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Kentucky Army National Guard brings the firepower to Saber Strike 18
Staff Sgt. Christopher Anderson, section chief, 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment directs a truck operator during a reloading exercise of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Saber Strike 18 in the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 6, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the longstanding U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alan Prince /released)
June 6, 2018 - "This is a unique opportunity for the unit since this is the first time we have deployed with 100% of our organic elements," stated Capt. Paul Chandler, Alpha Battery commander.

Battle Group Poland hits the water for amphibious training
British soldiers in a Jackal 2A Mobility Weapon-Mounted Installation Kit, are transported across a water hazard by their Polish allies in a Polish Army Medium Amphibious Transport at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area on June 5, 2018 as part of their participation in Saber Strike 18. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Robert Douglas/Released.)
June 6, 2018 - Collaborative training with allies is the kind of environment Saber Strike 18 hopes to foster in its eighth iteration.

Strong Europe Tank Challenge Builds Camaraderie Across Borders
U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire at a target while conducting the defensive position live fire portion of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, June 5, 2018. The Strong Europe Tank Challenge is an annual training event designed to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. The participating nations this year are Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner)
June 6, 2018 - Even across eight nations’ uniforms and six languages, some ideas require no translation like impressive tanks, a friendly competition and the importance of building multinational cooperation.

Army leaders learn by retracing WWII campaign
WWII survivors and local townsfolk from Roynac, France, greet U.S. Soldiers at a privately owned WWII Memorabilia Museum in Roynac as Operation Anvil-Dragoon was discussed May 30, 2018. Anvil-Dragoon was the campaign to take Southern France August 15, 1944. Junior and senior leaders from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, participated in a battle staff ride, which retraced the actual landing spots and troop movements in Southern France, May 27 - 31. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
June 6, 2018 - f there’s one constant in the Army, it’s learning from success stories and mistakes. Often referred to as ‘lessons learned,’ leaders study what went well and what didn’t go well in various operations. ‘After action reviews’ are often conducted to try to constantly improve missions, and at times, morale.
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NCO Exchange between U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces
Participants and instructors pose for a photo after the completion of a United States Army and Jordan Armed Forces noncommissioned officer subject matter expert exchange in Amman, Jordan, April 6-10, 2019. Topics included the enlisted force structure, promotions, professional military education, performance feedback, evaluation processes, and career development for both armies. The U.S. and Jordan remain committed to a strong bilateral relationship built on common interests and mutual respect.
April 18, 2019 - U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces Soldiers conducted a noncommissioned officer Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) at the Jordan Armed Forces Noncommissioned Officer Academy (JAF NCOA) in Amman, Jordan April 6-10, 2019.

Soldiers Take to Utah Highways
Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Alpha), pass through southern Utah as they conduct convoy operations on Utah highways, March 9-10 in perpetration for their upcoming training exercise in Canada.
April 18, 2019 - Soldiers from Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Alpha), conducted convoy operations, March 9-10, 2019, in perpetration for their upcoming training exercise in Canada.

Utah Guard’s “Big Red” Artillery Battalion Returns from Middle East Deployment
Families and friends gather at the Roland R. Wright Air Base to greet the approximately 100 Soldiers from Echo Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, “Big Red” as they returned from a 10-month Middle East deployment April 9.
April 18, 2019 - The crowd at the Roland R. Wright Air Base erupted in cheers as the police escorted plane taxied up to the large north hangar doors with approximately 100 Soldiers from Echo Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, “Big Red” returned from a 10-month Middle East deployment April 9.

9th MSC honors youngest heroes for Month of the Military Child
Lt. Col. Austin Akers, 9th Mission Support Command chief of operations, his wife and daughter pose for a picture during the Month of the Military Child-Family Day event April 13, at the Field of Heroes, Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. The event recognizes and honors the commitment and sacrifices military children make to our nation through the strength they provide our Soldiers and families. (Photo by Lt. Col. Austin Akers)
April 18, 2019 - Cheerful laughs and merry shrieks filled the mid-morning air at Fort Shafter Flats as children navigated through an assortment of fun activities during the Month of the Military Child — Family Day hosted by members of the 9th Mission Support Command’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company April 13 for family members at the Field of Heroes.

Army increasing recruiting efforts to connect with youth in Chicago
In October, the Army's Marketing and Research Group launched a recruiting campaign in Chicago to aim Internet advertisements at 17- to 24-year-olds in specific neighborhoods across the city and surrounding suburbs. The program has increased the number of young men and women responding to the Army's messaging in Chicago by about 16 percent.
April 18, 2019 - A recruiting pilot program in Chicago has increased the number of young men and women responding to the Army's messaging in that city by about 16 percent.