breach Wire

Nathaniel Duesler, a Soldier from Team Eagle Task Force 2-7 IN, cuts and breaches concertina wire during a platoon live fire exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania.
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Video: U.S. Embassy Families Visit Troops on Tapa Military Base

Interview with Lt. Col. Geoffrey Wright, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attache, U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia
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Images: Team Eagle conducts platoon movement drills

Photos from a practice run of a platoon movement exercise at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, May 4, 2015.
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U.S. tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

M1A2 Main Battle Tanks from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division demonstrate fire and maneuver tactics for distinguished visitors and Estonian soldiers during a live-fire exercise, April 30.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve: a year in review

WIESBADEN, Germany -- April 23, 2015, marked the one year anniversary of the announcement to begin a series of exercises now known as Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Celebrating a strong alliance through an interchanging of knowledge, assets

SMARDAN, ROMANIA- Towering flags unfurl with the breeze as the four Soldiers stand at attention beneath them. While each of the soldiers don a differing uniform representing countries thousands of miles apart, their unity causes them to stand together as one undivided team.
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Anvil Troop helps Estonian Defense Force train

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia - Among the dense Estonian pine woods and bone chilling breeze, Soldiers of Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade set up defense positions against the Estonian Defense Force during Operation Tornado April 21-23, at the Central Training Area.
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Eyes of the Army: Forward observers train with allies

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland - If the artillery is the king of battle, as the U.S. Army's running cadence says, then the U.S. Army's forward observers are the eyes of the king. This group of Soldiers spend countless hours, often ahead of the main body of troops, ensuring the artillery can accurately and quickly send lethal rounds miles away to enemy troops and equipment.
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Images: Estonian and American Forces engage in Operation Tornado

Soldiers with Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade play opposition force against the 1st Infantry Brigade, Estonian Defense Force during Operation Tornado April 22, at the Central Training Area, Estonia.
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NATO allies make splash during Flaming Thunder

RUKLA, Lithuania – With the target in sight, instructions are relayed to waiting artillerymen – a fire mission is underway. With a deep thud, followed by a brief moment of eerie silence, massive explosions erupt downrange – another enemy has been wiped from the battlefield.
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Video: Exercise Wind Spring 15 in Romania

SMARDAN, Romania – Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw met soldiers and witnessed multinational military training being held at the Smardan training area in eastern Romania on Tuesday 21 April 2015.
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Images: Polish sniper

A Polish sniper working with U.S. cavalry scouts from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from, completes a situational training exercise April 22, 2015, at Camp Konotop, Poland
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For tank crews, focus on basics is key to success

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland – For the Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, practicing the basics is the key to success.
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Images: Flaming Thunder makes big impact

Photos taken during the Flaming Thunder training exercise, April 21, 2015, at the General Silvestras Zilkaliskas training area, Pabrade, Lithuania. Flaming Thunder is an exercise in a much larger operation going on throughout Europe known as Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Romanian Unified Land Forces Anniversary

A story made at the Romanian Unified Land Forces Anniversary celebration in Bucharest, Romania.
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Images: Exercise Wind Spring Distinguished Visitor's Day

Troopers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, along with soldiers belonging to the Romanian Land Forces, Moldova, the British Coldstream Guard and Soldiers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's Opposing Force, prepare to meet distinguished guests, while participating in a multinational combined arms demonstration during an Exercise Wind Spring Distinguished Visitor's event at Smardan Training Area, Romania, Apr. 18, 2015.
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Video: Soldiers Partner With Latvian Football

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment,1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, help the Latvian American football team, Riga Lions, by officiating a game against the Tartu Titans.
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US Army fires tanks in Lithuania for first time

PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania - Four M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks conducted a live-fire demonstration for the Lithuanian Minister of Defense, members of the Lithuanian army and civilians showcasing the 120mm main gun, 240B 7.62mm and M2A1 .50 caliber machine guns April 9.
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U.S. Army aviators support Latvian special ops training

KATTERBACH, Germany - Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training, April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.
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Video: 2nd Cavalry Regiment Returns to Vilseck, Germany

Video courtesy of Joint Multinational Training Command
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Leaders from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Romanian Land Forces talk cooperation

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Leadership assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with their military counterparts assigned to the Training and Doctrine Command, Romanian Land Forces, at the Land Forces Headquarters, here, Apr. 2.
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Dragoon Ride: 2d Cav. Regt. returns home to Germany

