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Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017.
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017.
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, in preparation for upcoming training missions.
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, in preparation for upcoming training missions. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, in preparation for training missions with allied forces.
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade observe artillery fire at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, in preparation for training missions with allied forces. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade monitor artillery from an observation tower during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
Soldiers with the Army's 3rd Armored Brigade monitor artillery from an observation tower during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Artillery fire across the range from Army M109 Paladin Howitzers, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The Army's 3rd Armored Brigade conducted a combined-arms live-fire exercise in order to prepare troops for upcoming exercises with allied forces.
Artillery fire across the range from Army M109 Paladin Howitzers, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The Army's 3rd Armored Brigade conducted a combined-arms live-fire exercise in order to prepare troops for upcoming exercises with allied forces. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An AAI RQ07 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle lands at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017. The UAVs were used to scout the area, observe and direct artillery fire.
An AAI RQ07 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle lands at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017. The UAVs were used to scout the area, observe and direct artillery fire. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An AAI RQ07 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle being worked on at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017. The UAVs were used to scout the area, observe and direct artillery fire.
An AAI RQ07 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle being worked on at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017. The UAVs were used to scout the area, observe and direct artillery fire. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An Army M109 Paladin Howitzer, partially hidden behind a hill, prepares to fire during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
An Army M109 Paladin Howitzer, partially hidden behind a hill, prepares to fire during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
The barrel of an Army M109 Paladin howitzer as it prepares to fire during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
The barrel of an Army M109 Paladin howitzer as it prepares to fire during a combined-arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer during a combined-Arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer during a combined-Arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer fires during a combined-arms live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Monday, April 10, 2017.
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer fires during a combined-arms live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Monday, April 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer after firing during a combined-arms live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, Monday, April 10, 2017.
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer after firing during a combined-arms live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, Monday, April 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer during a combined-Arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.
An Army M109 Paladin howitzer during a combined-Arms live-fire exercise, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, currently deployed across Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, conducted combined-arms live-fire training here on Monday to prepare for upcoming multinational exercises.

During the training artillery, M109 Paladin howitzers provided supporting fire to M1 Abrams tanks, while AAI RQ-7 Shadow drones circled the sky to observe and direct fire.

“All of these pieces work together to accurately provide precision fire and bring whatever effect the commander needs,” said Capt. Eric Noland, a field artillery battery commander.

This training helped the combat team prepare for Exercise Combined Resolve this summer, when they will train with more than 3,500 soldiers from NATO forces and partner nations.

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