Second Lt. Kevin Luna-Torres assembles an M240B machine gun during a weapons familiarization course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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A soldier from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, observes advancing units during a live-fire exercise in Bemowo Piskie, Poland.

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Paratroopers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan)

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Photo by: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan

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