Leapfest 2019 – The Results

The 2019 Leapfest International Airborne Competition has now come to an end, and the results are in for the best Team and Individual scores. Paratroopers from around the world participated in Leapfest, Aug. 3, 2019, West Kingston, R.I.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Deirdre Salvas, 143 AW/PA) First Place Team: The U.S. Army’s […]

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Leapfest 2019

Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition. Conducted by the Rhode Island Army National Guard, the purpose of Leapfest is to promote international camaraderie and Esprit de Corps among Airborne Soldiers, while also showcasing the capabilities of the Rhode Island National Guard. Paratroopers are specially selected, trained, and highly […]

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Friday Foto

Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Commando Regiment conducted counter-terrorism training in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart in May 2019. The training was part of the Mars series of exercises used by the 2nd Commando Regiment’s online hostage recovery/counter-terrorism company to build capacity in its role as Tactical Assault Group—East (TAG–E). TAG–E is the Australian Defence Force’s […]

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More Laser Lore: from the Crimson Trace blog

Laser sights are the subject of much discussion and (dis)information. This, unfortunately, can keep people from using a visible laser sight to its fullest advantage: or prevent them from using one at all. Crimson Trace (related articles archived on Shooting Illustrated here) recently set out to correct that by increasing the publication tempo on the […]

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The DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Once only talked about behind closed doors with industry insiders, DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge is now getting real, and going (somewhat) public! In just a few weeks, from August 15-22, 2019, eleven teams in the Systems track will gather at a formerly operational mine in Pittsburgh and watch as their machines attempt to remotely map, identify, […]

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GGP320 Slides from Grey Ghost Precision for SIG P320

Wallace, Idaho based Grey Ghost Precision has announced the release of their newest product line: aftermarket slides for the SIG P320 platform. These new slides are described as sharing “…the same precision engineering as the GLOCK aftermarket slides that GGP has been manufacturing for the past two years.” Dubbed the ‘GGP320’, they’re an aftermarket upgrade […]

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NATO and Partner SOF in Black Sea Region for Trojan Footprint 19

Approximately 1,400 special operations and armed forces from 10 nations deployed across host nations Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania June 10-21 for U.S. Special Operations Command Europe’s exercise Trojan Footprint 19. Trojan Footprint is an annual SOCEUR-led exercise that brings together U.S., Allied and partner special operations forces across Europe. SOF and the armed forces of […]

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Friday Foto

Members of the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron from Oklahoma City and Estonian tactical air control party specialists acknowledge a 442nd Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II from Whiteman AFB, Missouri during a show of force after completing close air support training at Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range in Salina, Kansas on December 13, 2017.  […]

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