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Helikon-Tex joins as a Sponsor of Lights, Sights, Lasers US Tour

Khyber Interactive Associates, a world-class emergency response training, research, consulting company and developer of the annual Lights, Sights, Lasers US Tour, announced that Helikon-Tex® – a leading International innovator in tactical apparel and gear for law enforcement, security and military forces worldwide – has come aboard as a platinum sponsor of the 2016 Lights, Sights, Lasers tour.

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Created in 2012, The Annual Lights Sights Lasers U.S. Tour, is the dynamic, interactive and COST FREE training initiative aimed at educating law enforcement and military personnel across the country and challenging them to critically reflect on how they currently conduct training through a program that is grounded in principals of psychology and physiology. The Lights Sights Lasers U.S. Tour, uses hands-on demonstrations, original range drills, and interactive range exercises to teach the dynamics of close quarters, diminished light, reaction time enhancement and decision making skills under austere conditions.

Lights, Sights, Lasers director and lead trainer Wes Doss said, “I am elated to have Helikon-Tex on board as a sponsor as we move into the second half of the 4th year of the Lights Sights Lasers U.S. Tour.” Doss further states, “Several times throughout my career I have had opportunities to teach and train across Europe, these events have given me a first-hand education on the quality, fit and durability of Helikon-Tex products, this is a brand that truly represents function and quality” Doss further stated “I’m thrilled to have Helikon-Tex on the road as we train law enforcement and military across the country”.

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Grzegorz Mieszczak, Founder and CEO of Helikon-Tex®, stated “We are very pleased to have forged this cooperation with Wes and his team at Khyber Associates. Our clothing and gear is designed to deliver exactly the kind of tough performance that experienced professionals like Wes and his team demand, and it is an honor to support them in their work. We are also extremely proud and happy to join as a sponsor for the Lights, Sights, Lasers tour that brings valuable training to law enforcement officers at the sharp edge of serving and protecting our communities.”

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Friday Foto

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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

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Swift Response 2016

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

Exercise “Swift Response” 2016 – fact sheet

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Sub-Arctic Winter Bivouacking

We’re back! After being unable to post any new content since August becuase of bandwidth and other technical issues, we are at long last back up and running! And since ‘winter is coming…’ we thought there would be no better to celebrate our return than by sharing this 1955 US Army training film. Enjoy!

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Incidentally, we used a lot of this exact same “first rate US Army equipment” when I went through the Northern Warfare Training Center in 1985!

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