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UF PRO: Professionals’ Insight – Part II and III

With this video series from UF PRO, we’ve been following an elite team of soldiers deployed behind enemy lines performing a hostage rescue operation…

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 II



Part III

Friday Fotos






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.

Formed in 2006, The Liberty Jump Team is comprised of active duty & retired ABN as well as families of Vets and those seeking to keep the flame alive.

Photos copyright John Bessems, via Liberty Jump Team

Friday Foto


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

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

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

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