U.S. Troops And NATO Allies Train For Afghanistan Mission

 
U.S. Troops And NATO Allies Train For Afghanistan Mission
U.S. troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy, meet with actors playing Afghan village leaders during training exercises at the U.S. military?s Joint Multinational Readiness Center only weeks before the 173rd will deploy to Afghanistan on March 19, 2012 near Hohenfels, Germany. Though the Pentagon plans to possibly pull out two U.S. Army infantry brigades based in Germany in an effort to reduce costs, the U.S. military?s strong presence in Germany will likely continue, both due to the U.S. roll in NATO as well as the support the German bases provide for U.S. overseas military commitments.
(March 18, 2012 - Source: Johannes Simon/Getty Images Europe)