LeapFest 2020 Cancelled

The Rhode Island National Guard’s 56th Troop Command has announced that the Leapfest-International Airborne Competition for 2020 has been cancelled as a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams that have already registered for Leapfest 2020 will be notified by the command and will receive full reimbursement of their registration fees. To […]

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UF PRO’s Guide To Tactical Tracking: Part 4

In this episode the team of trackers moves into an open field. While open grassland is great for tracking, it also makes the team very exposed. They know the time is not on their side, but security remains a top priority. So Boris forms his team into a Y-formation which was developed by the Rhodesian […]

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UF PRO’s Guide To Tactical Tracking: Part 3

Signs now point to the entrance of a cave that twists and stretches far back. As they make their way deep into this cave system, the team discovers their suspects had built a fire and used it in an attempt to destroy evidence. In this part, Boris gleans insights from that discovery and makes a […]

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Operation ‘Doomsday’: Norway, 9th May 1945.

Despite the celebrations of VE Day just the day before, and due to the chaos of the fluid situation of the German defeat, the British 1st Airborne Division launched a mission to liberate Norway.   Advance parties flew into Norway on 9th May 1945. Their task was to maintain law and order, secure airfields, prevent […]

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Wings Wednesdays: They Mostly Come At Night

Special Tactics Airmen from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron filled in to conduct interoperability training with the 14th Weapons Squadron assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School detachment at Hurlburt Field, Florida for a Special Operations Force Exercise on April 22, 2020.   The exercise was part of the 14th WPS’ demanding five and […]

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Russian paratroopers perform Arctic freefall from 10,000m altitude

The Russian Ministry of Defence has released information that a unit of Russian paratroopers have successfully performed a military freefall insertion into the Arctic region from an altitude of 10,000m (32,808 feet). Russian paratroopers equipped with oxygen masks, specially insulated suits, and a new type of special parachute system were in free fall for almost […]

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