British and US Airborne Forces Strengthen Partnership

British paratroopers have recently jumped with British parachutes from a US Air Force aircraft for the first time, strengthening the ability of British and US airborne forces to operate together. Exercise Pegasus Eagle has seen a C-130J Hercules from USAF’s 37th Airlift Squadron fly into RAF Brize Norton from its base at Ramstein in Germany […]

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Friday Foto

U.S. Army paratroopers of the 187th Regimental Combat Team jump out of U.S. Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcars of the 403rd Troop Carrier Wing during a maneuver near Taegu, Korea, on 1 November 1952. Photo credit: US Department of Defence On 20 October 1950, the regiment made successful combat parachute assaults near the towns of […]

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Finland Prepared For The Worst: Battlefield 2020

“Battlefield (2020)” is an educational film created by The Finnish Defence Forces specifically for conscript training. The film is part of the combat training material provided in the beginner period and in the non-commissioned and reserve officer courses. In addition, the video is used in the training of reservists and staff. The purpose of the […]

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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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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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