Exercise Rafale Blanche
Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment provide suppressing fire with a C6 machine gun and C7 rifles during a simulated attack on the enemy stronghold as part of Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE in Saint-Sylvestre, Québec on February 5, 2014.
U.S. Navy photo: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair
Soldiers of Fernspählehrkompanie 200 (long range reconnaissance training company) visited Tennessee recently to practice their skills in military free-fall operations with full equipment.
The company belongs to the German Army’s special operations division and provides the division’s organic long range reconnaissance capabilities.
Click on the picture above to jump to the video – in German language.
Source: Bundeswehr News Service.
Exercise FALCON PREYDRIVE is under way near Celle in Germany. Participants include airborne troops from Germany, The United States and The Netherlands.
This exercise tests the operational readiness of 11 Infantry Battalion Grenadier Guards Regiment and Hunters. The exercise is supported by various units of the brigade and the OOCL.
Exercise GREEN MAELSTROM has seen 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) put through its paces and celebrate one of its heroes.
The training, on the arduous terrain of the Otterburn Ranges in Northumbria, focussed on building up the paratroopers’ skills in carrying out live fire section attacks, both by day and at night.
The McKay VC Competition was also held to test the unit’s wider military abilities. Troops in full battle rig take part in a 15km night navigation exercise including stands testing their signalling, medical and parachute packing skills; an assault course; and live fire section attacks.
Belgium’s SOC Pathfinders have posted a couple of nice videos on their Facebook page of some Air Insertion Training in Slovenia and Morocco.
An interesting detail I picked up on while watching the videos in High Definition mode was that some of the guys are clearly wearing clothing from UF PRO in addition to their standard issue “Pizzaflage” camo uniforms.
click on the photos to jump to the videos on their Facebook page.
And congratulations to the team at UF PRO!