Women Veterans Day 2020

Women have served in, or in support of, the US military since the days of the Continental Army – sometimes masquerading as men in order to serve. On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act into law. This law enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of […]

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Announcing the Jungle Uniform from Platatac Australia

The Platatac Jungle Uniform takes old school inspiration and incorporates it with a modern, innovative and cutting-edge fabric to bring one of the lightest and most functional jungle/hot weather operations uniforms ever made. The Platatac Jungle Uniform is made from a lightweight, durable, quick-drying and breathable 100% rip-stop nylon fabric called “Apocalypse” that was developed […]

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Friday Foto

23.30hrs 5th June 1944 – The Final Embarkation: Four ‘stick’ commanders of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, British 6th Airborne Division, synchronising their watches in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle of 295 Squadron, No 38 Group, Royal Air Force, at about 23.30 on the 5th of June, just prior to take off from RAF Harwell, […]

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Friday Foto

28 May 1982, Goose Green, Falklands. Soldiers of 2 PARA prepare for battle. Photo credit: Airborne Assault – The Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces.   […]

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Royal Marines Storm Tanker In Return To Regular Duties

Royal Marines stormed a tanker off Plymouth as they sharpened their board and search skills – crucial in the wars against drug-running and terrorism. Marines from 42 Commando and 47 Commando (Raiding Group) headed into Plymouth Sound to practise maritime interdiction operations – the art of intercepting, boarding and securing vessels suspected of involvement in […]

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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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