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wwjs
02-06-2012, 01:19 AM
Dziękuję bardzo There, I fixed it

LongShot
02-06-2012, 01:45 AM
Im not SOF, but I do wear a plate carrier professionally and running magazines "up side down" serves a purpose. Besides access when p r o n e, it eliminates the need for a sub load or at least reduces the size of one. contrary to what some people on this forum seem to think, piling 24 magazines, an admin pouch, grenade pouches, pistol mag pouches, slurpee machine, two GPS pouches, cell phone pouch (with Magpul laden Iphone) and a ****ing chainsaw on your chest makes access to anything not easy to say the least.

some of you should try it on your Jansport backpack and see how easy it is to reach your inhaler.

Ravage
02-06-2012, 02:48 AM
There, I fixed itNo one asked you to.

kayaker
02-06-2012, 06:33 AM
Mounting mag or grenade pouches upside down when they are towards the rear of the cummerbund is useful because that way you can still access the contents fairly easily, even when p r o n e (as mentioned in the post above). This practice is becoming more common these days because a lot of guys have been opting for lower profile front vest setups.

The Holster he has is a Safariland 6377/6378 (if not a similar model) mounted on a Safariland 1.5" UBL belt loop with a QLS fork/plate.

http://www.holsterops.com/Safariland-QLS-19-22

http://www.copquest.com/23-2400.htm
(3rd one down)

Cheers....! I can see how the system lowers the holster now. Interesting setup, no more strap chaving on the thighs I presume. Is it Safari's answer to BHI SERPA disconnect system?

Dominique
02-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Im not SOF, but I do wear a plate carrier professionally and running magazines "up side down" serves a purpose. Besides access when p r o n e, it eliminates the need for a sub load or at least reduces the size of one. contrary to what some people on this forum seem to think, piling 24 magazines, an admin pouch, grenade pouches, pistol mag pouches, slurpee machine, two GPS pouches, cell phone pouch (with Magpul laden Iphone) and a ****ing chainsaw on your chest makes access to anything not easy to say the least.

some of you should try it on your Jansport backpack and see how easy it is to reach your inhaler.

What really used to suck was when we had a pouch for a radio on the upper left portion of the back of vests, it was in a spot that with all of our gear on, we couldn't reach it ourselves, and had to have someone else do it for us, which could be a royal pain in the a$$. I remember asking the guy who designed our uniforms to change the vest design a couple of times (he wouldn't) so we ended up paying to have it done ourselves.

HadesssLoakoon
02-06-2012, 05:56 PM
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1613/cccpj.jpg


A member of coalition special operations forces speaks with a village elder during a patrol with Afghan Local Police in Baron China Village, Shah Joy district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31. The ALP is a defensive, community-oriented force that brings security and stability to rural areas of Afghanistan and maintains stability in the region

dhruvp
02-06-2012, 06:46 PM
The vid from which these were taken was signed as these are SFers. But who knowes.

Do you have a link to the video?

wwjs
02-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Do you have a link to the video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PAKj0E_TDI

Archangel3285
02-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Its been "Around" not long after Molle came on the scene and is pretty common, the same for FFD/shell dressing pouches. Its been done on non modular vest for sometime prior. Minimizes side and front profile whilst still being able to be employed. Some incl our issue pouches are designed so they can be mounted either way securely.

If it works for the operator so be it.

Maybe. I hadnt notice it becoming prevelant until '09. Id agree, if it works for him then whatever. But I advise against it when it comes to my joes for a couple of reasons.


Thats why he has bungee retention cords on the upside down mag shingles.

That little bungie is not securing it, simply retaining it.

wwjs
02-06-2012, 10:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JL14zM5xXY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Arctic1
02-06-2012, 10:16 PM
That little bungie is not securing it, simply retaining it.

Well, I've used those kinds of shingles a lot, and the bungees sure do seem to secure the mag pretty darn well......if the bungee was for retention it would be mounted horizontally across the body of the pouch, not vertically across the opening.

LongShot
02-07-2012, 03:40 AM
What really used to suck was when we had a pouch for a radio on the upper left portion of the back of vests, it was in a spot that with all of our gear on, we couldn't reach it ourselves, and had to have someone else do it for us, which could be a royal pain in the a$$. I remember asking the guy who designed our uniforms to change the vest design a couple of times (he wouldn't) so we ended up paying to have it done ourselves.

Same position and problem with my Moto...either a team mate has to do the channel change for you, or you do like I did and move it to the belt. Uncomfortable in vehicles but worth it.

