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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

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

Russian airborne forces get new combat gear for Arctic mission

In a related story, the Russian MoD reports that their paratroopers will be getting equipped with a new outfit is to ensure they can operate comfortably in the Far North and transpolar regions at air temperatures of -50 degrees Celsius.

Paratroopers of the Airborne Forces formation in Ivanovo (Central Russia) will get new combat garments for the Far North and transpolar missions, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the VDV Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Meshkov said on Tuesday.


According to him, the paratroopers’ combat garment comprises several elements in which soldiers can take dynamic actions and also remain motionless for a long time in the cold. “Paratroopers in this garment will be able to wait out strong winds with sleet not suffering health damage even staying motionless. The uniform is designed for quick change and putting on of any of the garment element depending on the conditions,” the spokesman said.

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