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U.S. Navy service members, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 2, conduct insert extract training with the Belize Special Boat Unit during Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14). Southern Partnership Station 2014 is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet employ maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations in order to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships that foster regional security in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)

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U.S. Navy service members, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 2, conduct insert extract training with the Belize Special Boat Unit during Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14). Southern Partnership Station 2014 is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet employ maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations in order to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships that foster regional security in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)

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U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division scan for threats atop an M1A2 Abrams tank during exercise Combined Resolve II at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. Combined Resolve II is a multinational decisive action training environment exercise occurring at the Joint Multinational Training Commands Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas that involves more than 4,000 participants from 15 partner nations. The intent of the exercise is to train and prepare a U.S. led multinational brigade to inter-operate with multiple partner nations and execute unified land operations against a complex threat while improving the combat readiness of all participants.
(U.S. Army photo by Specialist Bryan Rankin, 19 MAY 2014.)


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U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division scan for threats atop an M1A2 Abrams tank during exercise Combined Resolve II at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. Combined Resolve II is a multinational decisive action training environment exercise occurring at the Joint Multinational Training Commands Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas that involves more than 4,000 participants from 15 partner nations. The intent of the exercise is to train and prepare a U.S. led multinational brigade to inter-operate with multiple partner nations and execute unified land operations against a complex threat while improving the combat readiness of all participants.

(U.S. Army photo by Specialist Bryan Rankin, 19 MAY 2014.)

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16 Air Assault Brigade

Skills test for rapid reaction force snipers

Snipers from the British Army’s rapid reaction force have tested their skills against each other.

Snipers from 16 Air Assault Brigade’s infantry units grouped together on the Stanford Training Area (STANTA) in Norfolk this week. As well as hitting targets at ranges of up to 1,200 metres by day and night, the snipers were tested on close quarter shooting, stalking and their observation and concealment skills.

Among the soldiers taking part were snipers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, based at Tern Hill in Shropshire, and Colchester-based 2nd and 3rd Battalions The Parachute Regiment and The Pathfinders.

Snipers fulfil a vital and enduring role on the battlefield, in terms of intelligence-gathering, target identification and eliminating high-value targets. They work in pairs, with the more experienced acting as the spotter, using high quality optics to sight targets and judge wind and elevation to guide the shooter, who is equipped with the powerful and accurate L115A3 rifle.

A 2 PARA sniper, who cannot be named for security reasons, said: “Being a good sniper is about applying to a very high standard the basic skills learnt by every infantry soldier – marksmanship, navigation, observation and field craft.”