BMF
02-07-2012, 08:19 AM
We used to put a couple 5.56 magazines on our backs just like that in OIF as a way for your battle to grab a mag in the middle of things.

HadesssLoakoon
02-23-2012, 01:41 PM
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4688/50606980.jpg


An Afghan Uniformed policeman is assisted from an ISAF helicopter after being recovered from the snow-covered village of Cabalaq Feb. 22. Nine Afghan Uniformed policemen and two Afghan women were rescued by U.S.Special Operations Forces after becoming stranded by severe snowstorms

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/9017/17937539.jpg


U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel board an ISAF helicopter during a personnel recovery mission in the remote village of Cabalaq, Feb. 22. Nine Afghan Uniformed policemen and two Afghan women were rescued by USSOF after becoming stranded by severe snowstorms

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2600/51547009.jpg


U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel wade into the snow-covered village of Cabalaq during a personnel recovery mission Feb. 22. Nine Afghan Uniformed policemen and two Afghan women were rescued by USSOF after becoming stranded by severe snowstorms

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/1892/82053988.jpg


Two U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel watch an ISAF helicopter take off during a personnel recovery mission in the remote village of Cabalaq Feb. 22. Nine Afghan Uniformed policemen and two Afghan women were rescued by USSOF after becoming stranded by severe snowstorms

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5733/87851858.jpg


U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel step off of an ISAF helicopter after completing a personnel recovery mission in the remote village of Cabalaq Feb. 22. Nine Afghan Uniformed policemen and two Afghan women were rescued by USSOF after becoming stranded by severe snowstorms

Ravage
02-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Any chances for HiRes of those?

HadesssLoakoon
02-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Hi-res1 (http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6287/16293838.jpg)
Hi-res2
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4226/72610848.jpg)Hi-res3
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8162/65544148.jpg)Hi-res4
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8237/25903973.jpg)Hi-res5 (http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4688/50606980.jpg)

Ravage
02-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Thank You kind sir =]

HR24
02-23-2012, 04:53 PM
Guess work on my part, but maybe AF PJ's?

KyuDai
02-24-2012, 07:29 AM
The description at DVIDS says "(Official Marine Corps photo/Released)". With the mix of coyote stuff i would say these guys are MARSOC!?

NPFF
02-24-2012, 07:37 AM
Just a quick noob question. Has the Marine Recon been disbanded and if yes, what replaced it? What is the Marine SF unit?

Bob134
02-24-2012, 08:54 AM
@NPFF
MarSOC and the Force Recon Marines exist parallel.

MarSOC guys are part of the USSOCOM and Force Recon Marines not,

After MarSOC was founded, the Force Recon Platoons were abloshied for a short time but after 1 or 2 years the Force Recon Marines were again positioned.



they are listed on the MarSOC Page from DVIDS so they are pretty sure MarSOC

Ravage
02-24-2012, 11:25 AM
http://youtu.be/WsOsz3YuilI

madmike
02-25-2012, 11:48 AM
Hi-res1 (http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6287/16293838.jpg)
Hi-res2
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4226/72610848.jpg)Hi-res3
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8162/65544148.jpg)Hi-res4
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8237/25903973.jpg)Hi-res5 (http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4688/50606980.jpg)
Looks like one of links is broken.



http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2600/51547009.jpg


Any chance for hi-res of this one?

Bob134
02-25-2012, 12:07 PM
http://www.abload.de/thumb/53003406jjt.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/53003406jjt.jpg)

madmike
02-25-2012, 12:27 PM
Thanks a lot Bob134

hitmonjules
02-25-2012, 03:27 PM
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7771/odasoldieroef2001.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/odasoldieroef2001.jpg/)

greenface96
02-25-2012, 09:42 PM
So I'm guessing that was MSOB then?

santana
02-28-2012, 08:17 PM
Deleted
Sorry wrong thread!!!

BrianT
02-28-2012, 09:53 PM
So I'm guessing that was MSOB then?
What makes you guess that?

Bob134
02-29-2012, 05:54 AM
that was a MSOB
there exsist three of them.

greenface96
02-29-2012, 08:13 AM
What makes you guess that?There was a little thing the USMC did with UFC a while back and the fighters shot with MARSOC.

