Combined arms live fire, Exercise Bright Star 2017
A wave of Egyptian M1A1 Abrams tanks rolls onto a simulated battlefield during the final combined arms live fire exercise of Bright Star 2017. Exercise Bright Star 2017 is a bilateral U.S. Central Command command-post exercise, field training exercise and senior leader seminar, held with the Arab Republic of Egypt. Participation strengthens military-to-military relationships between U.S. and Egyptian forces in the Central Command area of responsibility. The exercise enhances regional security and stability by responding to modern-day security scenarios. (U.S. Department of Defense photo by Tom Gagnier)

Photo by: Thomas Gagnier |  VIRIN: 170920-D-VG904-028.JPG