VILSECK, Germany -- More than 400 Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 2d Cavalry Regiment completed a historic 1,100 mile road march across Eastern Europe April 1.
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2nd Sqdn, 2nd CR joins Operation Atlantic Resolve-South in Romania

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- As 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ends their current rotation in Operation Atlantic Resolve-North with the squadron's current "Dragoon Ride" from Estonia to Germany, the Regiment remains actively engaged while continually supporting their NATO allies.
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Army Europe expands Operation Atlantic Resolve training to Romania, Bulgaria

SMARDAN, Romania -- Paratroopers, from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Soldiers, from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an early-entry training exercise together with Romanian allies, March 24, to mark the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, into Romania and Bulgaria.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment begins major convoy for Operation Atlantic Resolve

WIESBADEN, Germany -- A battalion from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, assumed responsibility for the U.S. Army's Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, land force training and security cooperation activities in Estonia, March 20, from Army Europe's 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in the first of several scheduled transfers of mission that will occur throughout eastern Europe over the next few days.
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U.S. Dragoons leaving Poland with stronger alliance

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, POLAND - Dragoons from K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Polish infantrymen from 3rd Company, 1st Infantry Battalion, 12th Mechanized Brigade forged a stronger alliance after months of conducting a variety of joint exercises during Operation Atlantic Resolve in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, from January to March 2015.
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Video: From the First Inception of the Stryker

Sgt. 1st Class Adam Insco speaks from his experience as a subject matter expert the impact strykers have on him and the U.S. Army.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve promotes learning between U.S., Estonia

RABASAARE, Estonia – U.S. Soldiers conducted a combined training exercise with Estonian forces Saturday, to help build skills and strengthen the force here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Operation Atlantic Resolve-2d CR Combined Training Exercise

Dragoons of Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment conduct offensive operations druing a combined training exercise with Lithuaninan Land Forces. As a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Dragoons deploy to training locations in Lithuania to train with host nation forces to build interoperability.
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Joint live-fire exercise kicks off in Poland

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - Shots rang out on a blustery, cold winter morning as Polish infantrymen kicked off the first of a three-day joint live-fire exercise with U.S. dragoons at the Drawsko Pomorskie Land Forces Training Center here March 4.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve brings Americans, Estonians closer

TAPA, Estonia - “To see very tired Soldiers after a hard field exercise, but still, they are happy. I think that’s the most valuable training for the Soldiers,” said Lt. Col. Aron Kalmus, the commander of the Estonian Land Force’s 1st Infantry Brigade.
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Polish, US forces prepare for live-fire exercise

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - A month of intense training between two units – one from the U.S., the other from Poland – culminates this week in a live-fire exercise that demonstrates the close operational ties they have achieved in a relatively short time.
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Medics always ready to back-up Troopers

TAPA, ESTONIA – “I had this deep seated desire to bring American heroes back home to their families,” said Pfc. Joseph D. Nguyen, combat medic, assigned to Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Tapa, Estonia. “When Soldiers are injured, there is no greater feeling than knowing that the Soldiers are able to see their loved ones and friends because I did the best I could.”
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US, Polish forces hone interoperability skills

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning's frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk's arrival and the beginning of medical evacuation training.
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Video: 2d CR, Polish Land Forces conduct situational exercises in Poland

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Killer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, conduct a combine situational exercises with the Polish land forces as a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, in February 2015.
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Video: OAR Update-2CR in Deep Freeze

Soldiers from the Latvian Army teach Dragoons from HHT, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment how to survive in freezing waters of the Baltic.
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Photos: Ice Plunge (in Latvian)

On February 26, about 50 soldiers from Latvian National Armed Forces and Canadian Armed Forces as well as troops of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army did the ice plunge task in the Lake Kadaga during the exercise „Ziema”.
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Video: OAR Update-Estonian Independence Day

Dragoons from Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, joined their Estonian allies in celebrating their independence by participating in a day of festivities and celebration.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment represents the US Army in the Estonian Independence Day parade

NARVA, Estonia-- Dragoons assigned to Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated, alongside their NATO Allies, in the Estonian Independence Day Parade held in Narva, Estonia, Feb. 24, 2015.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch-Latvian Brigade Run

HHT, "Hammer" 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment joins the Latvian Land Force Infantry on a brigade run around Camp Adazi, Latvia.
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Video: OAR Update-A Dragoon Valentine

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment show that it takes more than hard training and commitment to be a Dragoon.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch-Engineer's Sports Day in Latvia