He219
02-29-2012, 12:06 PM
http://i39.*******.com/20kub5w.jpg
HEres (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6941459585_28513f5474_o.jpg)

Coalition special operations forces members cover their faces to avoid flying debris as they wait to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25. The commando-led mission conducted reconnaissance for a future Village Stability Platform, a site Afghan forces and coalition SOF will use to live and work with villagers.
http://i43.*******.com/24l4q5z.jpg

Coalition special operations forces members sprint to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25. The commando-led mission conducted reconnaissance for a future Village Stability Platform, a site Afghan forces and coalition SOF will use to live and work with villagers.
http://i39.*******.com/9tlm5i.jpg

Afghan National Army Commandos sprint to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25. The commando-led mission conducted reconnaissance for a future Village Stability Platform, a site Afghan forces and coalition special operations forces will use to live and work with villagers.
http://i41.*******.com/dhfgx1.jpg
http://i39.*******.com/vfv7za.jpg
HEres (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6794861302_0e1337e7db_o.jpg)

A Coalition Special Operations Forces servicemember ducks under a departing UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25. The Commando-led mission conducted reconnaissance for a future Village Stability Platform, a site Afghan forces and coalition SOF will use to live and work with villagers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clay Weis / Released)

greenface96
02-29-2012, 02:49 PM
MARSOC anyone?

Arnie100
02-29-2012, 02:59 PM
MARSOC anyone?They have their own thread.http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?146249-MARSOC-Marine-Special-Operations-Command&highlight=MARSOC

greenface96
02-29-2012, 03:15 PM
no what I'm saying is the pics HE219 posted looks like Marsoc.

Arnie100
02-29-2012, 03:17 PM
no what I'm saying is the pics HE219 posted looks like Marsoc.Ah, okay...

He219
02-29-2012, 04:10 PM
no what I'm saying is the pics HE219 posted looks like Marsoc.
Actually they don't. Otherwise I would have posted them in the MARSOC thread.

http://i40.*******.com/2w3swee.jpg

An Afghan National Army commando dismounts a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25. The commando-led mission conducted reconnaissance for a future Village Stability Platform, a site Afghan forces and coalition special operations forces will use to live and work with villagers.

JTP709
02-29-2012, 04:55 PM
Wouldn't MARSOC pics be appropriate for the United States SOF thread, considering SOF is the umbrella term for all US SOCOM units including MARSOC? Just curious, great pics by the way.

He219
02-29-2012, 05:24 PM
Wouldn't MARSOC pics be appropriate for the United States SOF thread, considering SOF is the umbrella term for all US SOCOM units including MARSOC? Just curious, great pics by the way.

True, but MARSOC and SEALs got their very own thread.
;)

madmike
03-03-2012, 06:17 AM
Actually they don't. Otherwise I would have posted them in the MARSOC thread. OK, so any idea who are they?

Ravage
03-03-2012, 09:08 AM
Army Long Tabbers maybe?

Bob134
03-03-2012, 03:31 PM
the guys on h219 fotos are Green Beretts (army SF)

kimujnr
03-03-2012, 03:40 PM
I apologize for derailing the thread a bit but JTP709 brought up an interesting point I'm sure has come up in the past. The vast majority of pics posted here are of SF(Green Berets) while SEALs, Rangers, PJ's, MARSOC, the OMFG(insert)guys etc. all have their own dedicated threads, why is this thread named USSOF instead of United States Special Forces? Just curious.

Bob134
03-04-2012, 07:24 AM
maybe because it is not everytime clear if they are AFSOC, MarSOC or SEALs etc!
The captions say "U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel" (like at the pics of the MarSOC Marines here: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/530034/ussof-isaf-rescue-snow-stranded-afghan-police#.T1NeUfVPoyQ ) and not everytime "MarSOC Marines" or "Army Special Forces".

Last year I have got pictures from a MarSOC Marine from his deployment. And if I would not have known that he is a Marine I would say that they are SEALs or Army SF (Multicam etc.)

MikeSierra151
03-04-2012, 01:43 PM
I have asked the same question. Why doesn't SF have their own thread?

He219
03-06-2012, 02:17 PM
http://i41.*******.com/2drw5tv.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6955630887_0f170c2d01_o.jpg)

Special Forces Soldiers assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, based out of Eglin Air Base, Fla., prepare their equipment before participating in a training event in support of Exercise Fused Response 2012 at Camp Stephenson, Guyana, outside of the capital city of Georgetown. Fused Response exercise is aimed at improving the interoperability and capacity of participating forces to confront common threats, such as organized crime and illicit trafficking. Special Operations Command South is serving as the executive agent for this exercise. As the Special Operations component for U.S. Southern Command, SOCSOUTH plans and executes all special operations activities across the Caribbean, Central and South America. Department of Defense Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs.

vor033
03-06-2012, 02:19 PM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/24056b9b.jpg


Coalition special operations forces prepare to board CH-47 Chinook helicopters as part of a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27. Special operations forces personnel work with 9th Kandak commandos to protect local communities and eradicate insurgent activity in the region.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/973d178e.jpg


A coalition special operations forces member drives his all-terrain vehicle past Afghan commandos with the 9th Kandak during a two-day presence patrol in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/be194963.jpg


Coalition special operationsforces members provide security from their all-terrain vehicles during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/d0275fda.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/08aa0fee.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/d086c863.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/155f83d1.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/096f629c.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/3aad06f3.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United States Spec Ops/f39ff621.jpg


A coalition special operations forces member watches a CH-47 Chinook helicopter depart after delivering members of U.S. special operations forces and Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak to Sar-e Takht village, Farah province for a two-day presence patrol, Feb. 27.

