Images: 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Mission Readiness Exercise [Image 7 of 8]
U.S. Army Sgt. Aubrey San Nicolas belonging to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team receives sling load instructions from an Bulgarian air team member during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 8, 2012. The U.S. Army's 173rd ABCT, Europe's rapid reaction force, is conducting a mission rehearsal exercise at the JMRC in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The exercise is designed to develop combat skills, counter-insurgency tactics and the multinational partnerships between the military forces of the U.S., Albania, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.