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These pine cones shoot back! The latest intake of recruits for The Netherlands Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers) have been busy practicing and conducting various field exercises as part of their training cycle. Photo credit: Mariniers Opleidingscentrum, Koninklijke Marine […]

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Students from Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course (RSLC) Class 04-21 execute a Field Training Exercise (FTX). Teams conduct student planned and executed reconnaissance and surveillance operations to collect and report priority intelligence requirements in support of their commanders reconnaissance guidance while being evaluated by RSLC cadre. Photo credit: US Army, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course […]

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US Army Soldiers Conduct Live Fire With New ENVG-B

Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, recently conducted a platoon live fire using the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B) provides the U.S. Army’s close combat forces with the capability to observe and maneuver in all weather […]

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Women making history.  Finland’s Utti Jaeger Regiment has begun to recruit women, who completed their basic military service, for special operations forces reserve positions. Reservists play an important role in complementing the performance of the Finnish SOF units composed of professional soldiers, and the training and selection of personnel for the SOF reserves is one […]

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Washington Army National Guard Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 161 Infantry Regiment “Dark Rifles”, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conduct squad live-fire and tactical movement training, on March 4, 2021, at Yakima Training Center, Washington. Photo credit: Washington National Guard. […]

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UF PRO Blog: Pace-to-Pace Tracking Exercise

Getting into tactical tracking is challenging to do on your own. So, in the latest UF PRO Blog post, tracking instructor Boris Vos shares the pace-to-pace tracking exercise to help get you started. The pace-to-pace tracking exercise is all about sensitizing your brain to recognize the minute changes in the environment that indicate a person […]

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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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Latvian Soldiers Conduct Target Practice on Skis

One of my favorite winter Olympic sport is biathlon – the combination of cross-country skiing and target shooting. Like several other Olympic sports, biathlon had its origins in martial sports – synchronized swimming isn’t one of them however. It won’t come as any surprise of course that some European Armies still practice the art of […]

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