Images: 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team mission rehearsal exercise [Image 7 of 21]
Photo by Spc. Tristan Bolden
U.S. Army soldiers of Alpha Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team rig a load before they attach a sling during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 14, 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.