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US soldiers during gunnery at Fort Bliss in Texas, December 7, 2018.

How US soldiers keep Abrams tanks ready for action in the Middle East

At Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 in Kuwait, soldiers keep a massive set of equipment ready so rapidly deploying units can move faster.
A US Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, during Arrow 2019 at the Pohjankangas Training Area near Niinisalo, Finland, May 12, 2019.

The Marines pulled tanks out of caves in Norway for war games close to Russia’s border for the 2nd year in a row

During the Arrow 19 exercise in May, Marines pulled tanks and other vehicles from caves in Norway that have stored gear since the Cold War.

Watch Abrams tanks in WWII paint crush cars at a tank competition in Europe

US soldiers, along with soldiers from seven other allies, competed in the third annual Strong Europe Tank Challenge in Germany last week. The US didn't even finish in the top three spots.