Friday Foto

Qatari special operations personnel conduct a military free-fall friendship jump during a static-line and military free-fall parachute training exercise over Qatar, Aug. 21, 2017. This marked the first event of its kind conducted between the U.S. and Qatar, allowing the enhanced interoperability between special forces personnel from both nations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff […]

Read More

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 gas tube was clogged with […]

Read More

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 for LE, Military, PMC, and […]

Read More

Friday Foto

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) […]

Read More

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 Germans failed to understand, an […]

Read More

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 lines gave the battle its […]

Read More

Friday Foto

A Ukrainian Special Forces designated marksman surveys his surroundings while acting as OPFOR as part of Exercise Combined Resolve XII, August 2019. Photo credit: U.S. Special Operations Command Europe […]

Read More