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Soldiers Participate in Operation River Assault

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers disembark from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a simulated air assault and village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 479th Engineer Battalion. Army engineers and support elements participated in the exercise, which involved creating a modular bridge across the Arkansas River. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • Army Spc. Jed Lechner communicates by radio during a simulated air assault and village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. Lechner is assigned to the 479th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • Army Spc. Benjamin Zachary, left, detains a role player acting as a suspected high-value target during a simulated village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. Zachary is assigned to the 479th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • A soldier treats a mock casualty during a simulated air assault and village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. The soldier is a medic assigned to the 479th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • Soldiers move to secure a building during a simulated air assault and village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • Army Pfc. Haidon A. Moss provides security from the top of a balcony during a simulated village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. Moss is assigned to the 479th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • Army Pfc. Josue Diazlopez, right, searches a role player acting as a suspected high-value target during a simulated village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. Diazlopez is assigned to the 479th Engineer Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
  • A soldier descends the stairs after securing a building during a simulated air assault and village patrol as part of Operation River Assault on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2. 2015. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret