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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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361st Civil Affairs Soldiers support close NATO partnership, continued relationship
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Michael T. Harvey, commander of the 7th Mission Support Command, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Martin Schelleis, German Force Base Inspector General, after a Multinational Civil-Military Cooperation Command re-flagging ceremony held in Nienburg, Germany, Sept. 30, 2019. Members of the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th MSC, attended the ceremony in support of their long-standing partnership with the Multinational CIMIC Command.
Oct. 11, 2019 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command, have shared a close partnership with the German Civil-Military Cooperation Command for more than five years.

A New Joint Doctrine for an Era of Multi-Domain Operations
Oct. 11, 2019 - The U.S. military is in the midst of the most profound reconceptualization of the ways it will fight future conflicts in more than 30 years. To the three traditional domains of warfare – land, sea and air – space and cyber have been added. Some strategists include information as its own domain. Each Armed Service is developing concepts for employing capabilities in all these dimensions simultaneously and continuously to outmaneuver and overcome enemy forces. While a shared vision of future warfare is good to have, the ability of the U.S. military to fully exploit a new approach to warfare and to synchronize capabilities across all domains will depend on the development of joint doctrine. It is time for the Joint Staff to formulate a new doctrine for multi-domain operations (MDO).

Sustaining Multi-Domain Operations The Logistical Challenges of Future War
Oct. 11, 2019 - The Army can’t guarantee overmatch in future war – a luxury we have had since the end of the Cold War. Our senior leaders are acknowledging it. This is a sobering thought, especially for sustaining the force. As part of the so called “tail,” this changes how we support the future fight. We have spent our entire military careers operating in theaters where our forces have superiority across all domains. Our forces executed resupply operations from the division rear area in relative security. We were able to appropriately prepare to provide logistics across the line of departure, but no longer.

Three Army Reserve Soldiers respond to auto accident
From left to right, Staff Sgt. Michael Bradley, Capt. John King and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Harper pose for a photo outside a warfighter exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The trio rushed to the aid of fellow citizens after a three vehicle crash on Interstate 81, Sept. 30.
Oct. 11, 2019 - Three Army Reserve Soldiers, with Phoenix’s 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, were participating in an exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, when after the days training they came upon an auto accident.

652nd RSG's colors stand proud thanks to Soldier's talents
Staff Sgt. James Campbell, a unit supply noncommissioned officer from Great Falls, Montana, Sgt. Levi Proctor, an ammunitions specialist from Missoula, Montana, and Staff Sgt. Joel Brown a wheeled vehicle mechanic from Clancy, Montana, insert unit colors and the U.S. flag into a wooden base designed and built by Staff Sgt. Campbell.  Each unit in the military has a unit flag that represents only that unit.  The unit flag, or colors, represent the unit regardless of where they are in the world.  Colors are posted in a central location for all to see.  They are symbols of a Soldier’s identity and pride.
Oct. 11, 2019 - The Soldiers of the 652nd Regional Support Group stood huddled around a large metal storage container that had just arrived at Powidz Air Base, Poland, from the United States. When the container’s creaky doors swung open, the first thing the Soldiers saw was the unit’s wooden flag stand.