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A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team at a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial had been shot by a gunman and there had been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld

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Jackal Stone 2014

Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Forces, Norwegian Marine Jaeger Kommando, Czech Republic Special Operations Forces and U.S. Special Operations Forces service members trained on 11-metre rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) during a training evolution as part of Exercise Jackal Stone 2014 in Den Helder, Netherlands, on Sept. 12, 2014.  Jackal Stone is an annual joint special operations exercise designed to enhance capabilities and interoperability amongst the participating special operations forces to build mutual respect while sharing doctrinal concepts, training concepts and various tactics, techniques and procedures.

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William S. Parker, US Navy.

Rangers Lead The Way: with OCP

In case you missed it on Friday – the Ranger Regiment has officially become the first US Army unit authorized to wear OCP uniforms in garrison State-side.  Below is a photo of Rangers wearing ACUs in OCP camo on the occasion of the Ranger Regiment’s 30th Anniversary parade on Friday of last week.

Rangers Lead The Way with OCP

US Army photo, Soldier Magazine:   photo by SFC Brehl Garza.

But wait there’s more!  Check out this interesting story on Soldier Systems Daily about how the Rangers were able to get enough sets of ACUs in time for the parade….

Friday Foto

Jackal Stone 2014

A Soldier lands during a joint airborne operation at Alzey Drop Zone, Alzey, Germany, Sept. 11, 2014.The training was part of Exercise Jackal Stone 14, a joint exercise to strengthen relationships between special operations forces from NATO and other European countries .

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Benjaman Pollhein

British Army rapid reaction force jumps into Poland

Paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade have been working alongside their Polish counterparts as they train together on a NATO exercise in Poland to practice capturing bridges.


Exercise Anakonda has seen A Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (A Coy, 3 PARA) work with the Polish 16th Airborne Battalion, 16 Battalion Powietrznodesantowy. The troops have planned and carried out missions side by side, to improve their understanding of the similarities and differences between them so that they are better prepared to operate together.

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