Bob134
03-06-2012, 02:34 PM
These guys are 99,99% MarSOC Marines
Here are the HQs:
http://www.abload.de/thumb/535723emjqd.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535723emjqd.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535783dkkv2.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535783dkkv2.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535737phki0.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535737phki0.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/5357608rko2.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/5357608rko2.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535765odjmy.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535765odjmy.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535771jlk8c.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535771jlk8c.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535773fcjwi.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535773fcjwi.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/53577753jyz.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/53577753jyz.jpg)

Royal
03-06-2012, 02:45 PM
http://i41.*******.com/2drw5tv.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6955630887_0f170c2d01_o.jpg)

What's with the lack of cam cream on ears, necks etc?

I'd have rifted a week two recruit for that...

greenface96
03-06-2012, 03:24 PM
These guys are 99,99% MarSOC Marines
Here are the HQs:
http://www.abload.de/thumb/535723emjqd.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535723emjqd.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535783dkkv2.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535783dkkv2.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535737phki0.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535737phki0.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/5357608rko2.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/5357608rko2.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535765odjmy.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535765odjmy.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535771jlk8c.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535771jlk8c.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/535773fcjwi.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/535773fcjwi.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/53577753jyz.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/53577753jyz.jpg)what makes you think they are MSOB?

Ravage
03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
These guys are 99,99% MarSOC MarinesDude, with all due respect, everytime this thread has new SOF pix, you cry MARSOC...

Bob134
03-06-2012, 03:30 PM
There MICHs have 3 Holes or NVG Mounts with 3 Holes
Crye cammies in Woodland
Some Coyote Pouches mixed with the issued SFLCS Pouches that are Khaki

The pictures where made by Cpl. Kyle McNally who did the (confirmed) MarSOC pictures posted on page 302...

@Ravage
I "cry" MarSOC because these marines deserve a lot of appreciation

greenface96
03-06-2012, 03:32 PM
whoops wrong person. Sorry ravage.

nikocujo
03-06-2012, 04:02 PM
These guys are 99,99% MarSOC Marines
Here are the HQs:
http://www.abload.de/thumb/5357608rko2.jpg (http://h11.abload.de/img/5357608rko2.jpg)

EOD Patch. My money is Navy EOD, not MARSOC. Who these guys are doesn't matter. So enjoy the pictures and chill.

Ravage
03-06-2012, 04:20 PM
@RavageI "cry" MarSOC because these marines deserve a lot of appreciationNo question there, but do you think they expect that people will say 'ouh look there, it's MARSOC, there so coool! not like the SEALs, there soo pase'

Dave76
03-06-2012, 04:35 PM
EOD Patch. My money is Navy EOD, not MARSOC. Who these guys are doesn't matter. So enjoy the pictures and chill.
FYI: EOD personnel is organic to MARSOC and each MSOC usually deploys with at least 2 EOD technicans.

Ravage
03-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Could be attached Navy EOD guys?

santana
03-06-2012, 06:05 PM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/d086c863.jpg

Coalition special operations forces members provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan commandos from the 9th Kandak in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Feb. 27.




Sorry to ask If I am not wrong the rifle that this Special Operator is using is a FN SCAR???

He219
03-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Sorry to ask If I am not wrong the rifle that this Special Operator is using is a FN SCAR???
Yes, SCAR-H specifically.

The pic below has a couple of SCARs being used by the Greeen Berets ..

http://i41.*******.com/2drw5tv.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6955630887_0f170c2d01_o.jpg)

Special Forces Soldiers assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, based out of Eglin Air Base, Fla., prepare their equipment before participating in a training event in support of Exercise Fused Response 2012 at Camp Stephenson, Guyana, outside of the capital city of Georgetown. Fused Response exercise is aimed at improving the interoperability and capacity of participating forces to confront common threats, such as organized crime and illicit trafficking. Special Operations Command South is serving as the executive agent for this exercise. As the Special Operations component for U.S. Southern Command, SOCSOUTH plans and executes all special operations activities across the Caribbean, Central and South America. Department of Defense Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs.

santana
03-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Yes, SCAR-H specifically.

