A soldier from the 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, sits behind an M2 heavy machine gun while conducting a chemical attack simulation during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, June 23, 2016.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathaniel Nichols.
Paratroopers of the Polish 6th Parachute Brigade jump into the Hohenfels training area in Germany during Exercise ‘Swift Response 16’.
Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016.
Polish Army photo by Cpl. Mariusz Bieniek
The Pacific Northwest Pack Series began as a project to fulfill a solicitation for a suite of packs for US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
Tactical Tailor’s designs for this request were built using input from actual SOF soldiers who took the packs to the field throughout the design process and brought back their impressions and recommendations for improvements. Tactical Tailor then refined and tweaked the pack designs until they were ‘signed-off’ as meeting the exacting standards of these elite soldiers.
The series includes 4 pack designs, ranging from a large rucksack designed to carry heavy sustainment loads for long range patrols or reconnaissance missions (the “Regiment Pack”), down to a smaller (2,592 cubic inch) Alpine style pack designed to carry mid-sized loads for reconnaissance or sniping missions (the “Tahoma Tote”).
For further info about each pack in the series, as well as associated accessories, please visit the Tactical Tailor website or retail store.
Looking like a scene from the movie “A Bridge Too Far”, a Polish Soldier reloads his machine-gun on a bridge in Torun, Poland during Exercise ‘Swift Response – 2016’.
The exercise is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world. The exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of the combat core of the U.S. Global Response Force – currently the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team – to conduct rapid-response, joint-forcible entry and follow-on operations alongside Allied high-readiness forces in Europe.
Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britian, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016.
U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston