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Soldiers Participate in Operation Dragon Spear

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers dash across rocky desert terrain during a live-fire exercise as part of Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. The soldiers are snipers assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. The demonstration included a forcible entry operation with Army and Air Force units showcasing the U.S. global response force's ability to deploy, fight and win. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • An M1 Abrams tank fires its main gun during a live-fire exercise as part of Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • AH-64 Apache helicopters demonstrate their weapon systems during a live-fire exercise as part of Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • Paratroopers board a C-130J aircraft on March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015, before conducting a joint forcible entry operation during Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 18th Airborne Corps, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Poe
  • As seen through a night-vision device, an Army jumpmaster checks for safety obstructions before conducting a joint forcible entry operation during Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015. The jumpmaster is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. The aircraft crews are assigned to the 41st and 61st Airlift squadrons. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Poe
  • As seen through a night-vision device, paratroopers conduct a joint forcible entry operation during Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 18th Airborne Corps, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a soldier fires at advancing paratroopers conducting a patrol during a joint forcible entry operation part of Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a Stryker vehicle rolls off a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during air-lands following a joint forcible entry operation part of Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • As seen through a night-vision device, paratroopers offload from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft following a joint forcible entry operation part of Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters land as paratroopers provide security on the objective secured by a joint forcible entry operation during Operation Dragon Spear on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull