The number of internet users worldwide will soon reach the 5-billion mark. Our world has never been so connected. Great photos can spread like wildfire, but the story and the necessary context sometimes gets left behind. But not in TFB’s Photo Of The Day, we will always accompany the images with a background and credits to the maker. Above we have a 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment machine gun team that reloads their M240B machine gun during the last battle of Combined Resolve XVI. Combined Resolve XVI was a multinational training exercise conducted at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, in Germany, in December 2021.
A Ukrainian soldier maneuvers during the last battle of Combined Resolve XVI. The AK-74 is the standard issue rifle for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Their Special Forces use the Fort-221 and/or the Malyuk or Vulcan.
The exercise was designed to test multinational interoperability in a simulated combat training environment.
Photo Source: Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Photos by Capt. Harold Shorter