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Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division stand in formation during the All American Week 2015 Airborne Review at Sicily Drop Zone, May 21, 2015.

All American Week is an opportunity for 82nd Abn. Div. Paratroopers, past and present, and their Families to come together and enjoy the camaraderie and celebrate being members of the All American Division.

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez

Eric Marks Appointed Naval SOF and Lone Soldier Liaison Manager at Agilite

Agilite has announced the appointment of Eric Marks as Naval SOF Sales Manager and Lone Soldier Liaison at Agilite.

Marks previously served for five years as an operator in one of The Israel Defense Forces’ most elite Special Forces Units.  Marks took part in countless missions during his time with the Israeli Navy and will use his background and experience in his new position.

Having grown up in North Carolina, USA, Marks is a dual US/Israeli citizen and was classified as a “Lone Soldier,” the IDF’s term for troops who were raised overseas and serve without family members in the country.

One of very few American citizens to ever serve in such an elite Israeli unit, he will serve as liaison to current Lone Soldiers serving all over the IDF and address the equipment needs of them and their units.

“It’s an honor to join the team at Agilite, after using their gear for years I’m proud to represent it and to contribute to its development. I am particularly excited to work with the Lone Soldier community whom I have been a part of for several years.”

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Agilite Systems is Israel’s premier designer and manufacturer of tactical and rescue equipment and apparel.  It supplies top-tier Special Forces around the world as well as Military, Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue Organizations worldwide.

See Agilite’s full range of combat proven gear at www.agilitegear.com

Friday Foto

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March 6, 2015

In sweltering heat, a detachment of French soldiers make progress during a search-and-destroy mission looking for weapons caches in the north of Mali.

The French forces of Operation Barkhane, deployed to support the security forces of the states of the Sahel and the United Nations Mission In Mali, continue to track down the terrorists and armed groups responsible for the destabilization of the Sahelo-Saharan strip.

 Photo credit: Staff of the Armed Forces / ECPAD

PenCott™ camouflage available on 70D ripstop nylon

Mil-Spec grade and Berry-compliant, 70D ripstop nylon fabric with DWR finish and PU-backing is now available in PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage from MMI Textiles.

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This 70D ripstop nylon fabric is perfect for tent flies, hammocks, bashas, groundsheets, rucksack covers, and any other application that requires a light-weight, waterproof, and exceptionally well-camouflaged solution.  In fact, bashas and rucksack covers made from GreenZone 70D ripstop nylon fabric are currently available from 0241 Tactical and M-Threat Industries.

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To purchase fabric, and to see the whole range of PenCott camouflage fabrics now available (including unfinished 500D Cordura nylon – perfect for lamination projects) visit MMI Textiles PenCott camouflage web page.

Begadi and Schwaben Arms enter into exclusive worldwide license agreement

Begadi GmbH (“BEGADI”) and Schwaben Arms GmbH (“SAR”) in Rottweil/Germany have entered into a mutual agreement for a worldwide exclusive license to make SAR rifles available for the global airsoft market. This extraordinary license agreement covers the rights to produce airsoft replicas of all current, as well as future SAR models, in all their variants.

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Over the course of a close and long-term cooperation between the two companies, BEGADI and SAR will work hand-in-hand, to bring as many of the SAR models as possible to market as high-quality airsoft replicas – and all with the aim of providing an excellent price / performance ratio for the end-customer.

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SAR is a well-known German company from the famous “Schwarzwald” in Baden Württemberg, and has a long tradition of manufacturing high-quality firearms for use by sport shooters, hunters and security services.  The firearms of Schwaben Arms are known to shooters and collectors around the world and have an excellent reputation for precision, dedication and service.

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