Images: 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Mission Readiness Exercise [Image 7 of 8]
Photo by Spc. Tristan Bolden
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.