2CR and Latvian Engineers conclude their extensive training with a friendly day of sports.
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Video: OAR Update-Student Shadow Day

What's it like being a soldier in NATO? Soldiers from 2d Cavalry Regiment and the Latvian Land Force at Camp Adazi took a day to show Latvian students some of the many aspects of being in a modern military.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch-It's all about the BOOM

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment show some guests what being a mortarman is all about.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch-Latvian Student Shadow Day

3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment hosts "Shadow Day" for high school students-all members of Junior Achievement Latvia. The participants were selected from a pool of applicants who wrote essays expressing their interest to the U.S. Embassy.
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Video: OAR Update-A Latvian, a Dragoon, and a Javelin

Soldiers from the Latvian Land Force and 2d Cavalry Regiment had the chance to shoot the Javelin missile at Camp Adazi, Latvia. The training is part of the cross training of NATO forces to improve interoperability during Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Photos: 4th Infantry Division at Grafenwoehr

Photos from the arrival of 4th Infantry Division in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb. 9, 2015. 4th ID is deploying to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve as the first regionally aligned forces division headquarters for U.S. European Command.
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Photos: Squad Lanes in Latvia

Soldiers from Headquarter and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment conduct squad lanes at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Jan. 28, 2015. The training is part of 2d Cavalry Regiments involvement in Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch - Lithuanian Basketball

Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment had a chance to unwind before their upcoming cold weather training in Lithuania. Chicken nuggets were involved.
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Video: OAR Update - Surviving the Extreme

Being hunted through frozen Lithuanian forests is no joke. Dragoons in Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment must do everything they can to survive. Video by Sgt. Kyle Burns.
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Video: OAR Update - Dragoons Got You Covered!

Dragoons of 2d Cavalry Regiment practiced breaking contact and bounding maneuvers during a live fire exercise as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Adazi, Latvia. Our Latvian hosts also had some words of encouragement to offer the soldiers.
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Video: Lithuanian Culture Day Trip

Soldiers from Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment learn about the history of Lithuania before they train with Lithuanian Forces in Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch - Wolfpack preps for the Cold

Soldiers of Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment brace themselves for the upcoming Winter Survival Training in Lithuania by reviewing the unique injuries to cold weather environments.
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Meeting the Soldiers of 2nd Cavalry Regiment

ADAZI, Latvia - Gun fire slices through the cold air as the Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Calvary Regiment start their first day of training down at the rifle range.
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Latvia welcomes the Dragoons for Atlantic Resolve

ADAZI, Latvia - "When I see a Latvian Soldier, I see a NATO Soldier. When I see an American Soldier, I see a NATO soldier," said Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges, commander U.S. Army Europe, on Monday Jan. 19, 2015 for the "Welcoming Ceremony" for the Soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: OAR Update-Wolfpack Ready to Roll

Dragoons of 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment receive their equipment in Latvia for their upcoming mission in Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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U.S. Troops Resuming Atlantic Resolve Training in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army troops resumed Operation Atlantic Resolve land-forces training of allied and partner forces this week as 75 Stryker combat vehicles arrived in Eastern Europe, Pentagon Press spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.
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Video: Dragoon Glitch: Boots on the ground in Latvia

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment touch down in the Baltic to support NATO partners and Allies in Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Cavalry Soldiers wrap up successful Atlantic Resolve rotation

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside more than 13 different nations during multiple international exercises in Eastern Europe, Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.
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Photos: 2d Cavalry Regiment Stryker Loading

Flickr album of 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment Stryker Loading, Jan. 6, 2015
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Operation Atlantic Resolve: A Case Study in Effective Communication Strategy

Ground forces deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to achieve a tactical objective and, perhaps more importantly, a communication objective. USAREUR’s coupling of the desired tactical and information end-states of the operation offers a model for applying communication strategy to future operations.
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Video: Latvia Celebrates 96 Years of Independence with NATO Allies

Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stood among troops from Latvia, Norway and other NATO allies and march together during the celebration of Latvia Day, this year marks Latvia's 96th year of independence.
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Video: Troops Fire Mortars

Polish and U.S. Soldiers train on mortar fire systems.
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Video: Atlantic Resolve in Latvia, Task Force Viking Digs In

American and Norwegian soldiers on Adazi Training Area are moving forward with tanks while engineers dig trenches and fox holes for Task Force Viking's Infantry during as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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NATO alliances conduct live fire

ZLOCIENIEC, Poland -- Polish Soldiers joined the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to train during a bi-lateral live-fire near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Nov. 13, 2014.
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Video: NATO Fires Weapons

