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A Latvian soldier takes cover during exercise Saber Junction 15 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 23, 2015. Saber Junction 15 prepares NATO and partner nation forces for offensive, defensive, and stability operations and promotes interoperability among participants. Saber Junction 15 has more than 4,700 participants from 17 countries, to include: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the U.S.

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger

The Professional’s Insight Part 2: Setting Up A Covert OP

UF PRO give us a glimpse behind the curtains as they follow an elite team of soldiers deployed behind enemy lines performing a hostage rescue operation.

In this second part of their video trilogy, the viewer will discover some of the tactical procedures and the gear used when operating in enemy territory.

UF PRO Part 2

Shoei bring back the FG42 Type I

Well, let’s face it, you’ll probably never get your hands on a real one – and even the real-steel semi-auto-only replicas are quite expensive and hard to come by too…

So its a good thing that Shoei are going to do another production run of their fully-functioning (but non-firing) museum-quality FG42 Type 1 replica gun.


At the current time they are taking pre-orders / reservations for the next production run, and the number produced will be determined by the number of pre-orders / reservations they get.

I was the very proud and happy owner of one of these about 12 years ago, when I used to be involved in WWII Fallschirmjaeger re-enactment, and I can vouch for the exceptional quality and historical / collectable value of these.  In fact, Shoei even feature a photo of me in my Italian front FJ impression on their website.  :-)


Visit the Shoei website for further details.

Friday Foto

CJOAX night

Nearly one thousand paratroopers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and the British 16 Air Assault Brigade descended onto Holland Drop zone during CJOAX 2015 – the largest combined exercise of its kind held on Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years.

Photo by Capt. Joe Bush, 82nd Airborne DIVARTY

BE-X FronTier One Riggers Belt

Our friends at BE-X have released their new, 100% Made-in-Germany, Riggers Belt under their FronTier One line.

The belts feature genuine AustriAlpin Cobra buckles and surpass many of the relevant European standards.

Check em out…


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