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Individual Training Course students with Marine Special Operations School at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C. participate in the field training exercise Raider Spirit. Raider Spirit is an eight-day culminating event for the first phase of ITC training, where students run light infantry scenarios as a field team. Throughout the exercise, student teams face many challenges as a result of an operationally restrictive scenario and numerous long distance foot movements with little sleep.

(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Lee)

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Snow Patrol…


The forest gnomes from “Straszydło Combatientes Desperados” tried out several different flavors of snow camo recently.  From left to right: PenCott-SnowDrift, Finnish M/05 snow version, MARPAT-SNOW, and PenCott-SnowDrift (jacket).

Photo copyright:  Straszydło Combatientes Desperados 2014.

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A Slovakian Army explosive ordinance disposal team leader provides security outside of a cleaning area July 7, 2012, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

Photo by CZE-A WO Frantisek STEIN

11 November – an auspicious day…

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And for our Polish friends:

Polish Independence Day

Friday Foto


SSgt. Noe Sanchez and SSgt Juan Quintanaluna, instructors with the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, negotiate tough terrain during a foreign training exchange with instructors from the Chilean military’s mountain warfare school, Rio Blanco, Chile. The Marines were joined by soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group during the training, which provided the group with experience in high altitude alpine combat operations.

U.S. Army photo by SSgt Eric Pardo, 143rd Infantry

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