U.S., British, French, Polish, Dutch and German paratroopers training alongside one another during the large scale exercise Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. Exercise Swift Response is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world. The exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of the combat core of the U.S. Global Response Force – currently the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team – to conduct rapid-response, joint-forcible entry and follow-on operations alongside Allied high-readiness forces in Europe.
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and air crews from multiple states work together during Northern Strike 2016 training exercises being conducted, Aug. 1-20, 2016. Northern Strike 16 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting approximately 5,000 Army, Air Force, Marine, and Special Forces service members from 20 states and three coalition countries during the first three weeks of August 2016 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan. The exercise strives to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, and the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment.
A soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 101st Airborne
Division prepares to engage protesters during a training mission at the
Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 4. The
Soldiers have spent the last few weeks honing their skills in
preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kosovo in support of Kosovo
Force (KFOR). (U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon)
U.S. Army soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Slovenian soldiers with the 10th Regiment and
Italy’s Brigata Bersaglieri Garibaldi engages simulated enemy forces while clearing an airfield during exercise Allied Spirit IV at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Jan. 23, 2016.
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade, together with Canadian soldiers with the 5th Mechanized Brigade and German soldiers of the 10th Armored Division, attack simulated enemy combatants while conducting a defense operation during exercise Allied Spirit IV at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Feb. 2, 2016.
British Paratroopers with the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, conducting a town security operation during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 23, 2016.
French Paratroopers with the 3rd Combat Company, 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment conducting a cordon and search during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 16, 2016.
U.S., Canadian and Slovenian soldiers during exercise Allied Spirit IV at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Jan. 21 - 25, 2016. Exercise Allied Spirit IV is a U.S. Army Europe-directed, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command-conducted multinational exercise that is designed to prepare forces in Europe to operate together by exercising tactical interoperability and testing secure communications within NATO Alliance members and partner nations.
HOHENFELS, Germany – A wave of fire crashes against the riot shields of Soldiers from Company C., 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, during a fire phobia training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Jan 22. Fire phobia training tested U.S. and multinational forces on their ability to face their fears of being set on fire. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Cody Barber, 11th Public Affairs Detachment)
Dutch soldiers with the 42nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, 41st Armored Brigade, 4th Mechanized Division secure an objective during a decisive action training environment (DATE) exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 23, 2014.
Croatian and Minnesota National Guard soldiers prepare to clear a room falling on to Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team Training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center. The U.S. and multinational troops will deploy together to Afghanistan as part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force. The OMLT will help with the ISAF mission of assisting the Government of Afghanistan starting in Establishing and Maintaining a safe and secure environment. (Army photo by SFC Tyrone Walker)
Romanian soldier replicating Afghan National Army (ANA), left, talks with a Hungarian soldier of Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) 3 during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany.
A German army soldier from the 472nd Logistics Battalion looks through the scope of his G36 assault rifle at an improvised explosive device during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfe.
1st Fire Battery, 131st Artillery Battalion of the Czech Republic Land Forces takes notes during training exercise Saber Junction 2014 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Aug. 29, 2014.
U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Brigade, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division conducting defensive operations during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 20, 2016.
A US Army soldier with 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, aims down range with his M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during live fire exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA). 4 Dec 2001.
Bulgarian Army soldiers with 1st Company, 38 Mechanized Battalion, 2nd Mechanized Brigade, during a military advisory team training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 19, 2013.