In Part I the team conducted a clandestine HALO insertion into enemy territory. In Parts II and III we see their tactical procedures and the gear used when operating behind the lines, moving into a covert OP, conducting the assault and rescue, and then extracting to the EXFIL location.
PART 2: SETTING UP A COVERT OBSERVATION POST
PART 3: THE ASSAULT
In commemoration of the airborne forces who led the way in the invasion of Normandy seventy-one years ago, The Liberty Jump Team performed an airdrop of paratroops from a WWII-era C-47 aircraft at Amfreville.
Photos copyright John Bessems, via Liberty Jump Team
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