POTD: Green Berets & Latvian National Guard Soldiers with an M-240B Machine Gun

Eric B
by Eric B
– A Latvian National Guard soldier fires an M-240B machine gun during a nighttime field training exercise in the forests of Latvia, March 3, 2022. The bilateral training between Latvia and U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group creates interoperability with NATO allies, improves military readiness, and strengthens joint confidence while promoting peace and stability within the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hannah Hawkins)

The number of internet users worldwide will soon reach the five billion mark. Great photos can spread like wildfire, but the story and the necessary context sometimes gets left behind. Not in TFB’s Photo Of The Day, where we will always accompany the images with a background and credits to the maker – Sgt. Hannah Hawkins in this case.

Below: A U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group instructs Latvian National Guard soldiers on ambush fundamentals.

Latvian National Guard soldiers perform pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections prior to the final event of their week-long field exercise in the forests of Latvia, March 5, 2022. The bilateral training between Latvia and U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group creates interoperability with NATO allies, improves military readiness, and strengthens joint confidence while promoting peace and stability within the region.

A Latvian National Guard soldier fires an M-240B machine gun during an ambush

A U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group instructs a Latvian National Guard soldier on terrain analysis and overwatch positions.

A Latvian National Guard squad leader places his team in overwatch positions in the forests of Latvia.

A Latvian National Guard soldier assumes an overwatch position on top of micro-terrain in the forests of Latvia, March 3, 2022.

Latvian National Guard soldiers push through the objective during an ambush training exercise.

20220303-A-VU095-1013 - Latvian National Guard soldiers push through the objective during an ambush training exercise in the forests of Latvia, March 3, 2022. The bilateral training between Latvia and U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group creates interoperability with NATO allies, improves military readiness, and strengthens joint confidence while promoting peace and stability within the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hannah Hawkins)

Latvian National Guard soldiers halt to confirm their route during a nighttime field training exercise in the forests of Latvia.

20220305-A-VU095-1003 - Latvian National Guard soldiers halt to confirm their route during a nighttime field training exercise in the forests of Latvia, March 5, 2022. The bilateral training between Latvia and U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group creates interoperability with NATO allies, improves military readiness, and strengthens joint confidence while promoting peace and stability within the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hannah Hawkins)

Below: U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group communicate with military aircraft to locate Latvian National Guard conducting hide site construction

20220304-A-VU095-1014 - U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to 10th Special Forces Group communicate with military aircraft to locate Latvian National Guard conducting hide site construction during a training exercise in the forests of Latvia, March 4, 2022. The bilateral training creates interoperability with NATO allies, improves military readiness, and strengthens joint confidence while promoting peace and stability within the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hannah Hawkins)

Photo and Caption Source: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hannah Hawkins.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Claymore Claymore on Apr 09, 2022

    Nice photos BUT US special forces soldiers dislike being referred to as Green Berets. That is an outdated term.

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