Polish and U.S. Soldiers train on machine guns and tank weapons.
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173rd Airborne continues allied training missions in Romania

CINCU, Romania -- American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Romanian army paratroopers began the first day of a week-long combined situational training exercise here Nov. 17.
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Stayin' Alive: US, Estonian medics practice lifesaving techniques

TAPA, Estonia -- "Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man: no time to talk. Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around since I was born. And now it's all right, I'm OK. And you may look the other way. We can try to understand the New York Times' effect on a man … "
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Video: Medical Skills Staying Alive with Refresher Training

Medical personnel from both the Estonia army and the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, freshen their CPR and AED skills in Tapa, Estonia.
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Video: Iron Sword 2014 Ends

Multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014, organized by the Lithuanian Land Forces, comes to an end after two weeks of training among nine NATO member countries. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the closing ceremony.
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Lithuanian training provides unique opportunity to bolster US-NATO alliance

RUKLA, Lithuania -- Lithuanian Land Forces battle group commander Lt. Col. Gintaras Vidzickas put it simply, "No friendship, no good combat."
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Video: Poland Celebrates Independence

Polish and U.S. Soldiers join together to celebrate Poland's Independence. Includes sound bites from 2nd Lt. Jacek Wijcik, Language and Cultural Advisor from Canada and Brig. Gen. Andrzej Kusnierek, Commander of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade.
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Video: Trainers Support Soldiers

Training Support Activity Europe employee demonstrates equipment used to train multi-national forces in Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Poland.
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Estonian Prime Minister visits Tapa

TAPA, Estonia – Estonian Prime Minister, Tavvi Rõivas, visited Tapa Nov. 11, 2014, to meet with his country’s military leadership and to greet the U.S. Soldiers stationed here as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Kids, soldiers smile in Garkalne Community relations with NATO allies

GARKALNE, Latvia – Smiling faces beamed and the high-pitched screams of excited children bounced off the courtyard walls here as dozens of Latvian schoolchildren darted back and forth.
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Polish and American Soldiers celebrate their nations' holidays

ZLOCIENIEC, Poland - As Americans celebrate Veterans Day, they recognize the sacrifice brothers and sisters in arms have made defending our country.
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Polish news show reassures NATO alliance by interviewing 12th CAB Soldiers

ZLOCIENIEC, Poland - A news crew from TVN, Poland’s largest news television network, visited Miroslawic Air Base Nov. 7, 2014, to tell the story of the Polish-American alliance and to show the Polish population their cooperation with the American military with NATO.
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Video: Making History

For the first time in 20 years tanks once again occupied Latvia, this time as a sign of partnership. The 1st Brigade Combat Team provided the tanks as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a training mission.
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Video: 1st Cavalry in Latvia Train Latvian Engineers

Engineer soldiers from Alpha Company, 91st Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, train Latvian Engineering Company, Combat Support Battalion, Latvian Infantry Brigade, on using US heavy equipment during Operation Atlantic Resolve, on Adazi Training Area, Latvia.
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US, NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

RULKA, Lithuania – U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014 as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.
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US, Estonian troops help town celebrate Father’s Day

PAIDE, Estonia – U.S. and Estonian troops participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, along with local police and fire departments, helped the town of Paide celebrate Father’s Day by erecting a static display of military equipment and vehicles for the locals to explore, Nov. 9, 2014.
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A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia — On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, soldiers from A Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer.
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It’s like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

TAPA, Estonia - We all remember show-and-tell time in kindergarten. That time of the school year when we’re allowed to bring one of our favorite toys to school, sit in a semi-circle on the carpeted area at the back of the classroom, and eagerly await our turn to show off the plastic keepsake to all of classmates and explain exactly what it means to us.
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Video: Master Breachers Course

U.S. and Norwegian Soldiers conducted Master Breachers Course at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, where the Soldiers are participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, Oct. 29, 2014.
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Video: Maj. Gen. Bills Visits Troops in Poland

1st Cavalry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Michael Bills visits his troops deployed to Poland. These activities are part of the US Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability,
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Polish and US Soldiers team up for flight operation

MIROSLAWIEC, Poland – In a military exercise bringing the U.S and Poland together, adversity is the name of the game.
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Video: 2/8 Cav. Fire First Tank Rounds in Poland

The 2/8 Cav. became the first U.S. unit to fire the M1A2 Abrams Tank in Poland. These activities are part of the US Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.
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Video: US Soldiers Train at Polish Airfield

Soldiers from the 12th Aviation Combat Brigade work with the Polish Military at the Miroslawiec Air Base. The U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers are working with the Polish air traffic controllers as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Video: Attack Tab Competition

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, currently based in Latvia, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR), put together a competition based on the Army Ranger physical training test. They invited their NATO partners from Norway and Latvia to participate.
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Video: 1st Squadron (Stryker) 2nd Cavalry Regiment Trains with NATO Partners in Estonia

Soldiers from 1/2 CAV are preparing to take the role of OPFOR while training with the Estonian Soldiers as part of "Atlantic Resolve". Interview with SSG Erin Jackson while he runs lane training for the 1/2 CAV.
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Assurance in Europe: Why Relationships Matter

At the U.S. Army Europe’s (USAREUR’s) 2014 Combined Training Conference in Oberammergau, Germany, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding general, was asked how the United States was able to respond so quickly to the crisis in Ukraine. His answer was simple—relationships.
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Competition brings community to Soldiers at Latvian base

ADAZI, Latvia - On a cold October morning, American, Latvian and Norwegian soldiers came together at Adazi Training Area in Latvia to test their physical fitness. So cold they could see their breath, they each set out to do their best in a series of events, of which, if successful, would earn them an “Attack Tab.”
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Video: Break from Training

American and Estonian Soldiers experience some non-traditional training by competing in an airsoft match. Interview with Estonian soldier, Rydo Uudel.
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NATO-led exercise to bring multinational forces together

RIGA, Latvia - More than 150 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are training with their Baltic allies at a base located outside Latvia’s capital of Riga.
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Video: 1st CAV. and Lithuanian Soldiers Take on Training Exercise Lanes

1st BCT., 1st CAV. DIV. and Lithuanian Land Forces soldiers participated in joint platoon simulated training exercise lanes facing opposing forces with small arms fires, anti-tank weaponry, and IEDs.
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Lithuanian and US anti-tank Soldiers showoff capabilities

PABARADE, Lithuania - In a joint U.S.-Lithuanian demonstration, anti-tank Soldiers "destroyed" a mechanized infantry battalion Oct. 16 at the Pabrades training area for an international audience.
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Bradleys, Strykers arrival in Rukla for Atlantic Resolve

RUKLA, Lithuania – Lithuanian military leaders joined U.S. Soldiers here Oct. 4 to receive the first shipment of U.S. Army tracked and wheeled vehicles from the continental U.S. to the Baltic nation.
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Video: Major General Riho Terras Talks About Operation Atlantic Resolve

Maj. Gen. Riho Terras talks a little about the new training with 1st Cavalry Division.
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Video: Estonian Minister of Defence welcomes 1st Cav Division

Sven Mikser, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia, welcomes 1st Cav Division to Estonia where they will begin participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Photos: Estonia Welcome Ceremony

Photos from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
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Photos: Welcome Ceremony in Estonia

Photos from the Estonian Defence Forces.
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Estonian: USA soomusüksus alustas Eestis teenistust

Täna Tapal 1. jalaväebrigaadis aset leidnud tseremooniaga alustas Eestis teenistust Ameerika Ühendriikide 1. ratsaväediviisi 8. ratsaväerügemendi mehhaniseeritud jalaväekompanii.
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Photos: Military vehicles arrive in Latvia

Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division arrive in Latvia in support of Operations Atlantic Resolve from Fort Hood, Texas.
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Latvian and US engineers construct a rappel tower

ADAZI, Latvia - U.S. Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade and Latvian Soldiers from the Land Force Infantry Brigade construct a rappel tower Sept. 23, 2014.
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173rd Airborne Brigade 'shows off' equipment to the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade

ADAZI, Latvia - Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "show off" various pieces of equipment to the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade during the combined training exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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Chief of Defense of Latvia meets with 173rd paratroopers

ADAZI, Latvia - Chief of Defense of Latvia meets with paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade here in Latvia on Sept. 26, 2014.
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173rd Airborne assists in Latvian training

ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia (Oct. 1, 2014) -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, were on hand to assist infantrymen from the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade by providing range safeties and opposing force players during an exercise here, Sept. 24.
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Army sergeant, US immigrant helps build goodwill in Poland

DRAWSKO-POMORSKIE, Poland-"The colonel says he wishes us all the best in the future," said U.S. Army Sgt. Marek Osowski, translating for Col. Marek Gmurski, Head of Polish Ground Forces Training, during a farewell ceremony here for Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment,173rd Airborne Brigade.
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173rd Airborne and Lithuanian Iron Wolves live-fire artillery over the Baltic Sea

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania- U.S. paratroopers from 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Lithuanian Soldiers with Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion, Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade, conducted an artillery live fire training exercise over the Baltic Sea here Sept. 25.
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1st Cavalry arrives in Poland

DRAWSKO-POMORSKIE, Poland - Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, arrive at a rail-head near the town of Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland Sept. 28.
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Video: Capt. Erich Murray: Baltic Sea Artillery Live Fire Exercise

U.S. and Lithuanian soldiers fire artillery rounds into the Baltic Sea during a live fire exercise as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Lithuania. The units participating were Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Lithuanian Romuldas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion. This interview features Capt. Erich Murray, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bravo Battery's commander.
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Video: Baltic Sea Artillery Live Fire Exercise B-roll

U.S. and Lithuanian soldiers fire artillery rounds into the Baltic Sea during a live fire exercise as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Lithuania. The units participating were Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Lithuanian Romuldas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion.
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Video: Baltic Sea Artillery Live Fire Exercise - Sgt. Joseph Street

Sgt. Joseph Street, from Hephzibah, Ga., a Howitzer gunner with B Batter, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, gives an interview.
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Video: Baltic Sea Artillery Live Fire Exercise - Capt. Vadimas Jeriominas

Capt. Vadimas Jeriominas, of Vilnius, Lithuania, an artillery officer for the operations branch of the Lithuanian Romuldas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion gives an interview. U.S. and Lithuanian soldiers fire artillery rounds into the Baltic Sea during a live fire exercise as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Lithuania.
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Sky Soldiers and Iron Wolves train together on M320 range

RUKLA, Lithuania - Lithuanian Soldiers with the Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade and paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted combined training with the M320 rifle-mounted grenade launcher here at Kazys Vieverskis Kazlu Rudos Training Area, Lithuania.
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173rd Airborne Brigade supports Estonian zoo

TALLINN, Estonia - Paratroopers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy, participated in a community-service project at Tallinn Zoo in Tallinn, Estonia.
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Planes, Trains and Ferries: 1/1 CAV equipment arrives in Europe

BREMERHAVEN, Germany - Before sunrise at the port, the work of Soldiers and civilians has already begun. From the massive vessel "Arc Courage," the front gate and ramp slowly lowers down, and the first pieces of cargo pour out. As various combat vehicles get their first touch of European soil, it is clear the cavalry has arrived.
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Joint training with the Carl Gustav and AT4

RUKLA, Lithuania - Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade trained with Kestutis Battalion, Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade on the Lithuanian Carl Gustav M3 and U.S. AT4.
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Video: Polish Town Bids Warm Goodbye to US Airborne Unit

After months of training, local community and military leaders, in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, give Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade a warm thanks and sendoff.
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Video: 173rd Airborne Brigade Conducts Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in Latvia

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live fire training event as part of a multi-national exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve in Latvia.
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173rd receives fond farewell after training with Polish military

DRAWSKO-POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland - Members of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy met with several key members of the Polish military and the mayor of Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland Sept. 17 here for an outgoing ceremony as they prepared to depart the region, ending their rotation in Poland as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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US and Polish Armed Forces "Wing Exchange" Ceremony

The 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy participated in a "wing exchange" ceremony Sept. 15 after a combined jump by Polish and U.S. troops in Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.
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Invisible Logistics: 21st TSC makes OAR support transparent

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said of logistics, "You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics." For one command in Europe, the art of making operational support transparent has been an ongoing mission.
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Soldiers conduct combined live fires in Latvia

ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Soldiers from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live fire training event as part of a multi-national exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve here Sept. 15.
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US paratroopers, Polish hosts remember 9/11 with friendly soccer match

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland -- The 173rd Airborne Brigade squared off against a team of local players in a friendly match before hundreds of local residents and American Soldiers at the Walerina Pytla City Stadium here, yesterday.
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Pedaling partnerships: 173rd Airborne represents USA in Estonian cross-country cycling competition

PALDISKI, Estonia - For at least four years, the Estonian Defense Forces' 1st Infantry Brigade has drawn scores of Estonia's cycling enthusiasts to take part in its annual Cross Country Cycling Competition.
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Returning Home: An American returns to the place he grew up

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - It took 15 years for his dream to come true.
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Sky Soldier reconnects with Lithuanian 'family' after 20 years

