A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade engages targets with the M240B machine gun during a night gunnery marksmanship range on Jul. 20, 2020 as part of the 173rd BDE FTX in Grafenwoehr, Germany from Jul. 17 to Aug. 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 European, African 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.