Friday Foto

Soldiers of the Finnish Jääkäriprikaati – Jaeger Brigade conduct a tactical cross-country march – on bicycles. The Jaeger Brigade is the northernmost force of the Finnish Defense Forces, specializing in Arctic training and air defense. Photo credit: Finnish Defense Forces, 2020 […]

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Friday Foto

Airborne’s been practicing safe social distancing since before it was cool…. Sky Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade make their way to an aircraft in preparation for airborne operations. When they jump the Jumpmasters will maintain a one-second interval between jumpers, jumpers will maintain a sharp lookout during descent to avoid fellow jumpers, will slip right […]

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The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion

In honor of National Airborne Day yesterday, and to give credit where it’s due to these other pioneers and unsung heroes… The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was nicknamed “Triple Nickles” because of its numerical designation and because 17 of its original 24 “colored test platoon” were from the 92nd Infantry (“Buffalo Soldiers”) Division of the […]

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