Category Archives: Defense

US, Polish Forces execute battalion air assault during Anakonda 16

Over 35 NATO helicopters from the Polish 1st Army Aviation Brigade, 25th Air Cavalry Brigade and the U.S. 12th Combat Aviation Brigade “Task Force Griffin,” participated in a battalion size air assault of over 400 Sky Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during exercise exercise Anakonda 16 at the 21st Tactical Air Base in Swidwin, Poland, June 10-11.

US, Polish Forces execute battalion air assault during Anakonda 16

Over 35 NATO helicopters from the Polish 1st Army Aviation Brigade, 25th Air Cavalry Brigade and the U.S. 12th Combat Aviation Brigade “Task Force Griffin,” participated in a battalion size air assault of over 400 Sky Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during exercise exercise Anakonda 16 at the 21st Tactical Air Base in Swidwin, Poland, June 10-11.

72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed

Seventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare. Now, 72 years later, the world has changed, but the 50 mile stretch of coastline known as Normandy remains in solidarity in welcome to the troops, both the veterans and today’s generation of Soldiers, who in their estimation, did not invade, but “liberated” Normandy.

72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed

Seventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare. Now, 72 years later, the world has changed, but the 50 mile stretch of coastline known as Normandy remains in solidarity in welcome to the troops, both the veterans and today’s generation of Soldiers, who in their estimation, did not invade, but “liberated” Normandy.

Soldiers, Airmen synchronize capabilities

Soldiers and Airmen came together to build confidence and proficiency during Hustler Trough III by engaging targets with integrated and synchronized mortars, artillery, infantry and joint fires at the Orogrande range complex. The weeklong exercise began May 23 with a rehearsal of concept drill followed by three days of live-fire. Hosted by 1st Armored Division, Hustler Trough is a biannual event held to train and expand understanding during joint operations.

Soldiers, Airmen synchronize capabilities

Soldiers and Airmen came together to build confidence and proficiency during Hustler Trough III by engaging targets with integrated and synchronized mortars, artillery, infantry and joint fires at the Orogrande range complex. The weeklong exercise began May 23 with a rehearsal of concept drill followed by three days of live-fire. Hosted by 1st Armored Division, Hustler Trough is a biannual event held to train and expand understanding during joint operations.

US, UK forces join Canada Army’s largest military exercise

Maple Resolve is a giant gathering of coalition forces. Over 6,000 Canadian troops, 1,200 American Soldiers, and approximately 150 members of the British military have all rendezvoused at a small camp named Wainwright. There they will have the opportunity hone their fighting skills by confronting conventional and hybrid threats in a joint, integrated, multinational environment. This year the exercise will last from May 23 to June 6.

US, UK forces join Canada Army’s largest military exercise

Maple Resolve is a giant gathering of coalition forces. Over 6,000 Canadian troops, 1,200 American Soldiers, and approximately 150 members of the British military have all rendezvoused at a small camp named Wainwright. There they will have the opportunity hone their fighting skills by confronting conventional and hybrid threats in a joint, integrated, multinational environment. This year the exercise will last from May 23 to June 6.