The pic below has a couple of SCARs being used by the Greeen Berets ..

So the SCAR is now the standar rifle for Special Forces???

comoford
03-06-2012, 07:46 PM
So the SCAR is now the standar rifle for Special Forces???

Only the SCAR-H (7.62mm) is standard.

M4A1 and SCAR-H is the SOCOM standard.

BrianT
03-06-2012, 07:50 PM
So the SCAR is now the standar rifle for Special Forces???
Not standard, but a good bit of SOCOM has it in their inventory. It looks like SF is trying to gear up back to rucks and no body armor.

There MICHs have 3 Holes or NVG Mounts with 3 Holes
Crye cammies in Woodland
Some Coyote Pouches mixed with the issued SFLCS Pouches that are Khaki

The pictures where made by Cpl. Kyle McNally who did the (confirmed) MarSOC pictures posted on page 302...

@Ravage
I "cry" MarSOC because these marines deserve a lot of appreciation
I'll actually agree with this assessment. That plus the mk48. I've never seen SF play around with that weapon system.

vor033
03-06-2012, 09:18 PM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/07abf241.jpg


A U.S. Army Special Forces member exits a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/d6562e8c.jpg


A U.S. Army Special Forces member rests on a C-130J Super Hercules while waiting to land at their destination during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/9a916ddd.jpg


U.S. Army Special Forces rest on a C-130J Super Hercules while waiting to land at their destination during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/e3cfe905.jpg


A U.S. Army Special Forces member jumps out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/08fbd587.jpg


U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Helton, 1st Combat Camera broadcaster, documents U.S. Army Special Forces jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/7f8cd247.jpg


U.S. Army Special Forces members prepare to jump out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/cd180b97.jpg


U.S. Army Special Forces members prepare to jump out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

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U.S. Army Special Forces talks to a U.S. Air Force load master in preparation of jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012

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A U.S. Army Special Forces member gears up prior to jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

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A U.S. Army Special Forces member gears up prior to jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012.

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A U.S. Army Special Forces member gears up prior to jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Emerald Warrior 2012, Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2012

santana
03-06-2012, 09:55 PM
Only the SCAR-H (7.62mm) is standard.

M4A1 and SCAR-H is the SOCOM standard.

Does the SOCOM have consider the Remington ACR??? becuase in the "Tactical Operator" Magazine an article witten last year by Phil Butler makes a comparison between the SCAR and the ACR and they concluded that the Remington ACR performs better than the FN SCAR.

Bob134
03-07-2012, 03:00 AM
there exist a few pictures shwoing marsoc marines with SCARs.
And like my fore-poster said. The one EOD Guy is probably a Navy (or USMC) EOD who is attached to a MSOT (like the Corpsmen)

deejko
03-07-2012, 03:30 AM
http://h9.abload.de/img/seal3cgl6.png
http://images-kitup.military.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/SCAR-with-SEAL-in-Afghanist.jpg
http://kitup.military.com/wp-content/gallery/scar-pics-in-the-combat-zone/scar-seal-1.jpg,


Navy Seal teams, are using the H-version for quite some time.

ChewyChunx
03-07-2012, 02:32 PM
There MICHs have 3 Holes or NVG Mounts with 3 Holes
Crye cammies in Woodland
Some Coyote Pouches mixed with the issued SFLCS Pouches that are Khaki

The pictures where made by Cpl. Kyle McNally who did the (confirmed) MarSOC pictures posted on page 302...

@Ravage
I "cry" MarSOC because these marines deserve a lot of appreciation

Not sure if it's relevant, but I saw a peq-16 on one of their 249s.

Dankster
03-07-2012, 05:14 PM
http://i41.*******.com/2drw5tv.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6955630887_0f170c2d01_o.jpg)

Nice to see the SCAR in use, haven't seen very many pictures of them lately. I don't mean to devolve this thread into geardo questions, but those sniper rifles are M110s, right?

tango44
03-07-2012, 05:27 PM
http://h9.abload.de/img/seal3cgl6.png



Is that a Glock 26????

