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Blue Force Gear Sponsors Annual USASOC Urban Assaulter Challenge – Unveils Long Awaited MARCO Marking Stick Dispenser

POOLER, Ga., Sept. 20, 2017 – Blue Force Gear®, the designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest weapon slings and tactical equipment, will sponsor the United States Army Special Operations Command’s (USASOC) 2nd Annual Urban Assaulter Challenge slated for Monday, September 25, through Friday, September 29, at Fort Bragg, N.C. USASOC hosts this event so teams can put their training to the test and see who is the ultimate winner.

As a Top Level Sponsor, Blue Force Gear will be showcasing its new product lineup, including the newest product, MARCO™, designed to provide a more efficient, effective and compact way to carry marking lights for room clearing. Director of Product Development Stephen Hilliard will be in attendance at the on-range vendor display located on Range 37 to demonstrate products and answer questions.

With the MARCO marking stick dispenser, Blue Force Gear has revolutionized room clearing in tactical operations. Users can save critical preparation time during pre-mission tasks by not having to unwrap, tape, and bundle marking sticks. The dispenser design makes it simple for users – simply open the foil package with the pre-loaded dispenser, insert the MARCO dispenser inside of the belt or MOLLE pouch and proceed with the mission. The design provides a very low profile and prevents the accidental activation of a marking stick, which can cause unwanted light.

“We’re always proud to participate in events where we can work alongside the members of Special Operations Forces, one of our primary customer groups, and engage them on feedback about our products” said Stephen Hilliard, Director of Product Development for Blue Force Gear. “Our goal is to provide the armed forces with the best possible equipment to help fulfill their missions. We take their feedback seriously and we’re proud to support those vying for the title of “Best Assaulter” during the Urban Assaulter Challenge.”

About USASOC Urban Assaulter Challenge:
The USASOC Urban Assaulter Challenge places twelve, four-man teams against each other in a series of ten combat-oriented events that challenge their skill level, training methods and overall knowledge unique to the Special Operations Assaulter.



4 Responses to “Blue Force Gear Sponsors Annual USASOC Urban Assaulter Challenge – Unveils Long Awaited MARCO Marking Stick Dispenser”

  1. Steve says:

    I think someone has confused the terms ‘revolutionized’ and ‘evolutionary’.

    • Stephen says:

      Nah, I’m happy with my word choice.

      past tense: revolutionized; past participle: revolutionized
      change (something) radically or fundamentally.

      “this fabulous new theory will revolutionize the whole of science”
      synonyms: transform, alter dramatically, shake up, turn upside down, restructure, reorganize, transmute, metamorphose; humoroustransmogrify
      “aerial photography revolutionized archaeology”

      • Steve says:

        Congrats, you’re obviously very proud of your chemlite magazine, which merely simplifies a long-practiced technique. I suppose you consider food cans with pull tab tops ‘revolutionary’ as well.