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Your friendly paintball game just leveled up.
2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, inserted via CH-47 Chinook , and Paratroopers from the British Army’s B Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, 16th Air Assault Brigade, inserted via UH-60 Black Hawk  prepare to engage opposition forces (OPFOR) played by paratroopers from 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division  during an air assault mission on Freedom Village  at Fort Bragg, N.C. Both 2-501 PIR and 3 PARA were attached as maneuver elements of Task Force Falcon for the duration of 2BCT’s week-long field training exercise.
(Photos by Sgt. Eliverto V. Larios, 82nd Airborne Division, 11 AUG 2014.)
Shooting into the sun.
 Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) re-qualify on 9mm pistols during small arms live fire on the flight deck.
 Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class Maria Kristine H. Villanueva, a native of Temecula, Calif., fires a 9mm pistol on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a small arms live fire qualification.
Comstock is on a scheduled deployment with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing deterrence, humanitarian aid and disaster response while supporting the Navy’s Maritime Strategy in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lenny LaCrosse, 14 AUG 2014.)
Skills for Combat Survival and Effectiveness (Accelerated).
 U.S. Army Sgt. David Welter, 3-159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion ammunition specialist, scans the range during a training exercise led by 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controllers with machine gun and rocket attacks from a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk during a training exercise.
 A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk prepares to takeoff during a training exercise led by 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controllers.
 Airmen assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron drive a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a training exercise involving U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy. U.S. Air Force JTACs led training for eight U.S. Army soldiers in preparation for future missions. The weekly training is designed to teach the infantry soldiers how to properly communicate with aircraft to coordinate airstrikes in the absence of a JTAC.
(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr, 8 JUL 2014.)
Hildisvíni sings the song of its people.
107th Fighter Squadron A-10’s fly close air support training missions at the Grayling Air Gunnery Range in northern Michigan.
(Video by Tech Sergeant Rachel Barton, 12 APR 2014.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Picture perfect.
Soldiers from Charlie Company 2-104th Cavalry Regiment from the Pennsylvania National Guard pose for a group photo after a battle simulation for distinguished visitors during part of the field training exercise at Saber Strike 2014. Saber Strike 2014 is a joint, multi-national military exercise scheduled for June 9- 20. The exercise spans multiple locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and involves approximately 4,500 personnel from 10 countries. The exercise is designed to promote regional stability, strengthen international military partnerships, enhance multinational interoperability and prepare participants for worldwide contingency operations.
(U.S. Army Europe photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard, 16 JUN 2014.)
I am not smiling, I am viciously baring my teeth at you.
Over 400 Army reservists from across Northern Ireland have undertaken a major military exercise in southern Scotland.
Called Scatha Dare, after the legendary Scottish warrior woman who trained the Ulster hero Cú Chulainn in the arts of combat, this was the largest military exercise undertaken by the Northern Irish reserves.
Sky Soldiers in the trees.
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct squad level live-fire training near Tapa, Estonia. The paratroopers of Company C are part of approximately 600 paratroopers from the brigade training with NATO allies in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, as part of an unscheduled land forces exercise to demonstrate commitment to NATO obligations and sustain interoperability with allied forces.
[Pictured are (2) Sergeant John Sheets; (3) Private First Class Robert Bryn; (5) Sergeant Timothy Helsel; and (6) at right, U.S. Army Capt. Dwayne Steppe, company commander.]
(Photos by Sergeant Anthony Jones, 145th MPAD, Oklahoma Army National Guard, 9 JUN 2014.)
Solidarity is four thousand personnel from fifteen nations.
Austrian soldiers of 2nd Company, 25th Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Brigade during exercise Combined Resolve II at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, May 29, 2014.
[Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multi-national exercise at the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas (Germany), May 15-Jun. 30, 2014. More than 4,000 military members from 15 NATO and European partner nations will focus on maintaining and enhancing interoperability during unified land operations in a decisive action training environment. Participating nations include Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States.]
Marines with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) rappel from a 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) Chinook onto a mock cargo ship during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training near Camp Pendleton, California. VBSS, which consists of maritime vessel boarding and searching, is used to combat smuggling, drug trafficking, terrorism and piracy.
(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Kyle McNally, 11 DEC 2012.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The Cry of the Battle Boar.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II of the Idaho Air National Guard supports Exercise Combined Resolve II at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The exercise is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, including more than 4,000 participants from 15 allied and partner countries including special operations forces from the U.S., Bulgaria and Croatia. Interoperability training during the exercise promotes security and stability among NATO and European partner nations.
(U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach, 19 MAY 2014.)