Leapfest 2019

Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition. Conducted by the Rhode Island Army National Guard, the purpose of Leapfest is to promote international camaraderie and Esprit de Corps among Airborne Soldiers, while also showcasing the capabilities of the Rhode Island National Guard. Paratroopers are specially selected, trained, and highly […]

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Friday Foto

Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Commando Regiment conducted counter-terrorism training in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart in May 2019. The training was part of the Mars series of exercises used by the 2nd Commando Regiment’s online hostage recovery/counter-terrorism company to build capacity in its role as Tactical Assault Group—East (TAG–E). TAG–E is the Australian Defence Force’s […]

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NATO and Partner SOF in Black Sea Region for Trojan Footprint 19

Approximately 1,400 special operations and armed forces from 10 nations deployed across host nations Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania June 10-21 for U.S. Special Operations Command Europe’s exercise Trojan Footprint 19. Trojan Footprint is an annual SOCEUR-led exercise that brings together U.S., Allied and partner special operations forces across Europe. SOF and the armed forces of […]

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USAF PJs Save Injured Fishermen 1,300 Miles from Shore

On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force organized a long-distance rescue for two Mexican fishermen who were severely injured in an accident aboard a tuna boat some 1300 miles southwest of San Diego. Pararescue team parachutes into the Pacific to provide treatment for two injured fishermen, 2014. (Image credit: USAF) At […]

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Friday Foto

Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West members fast-rope from a 176th Wing, 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard UH-60G Pave Hawk at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2019, during a joint service training exercise. The MSRT West members maintain a ready alert force to support Coast Guard operational commanders and Department of […]

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Old Time Design Company Airborne Forces Beret

Great news for anyone looking to top off their WWII-era British and Commonwealth Airborne Forces uniform. The Old Time Design Company in Nottingham, UK has just announced their new, authentic, reproduction Airborne Forces Beret. Old Time Design Company worked closely with THE Hatters of the British Army, Compton Webb, to make this faithful reproduction – no […]

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Brewing Good Coffee In The Field

Napoleon once said that an Army marches on its stomach – meaning that food is an essential weapon of war. These days it seems that getting good coffee has become just as important as good food and plenty of ammo.  However, despite the happy soldier depicted in the famous WWII poster image, most of the […]

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Saturday Snapshot

A famous photograph of Officers and Enlisted Men with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division “guarding” the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain-top residence, “The Eagle’s Nest”, near the town of Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria. The capture of the Eagle’s Nest was considered a high-prestige objective for American troops at the end of the war, […]

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