RUKLA, Lithuania - Nerijus Gvergzdis was born with his legs crossed. He has cerebral palsy. Born in the winter in Soviet-occupied Lithuania, Nerijus' mother, Egidija, was told by state doctors to wrap her son in wet clothes and leave him in a room with the windows open so he would contract pneumonia and die.
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173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers clear way for Estonian school playground

TALLINN, Estonia -Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade traded their tactical gear for rakes and shovels to turn a small field into a school playground Aug. 16 in Tallinn, Estonia.
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President Obama visits troops in Estonia

President Barack Obama and Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas spoke to American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Estonian soldiers from the Estonian Defense Forces' Single Scouts Battalion during a troop event held Sep. 3 in Tallinn, Estonia.
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Michigan’s 46th MP Company takes part in State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemmessardze

RIGA, Latvia -- The 46th Military Police Company, 210th Military Police Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, Michigan Army National Guard, recently took part in Winds of Change, a joint State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemessardze (National Guard) units.
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'Sky Soldiers' and 'Iron Wolves' certify on Combatives

RUKLA, Lithuania -- Trading boots for sneakers, the 'Sky Soldiers' of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and 'Iron Wolves' of the Lithuanian Land Forces' Mechanized Infantry Brigade spent a week learning new definitions for these seemingly everyday terms through combined Army Combatives Level I certification training here Aug. 4-8.
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To the castle: 173rd Airborne, Maryland National Guard compete in Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge

RAKVERE, Estonia -- At Rakvere's highest point lays a castle. For centuries it stood as a military stronghold and center of commerce as it passed hands from one kingdom to another. Today the historical landmark attracts thousands of tourists eager to relive the Middle Ages.
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173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes

ADAZI, Latvia - Despite all the planning, double checking and potential hazards associated with airborne operations, jumping out of a C-130 aircraft never loses its charm for paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
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Paratroopers, Latvians develop understanding through training, planning

ADAZI, Latvia - Falling from a C-130 served as a warmup for paratroopers before beginning a two-day helicopter infiltration exercise with Latvian Soldiers.
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Latvian, US Soldiers celebrate local military history

ADAZI, Latvia -- American paratroopers joined their Latvian allies as they celebrated the Latvian battalion's anniversary alongside friends and family with food, drink and games here July 24.
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Paratroopers honor the 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As bells rang from the Resurrection Church in the town square here Aug. 1, paratroopers of the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade, the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Royal Canadian Regiment stood at attention in silence as they honored the 70th anniversary of the Polish resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II.
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173rd Airborne scrapes, primes and paints at Lithuanian orphanage

PABRADE, Lithuania -- "Sky Soldiers" of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade volunteered to assist an orphanage with some much-needed renovations here July 26.
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Paratroopers, Latvian soldiers focus on friendships, relationships

SAULKRASTI, Latvia (Aug. 6, 2014) -- Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Latvian soldiers spent a day away from practicing tactics, techniques and procedures, to focus on self-improvement at a Strong Bonds retreat here, Friday.
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Paratroopers conduct missile, mortar live-fire exercise

Photo slideshow of paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct missile and mortar live-fire exercises in Adazi, Latvia, July 29.
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Paratroopers share U.S. Army with children at Latvia summer camp

ERGLI, Latvia (July 14, 2014) -- Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade visited a summer camp for local children near here, Wednesday, offering them a glimpse into U.S. Army life, their equipment, meals and physical readiness training.
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Video: U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' train with partners in Lithuania

"Sky Soldiers" from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in Lithuania for combined land navigation training as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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U.S. and Polish forces showcase alliance for local Polish children

DRAWSKO-POMORSKIE, Poland - Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in the Polish Army's 6th Airborne Brigade May 20 at a Drawsko-Pomorskie training area to present a static display of military weapons and equipment for Polish students in the local community.
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Secretary of the Army commends Sky Soldiers in Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania -- Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade here May 18, 2014 during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.
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American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

RUKLA, Lithuania--American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony here May 12.
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Lithuanian military to train conducting defensive operations at tactical field exercise Black Arrow 2014 with U.S. allies

On May 12-23 Exercise Black Arrow 2014, this year’s largest tactical field training event of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, will take place at the Gaižiūnų Training Range in Rukla (Jonavos distr.).
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North Atlantic Council stresses collective defence, cyber security during Estonia visit

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Chairman of the Military Committee and Ambassadors from the North Atlantic Council were in Tallinn on Friday (9 May 2014) to show Alliance solidarity, and discuss ways to further enhance the Alliance’s collective defence and cyber security.
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American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

DABROWA GORNICZA, Poland -- American and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone here, May 5, to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.
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Vide: B-Roll footage of American, Canadian paratroopers

Approximately 100 Canadian and United States soldiers parachuted into the Błędów desert region of Poland as part of Exercise ORZEL ALERT on May 5th, 2014.
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U.S. Army Europe commander visits Sky Soldiers in the Baltics

MILITARY CAMP ADAZI, Latvia -- The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," Tuesday and Wednesday, participating in unscheduled exercises in Lithuania and Latvia.
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173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland, Baltics for unscheduled exercises

ADAZI, Latvia -- Approximately 600 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, deployed for training rotations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, April 23-28, to enhance ongoing military-to-military relationships and demonstrate assurance of America's commitment to its NATO allies.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve video playlist

Collection of videos in support of U.S. Army Europe's persistent presence in Poland and the Baltic region.
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173rd paratroopers land in Estonia

WIESBADEN, Germany - Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in Estonia April 28, 2014 to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Estonian Army.
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173rd paratroopers land in Lithuania

SIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in here Saturday, to begin a training rotation with the Lithuanian army's "Iron Wolf" Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
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173rd conducts unscheduled training with Lithuania Army

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy arrived in Lithuania April 26, 2014 to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Lithuanian Army.
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173rd conducts unscheduled training with Latvian Army

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Latvia yesterday, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Latvian Army.
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173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Today a company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops.
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173rd deploys to expand land force training exercises in Baltic region

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Today Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby and U.S. European Command announced plans to deploy U.S. Army Europe forces to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to conduct expanded land force training exercises; reinforcing our commitment to the security of our allies in the region.
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Tapale saabunud USA sõdur: kohe alguses jäi silma Eesti sõdurite korraarmastus ja distsipliin (Estonian)
Delfi; 10/04/2014



Боевые сухопутные машины США прибыли ночью в Тапа (Russian)
ERR; 10/04/2014



Фото: Прибывшие в Тапа боевые сухопутные машины США (Russian)
ERR; 10/04/2014



USA jalaväelased Tapal: ootame põnevusega talve (Estonian)
ERR; 10/04/2014



Галерея: в Валга прибыл эшелон американской бронетанковой дивизии (Estonian)
Posttimees; 10/03/2014



Galerii: USA soomusvägede rongiešelon jõudis Valga raudteejaama (Estonian)
Posttimees; 10/03/2014



FOTOD: USA jalaväe lahingumasinad ja soomustranspotöörid jõudsid Valka, ešelon liigub edasi Tapale (Estonian)
Delfi; 10/03/2014



U.S. sends 'Ironhorse' tanks to NATO's nervous Baltic front line
Reuters; 10/01/2014



Culmination of Black Arrow 2014 in Lithuania – airborne landing, assault on objects controlled by adversary
The Baltic Course; 05/21/2014



EST: NATO Holds "Spring Storm" Military Exercises
Getty Images; 05/18/2014



Lithuanian military to train with US allies in Black Arrow 2014
The Lithuania Tribune; 05/09/2014



US Troops Train in Former Soviet States: Commander Says 'We're Ready'
ABC News;05/02/2014



US Troops in the Shadow of Russia
ABC News; 05/01/2014



This Is What the US' Boldest Show of Force Toward Russia Looks Like
ABC News; 04/30/2014



See Soldier's POV During 'Stress Test' Amid Russia-Ukraine Tensions
ABC News; 04/30/2014



Baltic nations welcome US trainers as USAREUR mulls sending more
Stars and Stripes; 04/29/2014



First troops land in Poland as US beefs up Baltic presence
Agence France-Presse; 04/24/2014



Ukraine crisis: US troops land in Poland for exercises
BBC News; 04/24/2014



US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis
Fox News; 04/23/2014



US paratroops arrive in Poland amid tensions with Russia
Stars and Stripes; 04/23/2014



Ukraine crisis: US troops arrive in Poland
Polskie Radio ; 04/23/2014



Russia's Sergey Lavrov: U.S. 'running the show' in Kiev 'without any scruples'
CNN; 04/23/2014



US soldiers arrive in Poland as Ukraine crisis continues
France 24; 04/23/2014



U.S. Troops Arrive in Poland
Yahoo! News Singapore; 04/23/2014



Poland: US troops set boots to Polish soil
RuptlyTV; 04/23/2014




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