Founded by four U.S. veterans in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Task Force Yankee Ukraine has crisscrossed the country to prepare more than 12,000 Ukrainians to treat the unique injuries of war.
Founded by four U.S. veterans in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Task Force Yankee Ukraine has crisscrossed the country to prepare more than 12,000 Ukrainians to treat the unique injuries of war.
Russian missile strikes knocked out the water supply to most of Kyiv, and residents streamed, carrying water bottles, to a fountain at a public park. “We expect some kind of disturbance every day,” said Laila Ivanova, 80. “But we’re trying to stay in a positive state of mind.”
The weather wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough to parachute a howitzer and a tactical vehicle out the back of a plane. The drop at the sprawling Hohenfels Training Area in Bavaria came courtesy of an Air Force C-130 cargo plane during exercise Saber Junction.
The ceremony, which took place on the 69th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended combat in the Korean War, came after just over a year of construction on the Wall of Remembrance, which started in March 2021.
About two dozen U.S. soldiers with the Kaiserslautern-based 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a similar number of German troops and town workers on Monday helped unclog two creeks that flow into the Rhine at St. Goar.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that allies must “move at the speed of war” to get more weaponry into the hands of Ukrainian forces, following meetings with dozens of foreign military leaders at Ramstein Air Base on Tuesday.
The Expert Soldier Badge competition, the first ever for U.S. Army Japan, began Monday with a field of 121 from across Japan and Guam. The competing troops spent a week training for the tests they would face.
The combined-arms, live-fire demonstration launched last month at the U.S. Army’s African Land Forces Summit displayed American military might for key leaders of African armies — many of whom have long worked with U.S. forces and others with whom American generals aim to strengthen ties.
Three C-130s out of Ramstein on a mission Friday earned an unusual distinction: they flew the first training formation with all-women crew members in the squadron’s history, which goes back to World War II.
Three MV-22 Ospreys descended on a mountain clearing during a drill this week marking the first coordinated use of the tilt-rotor aircraft by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
After Russia launched its attack on Ukraine last week, the entire brigade was ordered to Hohenfels, Germany, where it will gather its weapons and vehicles and train before potentially deploying to bolster NATO defenses on its eastern flank.
March 2, 2022
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