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
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
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!
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!
A soldier from 1LANCS firing a machine gun whilst training with the French Foreign Legion.
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