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#Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and the ADGPI - Indian Army’s 99th Mountain Brigade, held a weapons demonstration at Chaubattia Military Station, #India, Sept. 18, 2018. During the demonstration, soldiers learned the specifications and firing techniques of the each nation’s weapon systems. This was part of Yudh Abhyas, an exercise that enhances the joint capabilities of both nations through training and cultural exchange, and helps foster enduring partnerships in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
“I am excited to see how the Indian and American forces work together and see how the Indian weapon systems compare to ours,” said Spc. Kevin Hunt, a Soldier with 1-23 Infantry. “I am excited to learn as much as I can from the Indian army. The Indian army Soldiers are friendly and are very welcoming and knowledgeable.”
It great being in India, said Pvt. Christian Perez, a Soldier with 1-23 Infantry. He 19 years old and India is the first country he has visited outside of the U.S.
“Learning from the Indian army has been a lot of fun,” said Pvt. Robert Flynn, also a Soldier with 1-23 Infantry. “It is good to see how they do things and they can see our techniques and we both can learn from that experience.”

For more photos and videos, please go to https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/ExerciseYudhAbhyas18

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The Army Best Medic Competition is starting at Fort Sam Houston. Keep up with the latest updates on Spc. Ulysses Dubon and 1st Lt. David McKeon, as the represent the #Bayonet Division in this U.S. Army-wide to earn the title of #BestMedic.

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Bayonet Soldiers begin bilateral training exercise in India
Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup
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CHAUBATTIA MILITARY STATION, India - Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division and the Indian army's 99th Mountain Brigade officially began this year's Yudh Abhyas training exercise with an opening ceremony held Sept. 16, 2018, at Chaubattia Military Station.

This year's training, located in the mountains approximately 200 miles northeast of New Delhi, involves approximately 350 U.S. Army Soldiers and 350 Indian army soldiers. The training design enhances the joint capabilities through training and cultural exchange, and help foster enduring partnerships in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

"For the first time, the Yudh Abhyas exercise is being held at the division level," said Maj. Gen. William Graham, the force commander for YA 18. "The increase from a brigade-level command post exercise to a division command post exercise is proof of our maturing relationship.

For more, please check out the link below...
https://www.army.mil/article/211192/Bayonet_Soldiers_begin_bilateral_training_exercise_in_India/

#India #Washington #Partnership

Joint Base Lewis-McChord | I Corps | U.S. Army Pacific | U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | U.S. Embassy India | 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team | U.S. Army | ADGPI - Indian Army | U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

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Bayonet Soldiers begin bilateral training exercise in India

“For the first time, the Yudh Abhyas exercise is being held at the division level,” said Maj. Gen. William Graham, the force commander for #YA18. “The increase from a brigade-level command post exercise to a division command post exercise is proof of our maturing relationship.

“Bringing our #Soldiers together and training for an ever-increasingly complex world, is certainly a necessity for fighting in the 21st century. At the center of what we are working on today is improving our bilateral readiness and our joint ability to fight and win together.”

For more, please check out the link below...
https://www.army.mil/article/211192/Bayonet_Soldiers_begin_bilateral_training_exercise_in_India/

#India #Washington #Partnership

Joint Base Lewis-McChord | I Corps | U.S. Army Pacific | U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | U.S. Embassy New Delhi | 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team | U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) | U.S. Army | ADGPI - Indian Army

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#Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry Tomahawks, competed in the Thunderbird Challenge in Olympia, Washington Sept. 7, 2018. The Thunderbird Challenge is a competition hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, testing local teams on their outdoor survival skills, problem solving, and teamwork.

The competition gave the Tomahawk Soldiers an opportunity to meet the local boy scouts and other participants from community in the competition.

(Photo by Spc. Ethan Valetski, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division | I Corps

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A powerful message from the "World Trade Center Man," Harry John Roland.

The #USArmy remembers the tragic events that transpired Sept. 11, 2001 and salute the service members, civilians and families who have served in support, and those who continue that service today. We will continue to honor the courage and bravery of those who were lost on that fateful day. #NeverForget #ArmyFamily

Produced by Sgt. 1st Class Jared Morgan and original music composition by Master Sgt. Adrian Hernandez, The United States Army Field Band

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#MotivationMonday

There's nothing more motivating than participating in #BOSSStrong competition and having fun throughout the week. This week, #TeamHannibals enjoyed arts and crafts and a day playing golf.

Col. Matthew Braman, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander, joined the team, along with the 16th CAB Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brock.

The command team's participation in one of the activities shows their full support to this dedicated elite group of athletes competing to be the the best BOSS Strong Team in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, #Washington.

And just like every week, the team continues to conduct workout sessions to be stronger and better everyday.

#MeetYourArmy #KnowYourMil

Army BOSS | JBLM BOSS | I Corps

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WWII veterans at the Nisei Veterans Committee annual luncheon in #Seattle, Washington, Sep. 9. Great display of #partnership and remembrance of sacrifice during the war. This gathering included 1-17 Infantry "Buffaloes" Soldiers and our partners from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force who are participating in Exercise Rising Thunder at Yakima Training Center.

#Partnership #RT18 #PacificPathways #USARPAC

First photo credit to Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. Second photo credit to Lt. Col. Roger Cabiness, 7th Infantry Division Public Affairs.

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A 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held on #JBLM Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Carey Theater on Lewis Main. The ceremony will be a forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the terrorist attacks.
Everyone with base access is welcome to attend the ceremony.

1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team | 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division | 16th Combat Aviation Brigade | 2nd Infantry Division Artillery

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"His care for his fellow man goes well beyond his responsibilities of the Army," remarked Lt. Col. John B. Davis III, 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion commander. "His small amount of compassion saved that man's life."

#FiredUpFriday

#USArmy Ch. (Capt.) Michael Harari, 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion chaplain, saved a man’s life by preventing him from committing suicide, Aug. 26, 2018. He also received an Army Commendation medal from Col. Matthew Braman, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander, in recognition of his actions, Aug. 30, 2018, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, #Washington.

The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps plays a vital role in improving the spiritual well-being of Soldiers and family members within an organization.

Check out the story below for more details.

U.S. Army photos and story by Staff Sgt. Maricris McLane

#MeetYourArmy #KnowYourMil #Washington

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) | I Corps

https://www.army.mil/article/210866

Rain or shine, the #Bayonet Division keeps training! #Ready2Fight

8th Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry continue to improve their #Readiness on #AmericasBig6 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho.

Continue to #SeizeTheHighGround!

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) | I Corps | U.S. Army

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2-17 Field Artillery "Steel" broke out the big guns to handle the Yakima Training Center!

#AmericasBig6 #TrustInMe

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Thanks go out to Lt. Col. Aaron Dixon for his commitment to the #Bayonet Division. And welcome to the 7th Infantry Division Lt. Col. Frank Hooker!

#Soldiers of 1-14 CAVALRY "WARHORSE"held a change of command ceremony last week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The unit bid farewell to outgoing commander Lt. Col. Aaron Dixon and welcomed the incoming commander Lt. Col. Frank Hooker.

For more photos of the ceremony, visit our Flickr page at:

https://www.flickr.com/…/ghostbrig…/albums/72157695181294010

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1-17 Infantry "Buffaloes" 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division always looking to get better!

#AmericasBig6 #TrustInMe

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#BOSSStrong #TeamHannibals Week 4 concluded with a cardio physical training where 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brock joined the team. This team is getting stronger each week.

Check back next week for Week 5!

#BOSSStrongJBLM #16thCAB #MeetYourArmy #TrustInMe

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The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force are back at it again with the 1-17 Infantry "Buffaloes" at the Yakima Training Center, #Washington, Sept. 3, 2018.

#Partnership #Readiness #AmericasBig6 #TrustInMe

(U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Frances Ariele Tejada | 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

#USA #Japan #RT18 #PacificPathways #USARPAC #USINDOPACOM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord | I Corps | U.S. Army Pacific | U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

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#Soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire anti-tank missiles during Rising Thunder 2018 at @Yakima Training Center, #Washington, Sept. 2. #RT18 is a partnered exercise hosted by @I Corps with elements from the JGSDF focusing on key U.S. and Japanese training requirements as part of Pacific Pathways 18-03 series.

This range was facilitated by 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment and helps develop partner capacity for both militaries.

(U.S. Army Video by Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle | 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

#Readiness #USA #Japan #Partnership
#RT18 #PacificPathways #USARPAC #USINDOPACOM

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#Snipers from 1-17 Infantry "Buffaloes", improve #readiness alongside our allies from 1st Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a target identification range at Exercise Rising Thunder 18, Yakima Training Center, #Washington.

#RT18 provides a combined task force venue for both participating nations to advance their capability and capacity as a team.

#Partnership #USARPAC #AmericasBig6 #USINDOPACOM

(U.S. Army Video by Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle | 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) | I Corps | Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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#Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment and 1st Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force train together to clear buildings during Exercise Rising Thunder 18 at the Yakima Training Center, #Washington, today.

#RT18 enhances our interoperability as allies to fight in a complex urban environment as a team.

#Partnership #USARPAC, #AmericasBig6 #USINDOPACOM

(U.S. Army Video by Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle | 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord | 7th Infantry Division | I Corps | U.S. Army Pacific | U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | KING 5 | KOMO News | Q13 FOX | KAPP-KVEW Local News | KIMA Action News | NBC Right Now Tri-Cities | NBC Right Now Yakima

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Pvt. Shawn Williamson and Pvt. Brayden Robinson, unmanned aircraft systems repairer with A Troop, 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron prepare a RQ7B-V2 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System at Yakima Training Center, #Washington. during training, August 28, 2018.

4-6 HARS conducts Shadow operator training to improve tactical aerial reconnaissance and surveillance. The Shadow plays a vital role in combat by providing accurate information from the battlefield.

#AmericasBig6 #MeetYourArmy #Ready2Fight #TrustInMe

Joint Base Lewis-McChord | I Corps | U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) | U.S. Army

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#Soldiers of 1-17 Infantry "Buffaloes" held an opening ceremony alongside our allies from 1st Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to kick off Rising Thunder 2018 at Yakima Training Center, #Washington, Aug. 31. #RT18 is part of U.S. Army Pacific, Pacific Pathways exercise series 18-03. This U.S. Army innovation links a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command approved exercises with partner militaries into a single operation to increase #Partnership and #Readiness of U.S. Army forces along with allied and partner nation forces.

Approximately 700 U.S. Service Members and 300 Japanese Soldiers will participate in Rising Thunder 2018 over the next two weeks.

#USARPAC #USINDOPACOM

(U.S. Army video by SSG Christopher, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord | I Corps | U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

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2-17 Field Artillery "Steel" doing what they do best! These #Soldiers are at the Yakima Training Center working on the fundamentals and honing their craft.

#TrustInMe #AmericasBig6

2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division | I Corps | U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) | Joint Base Lewis-McChord | U.S. Army

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