Chilean soldiers from the 1st Paratroopers Battalion and Canadian soldiers from 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment, conduct helicopter insertion rappelling from a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopter during RIMPAC 2016 at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.
Snipers, Pathfinders and Reconnaissance members, from 2e Bataillon Royal 22e Régiment, conduct insertion and extraction by helicopter training with a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook helicopter during #RIMPAC on Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California on July 15, 2016.
Photo : Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault, Valcartier imaging services
Paratroopers of the Polish 6th Parachute Brigade jump into the Hohenfels training area in Germany during Exercise ‘Swift Response 16’.
Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016.
Polish Army photo by Cpl. Mariusz Bieniek
Looking like a scene from the movie “A Bridge Too Far”, a Polish Soldier reloads his machine-gun on a bridge in Torun, Poland during Exercise ‘Swift Response – 2016’.
The exercise is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world. The exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of the combat core of the U.S. Global Response Force – currently the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team – to conduct rapid-response, joint-forcible entry and follow-on operations alongside Allied high-readiness forces in Europe.
Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britian, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016.
U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston