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March 21, 2019

U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team soldiers and their counterparts with the Israel Defense Forces conducted joint training in Israel, March 12-14, 2019.

The training involved marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat techniques and other physical competitions designed to hone infantry skills. The 173rd troops are in Israel to support a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System deployment.

Two U.S. soldiers talk with a member of the Israel Defense Forces.
Joint Training
Soldiers with Legion Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, and their counterparts with the Israel Defense Forces’ 890th Airborne Battalion conduct joint training in Israel, March 12-14, 2019. The training involved rifle marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat techniques and other physical competitions designed to hone infantry skills. The U.S. soldiers were in Israel to support a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System deployment.
Photo By: Army Capt. Aaron Smith
VIRIN: 190312-A-NI810-082C
An Israeli soldier fires a rifle.
Marksman Fire
An Israel Defense Forces soldier fires his M4 carbine during joint training with Army paratroopers in Israel, March 12, 2019. The training involved rifle marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat techniques and other physical competitions designed to hone infantry skills. The U.S. soldiers were in Israel to support a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System deployment.
Photo By: Army Capt. Aaron Smith
VIRIN: 190312-A-NI810-800C
Israeli and U.S. troops practice hand-to-hand combat.
Combat Techniques
A U.S. soldier with Legion Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, and an Israeli soldier with the Israel Defense Forces’ 890th Airborne Battalion practice hand-to-hand combat techniques during joint training March 12, 2019, in Israel. The training involved rifle marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and other physical competitions designed to hone infantry skills. The U.S. soldiers were in Israel to support a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System deployment.
Photo By: Army Capt. Aaron Smith
VIRIN: 190312-A-NI810-290C
Soldiers fire machine guns.
Infantry Skills
U.S. soldiers with Legion Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, prepare to fire their M240 medium machine guns during joint training with Israel Defense Forces soldiers in Israel, March 12, 2019. The training involved rifle marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat techniques and other physical competitions designed to hone infantry skills. The U.S. soldiers were in Israel to support a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System deployment.
Photo By: Army Capt. Aaron Smith
VIRIN: 190312-A-NI810-021C

Video by Army Capt. Aaron Smith