Friday Fotos

On 09/01, after identifying a terrorist rally in the Boulikessi region, 11th Airborne Brigade paratroopers of the Barkhane Force Commando Group guided an air strike, taking out several terrorists. The next day, a second terrorist gathering was identified in the same area: a ground assault backed by a reconnaissance and attack helicopter neutralized several dozens […]

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Friday Foto

The lights were all strung in the yard with such care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… —— (An AH-64 Apache helicopter from the US 1-101st Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts night live fire. Photo credit: British Legion Troop, Capt. Samuel Davies / US European Command) […]

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Friday Foto

The GCP (Groupement des Commandos Parachutistes – Commando Parachute Group) are the elite operational pathfinders units within the 11th Parachute Brigade of the French Army. In this photo from Exercise Baccarat in September 2020, a forward observation and reconnaissance team rappels from an NH90 helicopter in the Alps near Grenoble at an altitude of more […]

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C-130 Hercules Celebrates Its 66th Birthday

On August 23, 1954 the YC-130 Hercules made its maiden flight in California from the Lockheed Martin plant in Burbank to Edwards Air Force Base. The C-130 is still in production today, making it the longest running military aircraft production line in history.   The need for the C-130 came from Air Force’s Tactical Air […]

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Happy National Airborne Day!

President George W. Bush created National Airborne Day in 2002. It was created to honor all current U.S. Airborne Forces, and to commemorate the first parachute jump of 48 volunteer members of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon on August 16, 1940.  After months of restriction due to Covid-19, U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 2nd […]

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