On This Day In History: The Munich Massacre of 1972

At 4:30 a.m. local time on the 5th of September 1972 eight tracksuit-clad members of  the ‘Black September’ Palestinian terrorist group – carrying duffel bags loaded with AKM assault rifles, Tokarev pistols, and grenades – scaled a two-meter chain-link fence leading into the Munich Olympic Village and took 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage. […]

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The DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Once only talked about behind closed doors with industry insiders, DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge is now getting real, and going (somewhat) public! In just a few weeks, from August 15-22, 2019, eleven teams in the Systems track will gather at a formerly operational mine in Pittsburgh and watch as their machines attempt to remotely map, identify, […]

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U.S. Special Operations hosts Baltic resistance wargame

EINSIEDLERHOF, Germany—Special Operations leaders, national defense officials and civil representatives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the United States participated in the U.S. Special Operation Command Europe-hosted 2019 Resistance Tabletop Exercise (TTX) held from June 3-5, 2019 at U.S. Air Force Europe’s Warrior Preparation Center. The exercise tested U.S. and Allied strategic and operational level decision […]

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Special Forces Soldiers train with Polish and Latvian allies in West Virginia

West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently completed the first irregular and unconventional warfare training iteration for members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces and Latvian Zemmessardze as a part of the Ridge Runner program in West Virginia. Ridge Runner is a WVARNG […]

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US Army Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform Now Available

Beginning this month the new Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform in OCP camo pattern will be available at Army clothing stores in Hawaii and at Fort Benning. By February 2020, the uniforms will be available in all Army clothing stores. The catchily-abbreviated IHWCU will be an optional purchase item for soldiers who want to wear a […]

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Kitanica RAIDER Pants Now In Wolf Grey With Super Fabric

Made from robust 6.5 oz. 50/50 nylon/cotton Ripstop fabric, Kitanica’s RAIDER Pants are also now equipped with Super Fabric® knee reinforcement patches that accept the Kitanica XRD® Poron impact reactive foam padding system. The RAIDER Pant is cut for a comfortable fit that facilitates high mobility cut, and features a total of 13 pockets. One […]

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Friday Fotos

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 29, 2019) – Members of Naval Special Warfare Group 2 conducts military dive operations of the East Coast of the United States. U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous training cycle to improve and further specialize skills needed during deployments across the globe. SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Forces […]

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Portuguese Navy Upgrades G3s With Spuhr Package

The Portuguese Army may have decided to ditch its 7.62x51mm G3s in favor of the 5.56x45mm SCAR-L, but the Portuguese Navy on the other has decided to save some money by simply modernizing its G3s instead of replacing them. Based on the upgrade kit that Spur developed for the Swedish Army’s G3s, the Portuguese Navy […]

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U.S. Army’s Expert Soldier Badge

In conjunction with the U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge on Friday, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Soldier combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the Expert Infantry Badge and Expert […]

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