We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for February 24, 2014


FORT CARSON, Colo. – Paratroopers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., climb over a hill in order to secure an airfield near Fort Carson’s Camp Red Devil training area, Feb. 6, 2014, and defend it from opposing forces from the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during a joint deployment readiness exercise. The Soldiers were conducting the exercise with Soldiers from Company A, 1st Bn., 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and included integration with various Joint Task Force Carson units and civilian support agencies. Both units conducted the joint exercise to train in support of the XVIII Airborne Corps’ global response force mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Terrance Payton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs, 82nd ABN Div.)

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