Photo Of The Day, and the winter has come to Europe. Today we have pictures from the exercise Winter Shield 20 – a Latvian led exercise integrating U.S. conventional & Special Operations Forces.
Above we see U.S. Special Forces with 10th Special Forces Group assigned to Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) rehearse room clearing procedures in Daugavpils, Latvia, in November, 2020 as part of Exercise Winter Shield 20.
Below: A Latvian Air Force AN-2 Antonov aircraft delivers a supply bundle to Latvian Zemessardze and U.S. Special Forces operators.
Below: Latvian Zemessardze and U.S. Special Forces operators assigned to Special Operations Command Europe make a fire during a supply retrieval mission as part of Exercise Winter Shield 20.
Below: Operators with the Latvian Special Operations Unit pull security during a hostage recovery raid near Daugavpils, Latvia, November 21, 2020 as part of Exercise Winter Shield 20.
All photos by 1st Lt. Rodney Walker, U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Garrett L. Dipuma.