U.S. logistics soldiers and infantrymen prepare for convoy operations during Operation Dragoon Ride, an 1,800-kilometer road march from locations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to Rose Barracks, Vilseck, March 23, 2015. The ride is the 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s capstone exercise for its rotation at Operation Atlantic Resolve, where soldiers test their skills and equipment, and greet communities from NATO allied nations along the way. The soldiers are assigned to the 16th Sustainment Brigade and the infantrymen are assigned the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Henry Chan
Army Staff Sgt. Cody Engelhardt provides security as paratroopers conduct a parachute assault during Operation Spartan Valkyrie at Malamute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 20, 2015. Engelhardt is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Alaska. The soldiers held the drop zone and assaulted follow-on objectives while elements of the brigade's 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment fired 105-mm howitzers.
U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Army veteran Ashley Anderson dives into a pool during practice for the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 27, 2015. About 100 wounded, ill or injured soldiers and veterans are on the base to train and compete in athletic events, which include archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and track and field, through April 2. The trials help determine who will get a spot on the Army's team for the Defense Department's Warrior Games in June on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.
DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with the NBA's Houston Rockets at the Pentagon, March 28, 2015. Earlier, the basketball stars visited the gravesites of fallen service members, met with an Army widow and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Army Staff Sgt. Manuel Larranaga Jr., center, briefs soldiers before participating in battle drills at the training site for military operations in urban terrain on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 20, 2015. The soldiers are military police officers assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 328th Military Police Company.
New Jersey Army National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
U.S. soldiers receive a mission brief during exercise Foal Eagle 2015 on Warrior Base, South Korea, March 16, 2015. Foal Eagle is an annual joint exercise between the U.S. and South Korean soldiers. The soldiers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock
U.S., Georgian and Afghan army soldiers patrol outside of the Qaleh Musa Pain village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 12, 2015. The U.S. troops are assigned to U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Task Force Solid. The mission was to attend an opening ceremony for repaired culverts in the village.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Soldiers and airmen participate in an evaluation exercise on Camp Gruber in Braggs, Okla., March 18, 2015. The soldiers and airmen are assigned to the Missouri National Guard’s Homeland Response Force. The guardsmen were evaluated on their ability to respond to a large-scale natural disaster or terrorist attack.
National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane
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