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Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – MATBOCK MR Dry 6500

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

This is the latest variant of MATBOCK’s MR Dry pack system. Built in conjunction with Mystery Ranch, this massive 6500 cu in dry bag accepts the MR 6500 pack internally. As a Dry Bag, it incorporates an oral inflation tube and a 3/4 opening waterproof zipper which can be opened fully to expose the pack once on dry land.

The suspension is a Mystery Ranch NICE Frame to accommodate the increased weight of the contents of this larger pack.


ADS – Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Throughout the year, ADS Inc hosts mini, regional versions of their Warrior Expos on various military bases, with tailored offerings for that venue’s customer base. This time it’s Fort Bragg, which is near and dear to my heart, having been stationed there for eight of my 21 years of service.

Join us as we share some of the latest warfighting technologies, today and tomorrow, from the Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo.

Warrior West To Feature Free Training Classes

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed the Warrior Expos, but the thing they’ve been missing is hands on training which attendees can take back to their jobs. This year, in addition to showcasing the latest gear, Warrior West will kick it up a notch by introducing “Training Never Stops!”  This series features use of force and leadership training sessions by Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts along with medical continuing education by JTM Training Group. There is also a seminar on the transition to civilian life from the military, presented by The Honor Group.

Here is an example of the types of training being offered at Warrior West, April 19th & 20th, in San Diego, California.

Surviving Active Violence Events (SAVE)

With the increase in workplace violence, school shootings, and domestic terrorism across our nation,PFC created a course designed for participants to learn how to assess, react to, and survive rapidly unfolding active violence events.

To learn more about the various classes, check out the ADS Warrior Wednesday entry at adsinc.com/warrior-expo/warrior-expo-west-training

DRIFIRE- US Navy Coveralls

Friday, July 29th, 2016

During Warrior East, DRIFIRE showed me these FR utility coveralls in the NWU Type III pattern they developed for a US Navy customer.

RolaTube – 3.5m Handheld Squad VHF Antenna Mast

Friday, July 29th, 2016

One of the products I got a chance to check out at the recent Warrior East expo was RolaTube’s 3.5meter Squad Antenna. It doesn’t require guy wires and can be erected by one person. Even better, this dipole antenna is integrated into the mast so there’s no building an expedient antenna amd tossing int over a tree branch; just unroll the mast and it forms a strong, self-supporting tube. Considering the current interest in jungle operations, this is worth taking a look at for VHF comms (30-300Mhz).  I’d have killed for this when I was in.

This mast could also be used for other applications and in that case, a cap could be placed in the end in order to fortify the integrity of the tubular structure. The antenna weighs 3.1 lbs and is just 6″ X 6″ X 6″ in carrying configuration. Available in Black or MultiCam.


Bates Footwear – Terrax3 Hot Weather Composite Toe Boot

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Bates Footwear exhibited this AR 670-1 compliant boot at Warrior East. It is also Berry compliant, manufactured from flesh-out cattle hide and Cordura upper with a polyurethane cushion midsole with stabilizing fiberglass shank and direct attach Vibram Trident rubber outsole. It also features a composite toe (ASTM F2413-11 Rated).

Offered in M 7-12, 13, 14, 15 and EW 7-12, 13, 14.


ADS Inc / Phokus Research Group / Cardiac Science – AED and Bleeding Control Pack

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

At Warrior East, I found out that ADS Inc, Phokus Research Group and Cardiac Science have teamed up to offer an AED and Bleeding Control Pack solution for wall mount installation.  Not that many years ago, Automated External Defibrillators were only used by medical personnel and it was rare to find one outside of a medical facility.  Today, they are more sophisticated and found everywhere.  They are used to restart the heart after a sudden cardiac arrest which can strike those with a variety of conditions.

Unfortunately, mass casualty events such as mass shootings have become more common over the past few years so it seems obvious to combine a Cardiac Science AED with Phokus Research Group’s bleeding control packs.

In addition to the Cardiac Science AED, the box also contains a kit filled with Individual Bleeding Control Kits consisting of Quickclot dressing, Tourniquet, Z-fold sterile frog gauze, chest seals, medical frog tape, nitrile gloves and a rescue blanket. What’s more, the wall mounted boxes can be alarmed to alert medical and security personnel when they are used.

Available for agency and unit purchase through ADS Inc. 

Warrior East – BFG SAW Drum Pouch

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Blue Force Gear is constantly developing new products. This is a pouch for the 200 rd SAW Drum. It’s a simple, straight forward design but their material selections always takes their gear to the next level in both appearance and performance.

As you can see, the ULTRAcomp material extends over the top of the lid to makes SR buckle loop.

The rear incorporates BFG’s Helium Whisper attachment system.


High Gear Evolution ADAPTIV

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

During last week’s Warrior East, former SEAL and his assistants conducted a couple of combatives demonstrations while wearing Adaptiv suits from LBX Tactical.

This video featuring Dom and Tony Blauer will give you some background on the High Gear suits which are available through LBX Tactical. While High Gear suits protect the user, they are built in such a way to allow the wearer to feel hits unlike other suits on the market which cocoon the wearer and result in unrealistic training.

Warrior East – Knight’s Armament Corp LMG

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Knight’s showed the latest version of the 5.56mm Light Machine Gun. You may also notice a new suppressor. The LMG is starting to gain momentum, particularly overseas. Maybe, we’ll see a 7.62mm big brother in the future.