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DNrCA9hGreek paratroopers prepare for a water landing after jumping out the back of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during “Stolen Cerberus”, a two-week flying, training deployment designed to incorporate various training methods in order to maintain proficiency during deployed operations and increase interoperability with the Hellenic Air Force, Feb. 2 to 14. The mission provided the U.S. and Hellenic Air Forces a unique opportunity to learn how each service performs airlift operations, improving the joint capabilities of both nations.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur)

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Introducing the “Paladin” Rigger’s Belt from Grey Ghost Gear

Take a look at the Paladin from Grey Ghost Gear – it is an end-user driven  reinterpretation of the typical “rigger’s belt”, and different from any other belt out there. 

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With the Paladin you save 20% of the weight off a traditional rigger’s belt, retain your ability to “hook in” and are able to attach MOLLE/PALS gear directly to the belt through channels sewn into two layers of heavy duty milspec webbing. 

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UF PRO: 30% off selected PenCott™ and SloCam™ gear

Here’s your chance to get some cutting-edge UF PRO gear – at a significant savings.

For a limited time, UF PRO are offering a 30% discount on selected items of clothing in the PenCott™ and SloCam™ camouflage patterns.

P-40 Camou Pants - Combining extreme mobility and durability together with the superb camouflage properties of GreenZone™ and BadLands™.

Striker Combat Shirt – With air/pac® shoulder inserts, a unique Hybrid/Design and the option to include D3O® Trio Mid Elbow Protectors, the Striker Combat Shirt is guaranteed to perform in various environments and circumstances.

 

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BREAKING NEWS: US Palm becomes wholly-independent

Press Release:

Scottsdale, AZ – US PALM, the industry leader in AK47 accessories and soft armor solutions, is pleased to announce that founder Robert Anderson has purchased US PALM [US Primary Armament Logistical Manufacturing] from its holding company SGC Global Industries. Anderson founded US PALM in the spring of 2009 and has seen  successful growth each year since its creation. With flagship products such as the AK30 magazine and the Defender soft armor solutions, US PA…LM looks forward to long term continued growth under Anderson’s direction as President of US PALM, LLC.

With US PALM entering its 5th year of business, the transition away from SGC Global Industries comes during a growth cycle for each company. “The timing was right on both sides to execute the breakaway,” Anderson stated, “PALM will benefit from more individualized attention and a more focused organizational structure. My goal with PALM has always been to fill the gaps that exist in the industry with quality gear and I look forward to returning to US  PALM’s roots”

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US Marines new Amphibious Combat Vehicle

From Breaking Defense, April 2, 2014
- written by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
- additional imagery inserted by Strike-Hold!
 

The Marines are about to move out sharply with their once-stalled Amphibious Combat Vehicle, the smallest service’s biggest program. After years of uncertainty and a last-minute change of course that came too late to make it into the administration’s budget request for 2015, the Marines will soon announce their new strategy for something they’re calling an ACV. It will be much more modest than the revolutionary Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle the Corps once envisioned…

What the USMC won't be getting - the Advanced Amphibious Combat Vehicle; aka., the Expeditionary Combat Vehicle.

What the USMC won’t be getting – the Advanced Amphibious Combat Vehicle; aka., the Expeditionary Combat Vehicle(source: Wikipedia)

“We are doing well with the ACV,” Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos said at the Atlantic Council Tuesday afternoon. “We are about to go public with the way forward on it. It’s affordable, ladies and gentlemen, it’s doable, and we can have our cake and eat it too here. So we’re pretty excited about it.”

Amos was short on details at the event and slipped into the elevator a step ahead of pursuing journalists afterwards. But his staff referred me to Manny Pacheco, spokesman for the Marine Corps’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Land Systems.

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