Green Berets for German Marines?

The German Navy Sea Battalion (German: Seebataillon) is a land formation of the Bundesmarine, formed on 1 April 2014 and consisting of approximately 1,100 sailors structured into four companies, plus support elements. Each company, led by a lieutenant commander (Korvettenkapitän, OF-3), is specialized in specific field of force protection. The specific specialist companies are – […]

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U.S. Army Paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, provide security after exiting from a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter, during Air Assault training as part of exercise Eagle Sokol at Pocek Range in Slovenia, Mar. 25, 2019. Exercise Eagle Sokol is a bilateral training exercise with the Slovenian […]

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A Portuguese paratrooper poses for a photo demonstrating their new modular load carriage and armor protection system, the M18 camouflage uniform (‘multifleck’) introduced last year, and an FN SCAR-L assault rifle. The FN SCAR was adopted by the Portuguese Army last year as well. Members of Portugal’s Special Operations Forces however appear to opted for […]

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82nd Airborne Paratroopers Test New Handheld Leader Radios

Airborne Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, recently completed almost two weeks of field testing the Army’s newest leader radio (LR) communications systems.   The Handheld, Manpack and Small (HMS) Form Fit/Tactical Radio variants are two-channel handhelds, used at the company and platoon levels by squad and team […]

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Royal Marines of 45 Marine Commando are in the Norwegian Arctic being put through their paces in one of the world’s most extreme environments on Winter Deployment 21. The Cold Weather Warfare Course has three phases – survival, mobility and warfare. This creates a well-rounded winter warrior, enabling the commandos to operate effectively in this […]

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