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Able, ready and willing.

U.S. soldiers of Able Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team secure the uppermost floor of a building during a mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) at a Bundeswehr training area in Oberviechtach, Germany. The MRE was conducted at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Commands Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in order to prepare the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy to Afghanistan to provide medical evacuation and combat support to the NATO International Security Assistance Force mission.

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bryan Rankin, 20 MAR 2014.)

Smoke gets in your eyes.

U.S. soldiers of Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct training drills on how to exit a downed aircraft during a mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The MRE was conducted at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Commands Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in order to prepare subordinate battalions of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy to Afghanistan to provide medical evacuation and combat support to the NATO International Security Assistance Force mission.

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Justin De Hoyos, 13 MAR 2014.)

Angel of Mercy.

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Campbell from Charlie Company, 1-214 Aviation Regiment from U.S. Army Europe’s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade prepares to be hoisted up after safely escorting Dr. Darko Nisavic of the Montenegrin emergency medical team down from a UH60 medical evacuation helicopter and the aircrew to provide medical attention to Montenegrins stranded by severe weather in northern Montenegro. The soldiers are part of a U.S. task force to provide humanitarian assistance at request of the government of Montenegro coordinating with the National Emergency Operations Center and the Montenegrin Ministry of Defense to provide relief and to save lives, homes and infrastructure in response to heavy snowfall.

(Photo by Specialist Lorenzo Ware, 23 February 2012.)