Spc. William Baker (left), an infantryman with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 1-40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, works to secure his equipment at a drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
A Soldier assigned to 4th Squadron 9th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division guards a security post during a presence patrol in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Brandon Coburn, a medic from 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Dragon, is hoisted back into his crew's UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a training exercise in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
Spc. Rocky Clark, a dog handler with Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 ABN DIV, holds his working dog Sgt. Borisz after a training session at Combat Outpost Zormat, Afghanistan.
Spc. Wesley A. Coble and Sgt. Victor Alcantar, combat engineers assigned to 1st Platoon, 43rd Engineer Company, 2nd Squadron “Sabre”, 3d Cavalry Regiment, find cover behind a “blast blanket” after detonating an entryway with explosives at Fort Hood.
A CH-47 Chinook of the 7th Aviation Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment drops buoys as divers from the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment, 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade out of Fort Brag, N.C., look on during Operation River Assault.
U.S. Army Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller qualified Forward Observers (MOS 13F) from the 75th Ranger Regiment conduct Close Air Support proficiency training at Fort Smith, Ark.
U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division engage targets during close-quarter marksmanship training in West Java, Indonesia.
An 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64D Apache Longbow prepares to land during a Joint Operation Access Exercise, live-fire mission at Fort Bragg, N.C., between the 82nd Airborne Division and the United States Air Force.
The reflection of the Black Forest fire can be seen from the helmet of the crew chief of a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as members of the Colorado National Guard prepare to perform a water drop while battling the fire near Colorado Springs.
Army Spc. Joshua Kanavalov, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, watches for activity as his convoy moves to its next location during convoy operations at Training Area 412 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER, Alaska.
Combat divers from the 7th Special Forces Group Airborne conduct pre-diving training at on Hurlburt Air Force Field.
Pilots of the 1st Infantry Division's 6th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, participate in a Survival, Evade, Resist, Escape Exercise (SEREEX) at Fort Riley, Kan.
Sgt. Adam Serella, a narcotics patrol detector dog handler with the 3rd Infantry Division, takes time to bond with his dog, Nero, as local children look on during Operation Clean Sweep, conducted in districts throughout Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Joshua Smith, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, chats with an Afghan boy during an Afghan-led clearing operation in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Pvt. Nathan Purdy, from the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), tests his "swiss seat" while rappelling at U.S. Army Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School.
A Black Hawk helicopter descends over Spc. Patrick Connelly, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, who is waiting to attach a 3,500 pound concrete block to the aircraft during slingload training at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Pfc. Kevin March kneels atop a cliff overlooking the Arghandab River Valley to provide security for his squad as they climb up the cliff from the valley below in the Arghandab district, Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Sgt. Nia DeMarco, center, makes a face while performing a wide-legged deadlift during the Dragoon Games hosted by the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class John McIntosh, a member of the HALO team, jumps from a CH-47D Chinook at 12,500 feet as part of a change of command ceremony for his unit, Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Sgt. Dontae Skywalker, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, lays a rose at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The placing of a rose at the foot of each crypt signifies a Sentinels' final honor before they leave The Tomb.
Sgt. Justin R. Pereira and Laika 5, a Tactical Explosives Detection Dog with 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, provide security as Afghan Border Police break ground on a new checkpoint in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
An M1A2 Abrams main battle tank fires a 120 mm round as part of the live-fire demonstration during the Company C and D, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment Gunnery Family Day at a range on Fort Hood.
Sgt. 1st Class James Lee, aerial gunner, Bravo Co., 1-169 Aviation Reg., provides aerial security from the rear door of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, above Khost Province, Afghanistan.
After crawling through grass and brush toward their target, a sniper team from HHC, 1/36 Inf., 2nd HBCt, 3rd ID, set their sights on their target during a training school where U.S. Soldiers trained Iraqi Army Special Forces n Mosul, Iraq.
Special Forces Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group patrol a field in the Gulistan district of Farah, Afghanistan, with Afghan National Army commandos from the 207th Kandak.
Pfc. Matthew Carpenter, a military police officer assigned to 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fires an AT-4, an anti-tank weapon, at the Udairi Range Complex, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.