Seizing the Objective

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Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge

An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, travels through the city of Dezashah en route to the objective, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to challenge the Greywolf Brigade’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense of an area, while being engaged by conventional and hybrid threats.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Azyzeski

A Blackhorse Trooper, portraying an insurgent, scans the objective area, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, was evaluated in their ability to conduct a deliberate defense of an area, while being engaged by conventional and hybrid threats.
 

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge

A Main Battle Tank from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment scans the objective, looking for enemy combatants, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to challenge the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division’s, ability to defend an objective, in open and urban battlefields, against conventional and hybrid threats.
 

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge

A Blackhorse Trooper, portraying an insurgent, takes cover during an engagement in an objective area, during NTC rotation 17-01 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to challenge the Greywolf Brigade’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense of an area, while being engaged by conventional and hybrid threats.
 

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge

An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Hawg Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment maneuvers through the desert in order to join the main effort, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to challenge the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division’s, ability to defend an objective, in open and urban battlefields, against conventional and hybrid threats.
 

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge

An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment surveys the battle field during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to challenge the Greywolf Brigade’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense of an area, while being engaged by conventional and hybrid threats.