BrianT
03-07-2012, 07:06 PM
Nice to see the SCAR in use, haven't seen very many pictures of them lately. I don't mean to devolve this thread into geardo questions, but those sniper rifles are M110s, right?
SR-25s...the most apparent difference is the muzzle break

matfar
03-08-2012, 06:06 AM
And despite what the caption says, most of this guys (if not ALL) on this one pic are not SF, but CCT from 23rd STS.

razorback 7.62x51
03-08-2012, 11:40 AM
TROY ind. should make this guy a SCAR Nav Stock haha that tape is not going to cut it.
http://kitup.military.com/wp-content/gallery/scar-pics-in-the-combat-zone/scar-seal-1.jpg,


Navy Seal teams, are using the H-version for quite some time.[/QUOTE]

KBar666
03-08-2012, 02:59 PM
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure when they decided to adopt the SCAR-H(MK17) they also put in for a kit to convert it to 5.56. Effectively getting both guns in one.

razorback 7.62x51
03-08-2012, 04:15 PM
I dont see why they would not.

Dankster
03-08-2012, 05:44 PM
SR-25s...the most apparent difference is the muzzle break

Huh, that's interesting. I remember a document from SOCOM that stated that the Mk11 would be phased out around now...thanks for the answer

@Kbar666, yes, you are correct.

vor033
03-09-2012, 06:48 PM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/f232d41b.jpg


A U.S. Air Force CV-22 osprey prepares for landing during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012.

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A U.S. Air Force CV-22 osprey picks up U.S. Army special forces during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012.

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A U.S. Army special forces team escorts a simulated enemy prisoner during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012.

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A U.S. Army special forces member provides cover during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012.

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A door is breached by a U.S. Army special forces team during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012.

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A U.S. Army special forces member runs for cover during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/df96102b.jpg


A U.S. Air Force CV-22 osprey prepares for landing during Emerald Warrior, Apalachicola, Fla., March 7, 2012

santana
03-09-2012, 08:52 PM
thanks VOR amazing pictures!!!!!!!

vinny_121_ND
03-09-2012, 10:04 PM
A U.S. Airman with an Air Force Special Operations Weather Team gives a thumbs-up to a crew member aboard an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter March 7, 2012, near Hurlburt Field, Fla. The Airmen jumped out of the helicopter into the Gulf of Mexico during a training scenario as part of Emerald Warrior 2012. Emerald Warrior is an annual two-week joint/combined tactical exercise sponsored by U.S. Special Operations Command designed to leverage lessons learned from operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Lancaster, U.S. Air Force/Released)

From todays.

niquorice
03-12-2012, 02:05 PM
Found these pictures on greygroup of Ret. SGM John Mcphee (who is offering aerial marksmanship courses) to add to the one Ravage posted on 298.
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I don't remember the page but this picture looks very similar to one in the DF book which shows two snipers.

santana
03-12-2012, 03:06 PM
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A coalition special operations forces combat controller coordinates close air support during a fire fight in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 7


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A coalition special operations forces service member fires a 60mm mortar during a fire fight in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 7.


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A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lands to medically evacuate an Afghan National Army commando injured by insurgent small arms fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 7.


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A coalition special operations forces service member defends his position from insurgent small arms fire during a fire fight in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 7.


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A coalition special operations forces service member adjusts the fuse of a 60mm mortar during a fire fight in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 7.

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Members of the 5th Afghan National Army Commando Kandak, advised by coalition Special Forces advisers, make their way up creek bank in Ghormach district, March 8. The commandos performed clearance operations in the village in order to disrupt insurgents and to answer any questions the populace had about the Afghan Local Police program

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A commando from 3rd Company, 5th Afghan National Army Commando Kandak, and a coalition special operations forces advisers, inspect unexploded ordnance discovered Ghormach district, March 8. The commandos gathered the UXO and safely destroyed it, preventing its use in improvised explosive devices and eliminating the possibility of it harming the local population accidentally. The commandos performed clearance operations in the village in order to disrupt insurgents and to answer any questions the populace had about the Afghan Local Police program.

He219
03-13-2012, 10:13 AM
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A member of the U.S. military's Special Forces smokes a cigar while holding a Mk 47 Mod 0 as his unit leaves for a mission at Forward Operating Base Joyce in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan March 13, 2012.

greenface96
03-13-2012, 02:38 PM
lol level of badass exceeded..

BMF
03-13-2012, 03:02 PM
Mk 47 Striker, not a Mk 46...but hell yea to rockin' a cigar while in PCC/PCIs. it's the little things that count, dammit...and to me, a cigar is vital.

Ravage
03-13-2012, 03:05 PM
http://townleystreet.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/capt-price.jpgHell yeah!

BrianT
03-13-2012, 04:27 PM
Huh, that's interesting. I remember a document from SOCOM that stated that the Mk11 would be phased out around now...thanks for the answer

@Kbar666, yes, you are correct.
I'm not sure about the document, but I know most of the snipers preferred SR-25s awhile back because: 1. M110s we're having reliability problems such as accelerated wear on disconnects/trigger mechanisms eventually leading to double-shots and such. 2. M110 was a Big Army weapon and KAC did things like loc-tite the trigger pull weight adjustment, which Crane didn't do on the SR-25s.

We actually received such an excessive amount of M110s that they issued them to line platoons for non-snipers to carry if they so wished. They could have phased SR-25s as soon as we received the M110s, at least on the Army side. I wouldn't be surprised if the 75th does get rid of it's SR-25s though. With budgets going down, a lot of the fancy Crane weapons are going to be traded in for their big Army equivalents ie no Mk46s, Mk48s and such. Not sure what SF will do, they don't spend as much money on ammo for training in their budget for example leaving perhaps more for fancy gats.

greenface96
03-13-2012, 06:47 PM
fn call of duty bs :p

He219
03-14-2012, 12:38 PM
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4859/541371.jpg
Hires (http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4859/541371.jpg)

A member of a U.S. Army helicopter crew observes the horizon as they prepare to land on a helipad at Camp Stephenson, Guyana, 25 miles outside of Georgetown, March 8, during a training event in support of Exercise Fused Response 2012.
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Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6835645596_d1d4f49d27_o.jpg)
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Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/6981771591_7fa9559313_o.jpg)

U.S. special operations forces look on as a helicopter prepares to land. As part of a 10-day military exercise dubbed "Fused Response 2012" in Guyana, members of the Guyana Defense Forces and Special Operations Command South are training in a number of different core tasks. The exercise is aimed at improving the interoperability and capacity of the participating forces to confront common threats, such as organized crime and illicit trafficking.
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Hires (http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/508/541367.jpg)

Through the use of a night vision device, a member of the 7th Special Forces Group scans his sector while Guyana Defense Force soldiers exit a helicopter during a nighttime training exercise while participating in Exercise Fused Response 2012, in the town of Maukuria, outside of Georgetown., March 8. The 10-day exercise, which began March 1, involves approximately 300 U.S. military personnel and 200 Guyana Defense Forces working together in order to enhance their collective ability to face common threats while strengthening their overall working relationship.
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Hires (http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8545/541365.jpg)

Through the use of a night vision device, a Guyana Defense Force soldier and a U.S. special operations force soldier stand guard together during a training event while participating in Exercise Fused Response 2012 in the town of Maukuria, outside of Georgetown, March 8. Exercise Fused Response 2012 is a Guyana-U.S. military exchange, which involves approximately 500 military personnel working together in order to improve their collective ability to combat regional threats such as illicit trafficking while enhancing their strong working relationship.

thanamestolga
03-14-2012, 06:13 PM
Mk 47 Striker, not a Mk 46...but hell yea to rockin' a cigar while in PCC/PCIs. it's the little things that count, dammit...and to me, a cigar is vital.

Yeah the little things like ammo, which he doesn't appear to have. A few countries military pictures have looked like photoshoots meant to look like exercises/operations. At the risk of being attacked by an angry group on this thread, could this be the case in the picture?

deathil93
03-14-2012, 06:16 PM
Yeah the little things like ammo, which he doesn't appear to have. A few countries military pictures have looked like photoshoots meant to look like exercises/operations. At the risk of being attacked by an angry group on this thread, could this be the case in the picture?
Perheps it's some new kind of stealth/plasma cloak bullets that are designed for maximum effectiveness?

Chase18D
03-14-2012, 11:44 PM
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175264
This is my first post so I thought I would at least put a picture or two.

Ngati Tumatauenga
03-15-2012, 12:41 AM
Yeah the little things like ammo, which he doesn't appear to have. A few countries military pictures have looked like photoshoots meant to look like exercises/operations. At the risk of being attacked by an angry group on this thread, could this be the case in the picture?

If he's inside an FOB, and he appears to be, then the SOP's will most likely be that support weapons arent loaded till they reach the main gate.

Sloppy Joe2
03-15-2012, 12:55 AM
Yeah the little things like ammo, which he doesn't appear to have. A few countries military pictures have looked like photoshoots meant to look like exercises/operations. At the risk of being attacked by an angry group on this thread, could this be the case in the picture? I'll bite. One photo doesn't show the whole picture. While I kept my ammo and equipment on my vest and LBR, many others employed MOLLE belts for extra necessities or as it suited them.

Even so, all you need to go on patrol is seven magazines; and from what I see he is set.

beppe_goodoldrebel
03-15-2012, 07:26 AM
This is my first post so I thought I would at least put a picture or two.

