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A soldier with the Norwegian Armed Forces prepares to fire an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon alongside special tactics operators from 352nd Special Operations Wing, during a live-fire training. Photo: U.S. Special Operations Command Europe

Netherlands 11 Airmobile Brigade Combat Divers Baptize Their HK416 Carbines

The Combat Divers of The Netherlands 11 Airmobile Brigade "baptized" their HK416 Carbines on a recent exercise. The direct gas impingement system of the Eugene Stoner's original AR-15 / M-16 design, and its derivatives, doesn't particularly like getting dunked under water (you can probably imagine what would happen if the...

Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide at SHOT Show 2020

Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide (C.R.O.W.) is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization headquartered in Texas, USA. Their mission is to establish and train Rangers to a set standard in the skills necessary to support, train, and supplement anti-poaching and conservation efforts worldwide. The World Wildlife Fund reported in 2018 highlighted the...

Direct Action at SHOT Show 2020

Direct Action will be at SHOT Show the first time this year. The company will be presenting a representative line-up of their products at Booth #7605. They will also be showcasing some of their latest innovations. Direct Action is a high-quality manufacturer from Poland that specializes in high-performance tactical gear...

Helikon-Tex at SHOT Show 2020

Helikon-Tex will be returning to the SHOT Show in 2020 with a bigger booth (#7605 on Level 1) full of brand new tactical and outdoor gear, most of which will be presented to public for the very first time. Highlights include: Covert M-65 Jacket The M-65 jacket is an instantly...

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U.S. Army Capt. Jett Nelson, with the 56th Troop Command, watches for the landing zone while performing Jumpmaster duties on a CH-47F Chinook Helicopter during Leapfest 2019 at West Kingston, RI., July 31, 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua E. Powell)

KITANICA Introduces Winter Softshell Jacket

A revised version of their classic cold weather fleece jacket,  Kitanica’s new Winter Softshell Jacket is optimized for abrasion resistance, warmth and dryness.  The Winter Softshell features Kitanica’s own Exo Shell® softshell fabric with Vaporloft® technology. This is a waterproof-breathable, laminated material comprising a face fabric of 88% 140D Nylon / 12% Spandex and...

On This Day In History: Bastogne and the 101st Airborne Division

On December 22, 1944, German officers under a flag of truce approached the American lines demanding Bastogne’s surrender... After reading the demand, Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, the American commander in Bastogne, remarked, “Aw, nuts!” Further discussion failed to improve on his first reaction, and “NUTS!” became his famous one-word response. When the...

The Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

Anyone who's watched "Band of Brothers" will know about the brutal defensive battle fought by American troops (who were largely caught off guard) in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium from mid-December 1944 until late January 1945. American forces bore the brunt of the attack, and the resulting bulge in their...