The Invasion of Crete – 80th Anniversay

80 years ago, on May 20, 1941, the skies above the Mediterranean island of Crete became filled with the planes and parachute canopies of the Luftwaffe as Fallschirmjäger of the 7th Flieger Division of the 7th Flieger Division dropped from their Ju-52 transport planes – often right on top of the Allied defences. As a […]

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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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French Paratroopers moving towards their assembly area while 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division descends on the drop zone during Swift Response 16. The ‘All American’ Division will join forces with Soldiers from more than 30 Allied and Partner Nations during Swift Response 21 – an international exercise that will enhance interoperability through teamwork […]

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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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US Army paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conduct a winter dismounted patrol at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 27, 2021. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force, Alejandro Peña […]

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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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Sky Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment perform Airborne Operations from Ramstein Air Base to Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area as part of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE), Jan. 20, 2021. EDRE is a U.S. Department of Defense directed, strategic deployment designed to test the Army’s ability to rapidly […]

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On 09/01, after identifying a terrorist rally in the Boulikessi region, 11th Airborne Brigade paratroopers of the Barkhane Force Commando Group guided an air strike, taking out several terrorists. The next day, a second terrorist gathering was identified in the same area: a ground assault backed by a reconnaissance and attack helicopter neutralized several dozens […]

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