On This Day In History: The Los Banos Prison Raid

“Shortly after sunrise on Feb. 23, 1945, elements of the U.S. 11th Airborne Division along with Filipino resistance fighters struck the Japanese prisoner of war camp at Los Baños, Luzon, 40 miles south of Manila and deep in enemy-held territory. It was a daring air, sea and land operation to liberate 2,146 civilian internees — […]

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Marine Raiders Moving from West Coast to East Coast

Marine Corps “Raiders” will be saying goodbye to California as the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command has officially announced that its entire elite special operations force will be consolidated on the East Coast. Roughly 900 Marines, sailors and civilian employees with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion will be […]

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UF PRO now in the USA!

Slovenian tactical clothing supremo-brand UF PRO has taken a major step forward in its evolution and has just successfully launched a U.S. webstore! From now on, customers in the US can get all of the cool stuff from UF PRO without the hassle. That means; all prices in US $ no added customs duties or […]

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U.S. Air Force Uses Russian Mi-24 Hind Gunships in Training

The 55th RQS Phase Training Program is a constantly developing program that focuses on the squadron’s readiness to deploy to an austere and contested location and conduct military operations. The fourth iteration of this Phase Training Program was held Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 19-21, 2019. What made this iteration particularly noteworthy was that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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