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    • Chaplains in training visit Spangdahlem

      Chaplains in training visit Spangdahlem

      Photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye   |   52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs   |   08.08.2018

      U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieutenants Madison Hayes, left, and Lennox Vu, right, Readiness and Integration Organization Detatchment 5 Chaplain Candidate Program candidates, pose for a photo in the chapel at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 1, 2018. Although Hayes is Catholic and Vu is Protestant, military chaplains provide support for all faith groups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class......
      Hometown: Rome

    • Chaplains in training visit Spangdahlem

      Chaplains in training visit Spangdahlem

      Story by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye   |   52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs   |   08.08.2018

      Seminary students go through a lengthy process prior to becoming ministers, and the training is even more in-depth to become military chaplains. U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieutenants Madison Hayes and Lennox Vu, Readiness and Integration Organization Detachment 5 Chaplain Candidate Program candidates, visited Spangdahlem Air Base this summer in preparation to become chaplains....
      Hometown: Rome

    • 2-503rd Enters Gas Chamber

      2-503rd Enters Gas Chamber

      Video by Capt. Joseph Legros   |   173rd Airborne Brigade   |   08.01.2018

      GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Can't breathe, can't see. Burning sensation on the skin. Coughing, hacking, gasping for air. Need...water. The fun that is Sky Soldier Gas Chamber day! Check out the reactions of these Paratroopers as 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry "The Rock," 173rd Airborne Brigade enters the chamber. They came, they saw, they conqured....
      Hometown: Vicenza

    • 2-503rd Sling Load Training

      2-503rd Sling Load Training

      Video by Capt. Joseph Legros   |   173rd Airborne Brigade   |   08.01.2018

      GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry "The Rock," 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted sling load training in Grafenwoehr, Germany. These Sky Soldiers equipped cargo packs and HMMWV's with tethers, then gave them a ride by hooking them to Chinooks and a Blackhawk for transport. Watch as Cpt. Justin Rider highlights the role of Hound Company within the 173rd Airborne......
      Hometown: Vicenza

    • 2-503rd Sky Soldier Air Assault

      2-503rd Sky Soldier Air Assault

      Video by Capt. Joseph Legros   |   173rd Airborne Brigade   |   08.01.2018

      GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Sky Soldiers mounted Chinooks during an evening Air Assault at Rock Shock 2018 in Grafenwoehr, Germany July 29, 2018. Staff Sgt. Eric Saffle, Platoon Sgt. for 2nd Platoon, narrates how Able Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry "The Rock" brings the fight to the enemy....
      Hometown: Vicenza

    • Lightning over Sky Soldier HQ

      Lightning over Sky Soldier HQ

      Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander C Henninger   |   173rd Airborne Brigade   |   07.22.2018

      VICENZA, Italy -- Caserma Del Din, headquarters of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, during a lightning storm on July 21, 2018. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deploying forces to the U.S. Army Europe, Africa and Central Command Areas of Responsibility within 18 hours....
      Hometown: Vicenza

    • 1-503rd Sky Soldiers Team with Spanish Paratroopers on Zaragoza Joint Forcible Entry & Assault

      1-503rd Sky Soldiers Team with Spanish Paratroopers on Zaragoza Joint Forcible Entry & Assault

      Video by Capt. Joseph Legros   |   173rd Airborne Brigade   |   07.03.2018

      Sky Soldiers with 1-503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed with the Spanish Paracaidista to conduct a Joint Forcible Entry and Assault through an enemy held village. The Airborne Operation was part of Exercise Bayonet Strike and was designed to enhance the interoperability between NATO Allies....
      Hometown: Vicenza

    • Sky Soldiers from 54th BEB & 173rd BSB Jump at Juliet DZ

      Sky Soldiers from 54th BEB & 173rd BSB Jump at Juliet DZ

      Video by Capt. Joseph Legros   |   173rd Airborne Brigade   |   07.03.2018

      JULIET DROP ZONE, Italy -- Sky Soldiers with 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 173rd Brigade Support Battalion conduct Airborne Operations at Aviano Air Base, then jump into Juliet Drop Zone with the beautiful Dolomite mountains as a backdrop June 25, 2018. (Video Capture by Spc. Charlie Pope, Spc. Henry Villarama and Capt. Joe Legros. Editing by Capt. Joe Legros)...
      Hometown: Aviano Air Base