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U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa move forward into a blocking position for Portuguese forces at Campo Militar de Santa Margarida, Portugal, July 1, 2016. The Portuguese military invited distinguished visitors from various countries for a demonstration from Portuguese and American forces to conclude Exercise Orion 16. Photo by Staff Sgt. […]

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Royal Marine Commandos Raid Lithuanian Coast

The UK Royal Marines’ recent Baltic deployment reached a dramatic climax with commando training raids along Lithuania’s coast and on a radar station inland. 45 Commando have been deployed since the start of May at the heart of the Littoral Response Group (North), a newly-formed task group designed to position commando forces closer to where […]

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Members of the Romanian Special Forces boards a vessel during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) evolution as a part of Trojan Footprint 21 off the coast of Mangalia, Romania on May 7th, 2021. Trojan Footprint 21 is Special Operations Command Europe’s annual exercise to demonstrate proficiencies, assess the readiness and lethality of our […]

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MARSOF Full Spectrum: Marine Raiders

Marine Raiders conducted operations during RAVEN unit readiness / certification exercises alongside Marines from across the Fleet Marine Force as well as U.S. Army Special Forces in Nashville, Tenn., Apr. 24-June 1, 2021. RAVEN is a training exercise held to evaluate all aspects of a Marine Special Operations Company prior to a Marine Forces Special […]

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Direct Action’s 2021 Catalog Has Dropped

For the past 5 years or so Direct Action has been showing the world that gear designed in Poland can keep up with the best of the West. Their system-oriented design approach, combined with a real understanding of the dynamics and ergonomics of the intersection of operator and equipment, they’re innovations in advanced materials, and […]

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200 British Paratroopers from 2 PARA and the Pathfinders, recently deployed into Qasr Al Hallabat, spearheading as the Lead Assault Force in Joint Theatre Entry Global Response Force. The paras jumped into a desert drop zone in Jordan, which was described as, ‘the biggest jump into this region since the 1956 Suez crisis’ – according […]

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5-6 June 1944: The Night of Nights

After preparing their equipment, conducting rehearsals, and receiving their final briefings, the men of the Allied Airborne Forces boarded their transport aircraft and gliders in England to begin a one-way trip to the province of Normandy, France – and a legendary rendezvous with destiny.   They were the tip of the spear for the greatest […]

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U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators, assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, prepare to conduct a simulated medevac mission on March 2, 2020, near Constanta, Romania, using the 352 SOW’s CV-22B Osprey. The training event was part of a larger special operations air-land integrations (SOALI) exercise with Romanian and Polish SOF. The exercise marked […]

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