U.S. Army medic paratroopers assigned to various battalions within the 173rd Airborne Brigade fire notional rounds during a Best Medic Competition on Caserma Del Din, Italy, June 4-5, 2020.

The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance.

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