Saturday Snapshot

The Swiss Army Reconnaissance Detachment 10 (German: Armee-Aufklärungsdetachement 10, French: Détachement de reconnaissance de l’armée 10, Italian: Distaccamento d’esplorazione dell’esercito 10) is not photographed very often, so it was especially noteworthy when this photo popped up in my Facebook feed this morning (hat tip to: explorateur.ch/photographie). What’s also noteworthy about this photo is that it […]

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Airsoft Takes To The Skies

Check out the latest issue of Airsoft Action magazine for a very interesting story of how an aircraft restoration and demonstration organization called “OV-10 Squadron” in California are taking the air in airsoft to new heights – quite literally! Pick up a copy of the magazine at your favorite shop, or check it out online […]

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Friday Foto

Estonian Air Commandos with the U.S. Air Force’s 352d Special Operations Wing returned to Tallin, Estonia to conduct a multitude of air operations with other U.S. and Estonian Special Operations Forces, out of a CV-22 Osprey. U.S. and Estonian partners spent the week focused on three mission objectives that could be applied to any part […]

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Ranger Military Intelligence Battalion Becomes Permanent

Fort Benning, Georgia — Effective immediately, the Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment is now a permanent part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. The RMIB’s mission is to recruit, train, develop, and employ highly trained and specialized Rangers to conduct full spectrum intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, and electronic warfare operations in order to enhance […]

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On This Day In History: The Green Beret Becomes Official For U.S. Army Special Forces

On 12 Oct. 1961 Brigadier General William P. Yarborough, Commander Special Warfare Center, Ft. Bragg N.C. met President John F. Kennedy during JFK’s visit to Fort Bragg. Two historically significant results came from this meeting – JFK promised increased funding to develop the Special Forces into a strategic unit within the US Army, and he […]

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Friday Foto

Helicopter Insertion Master task performance during Patrol Pathfinder 2018 Final Exercise at BFC Valcartier, Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre. Copyright: Canadian Department of National Defence, 2018. […]

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USSOCOM Coxswain Helmet System Contract Awarded for Ops-Core® FAST SF Carbon Composite Helmet

Gentex Corporation announced today that its new Ops-Core® FAST SF Carbon Composite Helmet System has been chosen by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to fulfill the contract for its Coxswain Helmet System program. As part of the Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS), this five-year Indefinite […]

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Friday Fotos: Crossing the Waal River Market-Garden 75

Last week, as part of the 75th Anniversary commemorations of Operation Market-Garden, paratroopers of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division took part in a reenactment of the famous daylight combat crossing of the Waal River that enabled to final capture of the bridge at Nijmegen, Holland in September 1944. The day’s events were capped off […]

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