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Rampart Range Day – S&S Precision

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

LAAW Clip

Despite being a 1960s era weapon system, the M72 LAAW remains a trusted and highly effective weapon for use against armored vehicles, buildings, and bunkers. S&S designed the LAAW Clip to securely carry a LAAW on the operator’s kit while allowing it to be rapidly accessed and deployed.

Flip Mod


New from S&S the Flip Mod is a development of their NAVBOARD allows easy access to a smartphone, compass, and an altimeter or small GPS during parachute operations.


www.sandsprecision.com

True Story

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

One evening At the dinner table, my son asked me, “Dad, what’s a leg?”

I looked at him, then at his mother, and then back at him and said, “That’s your mom’s side of the family.”

B17 Flying Fortress Skydive

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

This video from the Chicagoland Skydive Center is amazing. What an opportunity.

Thanks to my favorite Weather guy, Brett S!

Remember That Arc’teryx Kit The PJs In Alaska Bought?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Well, it’s been put to good use, in some of the most extreme environments in earth.

 

An Alaska Air National Guardsman from the 212th Rescue Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, watches the jumpmaster prior to jumping out of a C-17 Globemaster III flown by the 249th Airlift Squadron onto the U.S. Navy’s Ice Camp Sargo in the Arctic Circle in support of Ice Exercise 2016, March 15, 2016. The two squadrons worked together to airdrop 10 PJs, two Alaska National Guard Soldiers and a 9,500-pound arctic sustainment package to the camp. ICEX is a joint-force exercise which allows multiple military branches to assess readiness in the arctic, increase operation experience in the region, develop partnerships and collaborative efforts, and advance understanding of the arctic environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson/Released)

Just Hanging Around

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

  

Noncommissioned officers help Natick’s Aerial Delivery Directorate researchers test the RA-1 parachute’s harness for comfort and fit in cold conditions created in the Doriot Climactic Chambers. Brrrrrr!

A Little Motivation from Complete Parachute Solutions and Magul CORE

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

AIRBORNE!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

A great recruiting video from the early days of the VOLAR. Men running in boots and that awesome soundtrack.

Gidget – The Parachuting Dog

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Gidget, the 15 month old mongrel-mascot of 7th Aerial Port Squadron’s Combat Control Team, doesn’t lead a dog’s life. “She lives the life of a paratrooper. “Gidget, complete with serial number and a forthcoming rank, makes parachute jumps right along side Combat Controllers. “Wearing a miniature T-10 parachute with a 12 foot in diameter canopy made especially for her, the female pooch has a record of 12 jumps from a C-130 Hercules aircraft.


Back row: Paul Bisnett, Bobby Boone, Marty Ragland, Kenny Young, Moe Lattimore, and George McLean Front row: Gordin (George) Hamblin, James E. Proctor, Richmond D. “Smokey” Murray, Authur P. “Skip” Arnold , and Capt Noel L. Moore with Gidget

Source: www.sgtmacsbar.com/CCTPhotos/Gallery07/Japan/Japan

Milipol – Paraboot

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Talk about bringing back some memories.  I was walking through the halls at Milipol when I glanced at a booth full of boots.  One of the models reminded me of a pair of jump boots I owned when I was a lot younger.  You old heads will probably remember them.  Fully leather lined and padded with a thick sole.

  
This model is a little different than the original jump boot in that it has zippers and no ankle reinforcements.

  
When I flipped the boot over, it still had the same Parasaut sole but I am told this model is now for aircrew use.

  
www.paraboot.com

Juggernaut.Board MFF-T2

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

  
Juggernaut Defense and ADI Technologies assembled a team to develp the Navigation Board solution for CTTSO to assist HALO/HAHO jumpers. By bringing together several key trainers and HAHO jumpers from the SOF community, the best ideas from several decades of high altitude-high opening navigation were applied to the design.

   
The Juggernaut.Board™ MFF-T2 has several key features which enable jumpers to employ the NavBoard under canopy without interfering with the many types of containers and kit loadouts.

  
By applying the same hinged design as the Juggernaut.Case™ Armor.Mount, the NavBoard is able to be fully folded up or down for aircraft exit and landing. While under canopy the board can be angled into view, enabling the user to manipulate Jumpmaster apps within ATAK and APASS, utilize the red-LED backlit Oceanic Compass, and view the wrist-top GPS mounted to the board.

  
Also integrated into the board is a CR123 powered heater-element capable of sustaining operation of the device down to -50°C for 30 minutes and a stylus-garage/tether for operating apps on the device with thick cold-weather gloves on.

For additional information, visit shop.juggernautcase.com/JuggernautBoard-Military-Freefall-Toolkit-2-JGMTMFFT201