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These 7 photos of nighttime missions show how the US military fights at night

Fast roping over the deck of a moving warship is hard enough during the day—see what it looks like at night.

Fast roping over the deck of a moving warship is hard enough during the day—see what it looks like at night.
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Paratroopers perform night-vision airdrops during multinational exercises.

Paratroopers perform night-vision airdrops during multinational exercises.
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Soldiers don't get to choose when they'll have to fight, so they train to be ready anytime.

Soldiers don't get to choose when they'll have to fight, so they train to be ready anytime.
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Some exercises allow conventional forces to work alongside with special operations troops, who lead the most dangerous combat missions.

Some exercises allow conventional forces to work alongside with special operations troops, who lead the most dangerous combat missions.
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Alaska provides the perfect opportunity to train troops for Arctic climates — and comes with a great view.

Alaska provides the perfect opportunity to train troops for Arctic climates — and comes with a great view.
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Nighttime flight operations are one of the more dangerous shipboard activities

Nighttime flight operations are one of the more dangerous shipboard activities
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Tracer rounds add useful guidance for troops to adjust their aim during low-light weapons training.

Tracer rounds add useful guidance for troops to adjust their aim during low-light weapons training.
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