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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. [caption id="attachment_7384" align="aligncenter" width="1578"] Three CV-22 Osprey...

UF PRO’s Guide to Tactical Tracking: Part I Tracks Tell A Story

Dive into how the ancient technique of tracking can be applied to contemporary tactical operation. Follow former Dutch Royal Marine Boris Vos and his team of tactical trackers as they hunt down suspects on the run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=7XsrHVdTy7Q&feature=emb_title

Russian paratroopers perform Arctic freefall from 10,000m altitude

The Russian Ministry of Defence has released information that a unit of Russian paratroopers have successfully performed a military freefall insertion into the Arctic region from an altitude of 10,000m (32,808 feet). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gM2D081FW7E&feature=emb_logo Russian paratroopers equipped with oxygen masks, specially insulated suits, and a new type of special parachute system...

Operation Eagle Claw 40th Anniversary

Today marks the 4oth Anniversary of the disastrous attempt to rescue the American hostages who had been held captive in Iran ever since the storming and occupation of the US Embassy in Tehran several months earlier. [caption id="attachment_7363" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image / S&S Precision[/caption]   Those of us that are...

On This Day In History: The handshake that sealed the division of Europe

Today is the 75th anniversary of the iconic US-Soviet link-up on the Elbe River in 1945. The Elbe River had been agreed upon at the Yalta Conference held February 4–11, 1945 as the dividing line between the westward advance of Soviet forces, and the eastward advance of US and British...

ANZAC Day 2020

[caption id="attachment_7355" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image: Rod Emmerson, 2020. Source: thecoast.net.nz[/caption]   The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (abbreviated as ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the British Army's Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. It was formed in Egypt in December 1914, and operated most famously during the bloody...

Vickers Tactical CZ BREN 2 Overview

With the news earlier this week that the Czech Army signed a contract to purchase up to 16,000 Bren 2 Assault Rifles as part of major modernization and upgrade program, it is especially pertinent to share this video from Larry Vickers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b29_er-4pCM  

Friday Foto

Members of French Air Force Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air, Parachute Air Commando n° 30 (CPA 30) operating in the Sahel (Mali). Originally formed in 1956 during the Algerian conflict, the unit was disbanded in 1961, and then reformed in 1999 in its modern role. As the Security and Intervention Forces Air...

Canadian Army Finalizing New Camouflage Pattern

When the Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization (SOCEM) initiative delivers its first pieces of kit in the coming years, they will come in a new version of the Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT). The new camouflage pattern and colour scheme is under review by the Army commander and will likely...

UF PRO Professional Skills Video Series: Tactical Tracking

UF PRO, a maker of advanced tactical clothing for military and law-enforcement units in Europe and beyond, will debut the first installment of a free, five-part video series on 27 April teaching the latest tactical tracking techniques. The video series—titled “Pro’s Guide to Tactical Tracking”—follows former Dutch Royal Marine Boris...