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The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces Wish You A Very Merry Christmas

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin sent NATO a rather unusual New Year’s card in 2013.

(h/t Atomic Samba)

SSD Saturday Night At The Movies Presents Classix: Die Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr 

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Thulsa Doom turned me on to this cool Cold War-era (1968), German documentary, entitied “Classix: Die Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr zeigt ihr Können während der Übung „schneller Pfeil“ which showcases their aerial delivery and Close Air Support capabilities during exercise Fast Arrow. Watching an F104 deliver CAS is priceless.

2016 Asymmetric Warfare Group Recruiting Video

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

This is the latest recruiting video for the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

Forward Air Controllers: Eyes Of The Attack

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

This is a cool documentary on the Viet Nam War-era FACs.

Ever Considered Joint Communcations Unit?

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Communicators might want to consider an assignment with JCU on this anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw. It was one of many units that were created based in lessons learned during that mission.

Are You Tough Enough For JTF 2?

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Although Canada’s Department of National Defence won’t say much about the secretive JTF 2, they do admit that it exists. I mean, they do have to recruit after all.

JTF 2 Assaulter Sniper

Created on April 1, 1993, when the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) accepted responsibility for federal counter-terrorism operations from the RCMP, JTF 2 is admittedly at “highest readiness and most precise combat unit in the country.” Consequently, they are looking for fit candidates to undertake their selection course. They provide this handy guide to potential applicants so that they know the minimum level of fitness they are looking for. Are you tough enough?

JTF2 Pre-Selection Physical Fitness Evaluation

Diplomatic Security Training

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

This video by the Foreign Policy Association depicts Diplomatic Security Service training. For those unfamiliar, DSS is the part of the Department of State, charged with protecting our Diplomats.

Thanks Wren!

Identify The Kit

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Identify the gear used on this McKinley summit team from the U.S. Army’s NWTC.