Thanx for sharing! Nice pics!

thanamestolga
03-15-2012, 04:54 PM
If he's inside an FOB, and he appears to be, then the SOP's will most likely be that support weapons arent loaded till they reach the main gate.

Oh, fair enough. Guess I was just taught differently, thanks for pointing it out :P (you as well Sloppy Joe)

He219
03-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Nice pix, Chase18D. Thanks for sharing..

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HEres (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6840889762_f41a12e79c_o.jpg)

Afghan Local Police and coalition Special Operations Forces members conduct a foot patrol in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, March 11. ALP and coalition SOF conduct foot patrols to maintain the district’s security and engage the local populace. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen / Released)
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HEres (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6987011309_8038858491_o.jpg)

Members of coalition Special Operations Forces speak with a village elder while on a foot patrol in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, March 11. ALP and Coalition SOF use foot patrols as an opportunity to speak directly with locals and assess the need for humanitarian and civil assistance projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen / Released)
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HEres (http://i44.*******.com/xp31vs.jpg)

Members of coalition Special Operations Forces speak with a village elder while on a foot patrol in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, March 11. ALP and coalition SOF use foot patrols as an opportunity to speak directly with locals and assess the need for humanitarian and civil assistance projects.

kitschi
03-16-2012, 03:46 PM
nice pictures ;-)

Nice pix, Chase18D. Thanks for sharing..


http://i44.*******.com/xp31vs.jpg
HEres (http://i44.*******.com/xp31vs.jpg)


i have one question, what are those red 40mm cartridges???

graf zahl
03-17-2012, 03:52 AM
[QUOTE=He219;6084162]

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HEres (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6987011309_8038858491_o.jpg)
/QUOTE]

Crye AIRFRAME Helmet on the right... not seen very often on photos

greenface96
03-20-2012, 12:34 PM
nice pictures ;-)



i have one question, what are those red 40mm cartridges???Red smoke I think.

He219
03-21-2012, 01:48 PM
red smoke XM675
red ground marker M713
red parachute M662

http://i39.*******.com/2hehgle.jpg
Hires (http://i40.*******.com/2wme8fs.jpg)

Soldiers with coalition special operations forces provide security during a joint Afghan Local Police and coalition special operations forces security patrol in the Maiwand district of southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, March 15. The ALP and coalition special operations forces conducted the patrol in order to speak with local villagers about the future of their village and the way ahead for Maiwand district.

kitschi
03-21-2012, 02:28 PM
@HE219: thanks;)

nice to see a scar-h in the pic

greenface96
03-21-2012, 02:42 PM
thanks for all the great pictures He219!

He219
04-03-2012, 02:16 PM
@HE219: thankshttp://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif
nice to see a scar-h in the pic
thanks for all the great pictures He219!

welcome.

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U.S. Soldiers provide security while members of the Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team conduct a quality assurance and quality control mission in Khak-e Safid, Farah province, Afghanistan, March 29, 2012. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady, U.S. Army/Released


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Hires (http://i41.*******.com/33lpb0y.jpg)

Afghan Local Police and coalition special operations forces members practice patrolling during a combat reconnaissance patrol class in Nawbahar district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, March 29. The patrol is the culmination of a three-week course that teaches ALP candidates basic policing procedures, weapons handling and other skills necessary to protect and defend Afghan citizens.

tango44
04-03-2012, 02:22 PM
175264


Is that a 1911 Commander???

BrianT
04-03-2012, 04:39 PM
Kind of appears to be. I'd say it's personal weapon he brought with him or maybe something he acquired over there.

Chase18D
04-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Nope they have 1911s on the team.

BrianT
04-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Nope they have 1911s on the team.
You guys are still toting 1911s around? Jeez. I thought SF got rid of them a good bit back.

Dirites
04-05-2012, 06:44 AM
are there more photos of SF with Crye Airframe helmets?

Ravage
04-05-2012, 09:43 AM
US or other?

Dirites
04-05-2012, 10:38 AM
anything besides airsofters

Ravage
04-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Check out the Polish SOF thread, PJ thread, SPECWAR thread.No need to start trashing this one.

kayaker
04-06-2012, 03:00 PM
Check out the Polish SOF thread, PJ thread, SPECWAR thread.No need to start trashing this one.

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/search.php?searchid=1634880

SPECWAR? Where? :)

Chase18D
04-06-2012, 03:18 PM
Not because we have to, because we wnat to. There are other choices for sidearms.

Commander Shepard
04-06-2012, 10:26 PM
You guys are still toting 1911s around? Jeez. I thought SF got rid of them a good bit back.

Some teams do, some teams don't. The biggest problem is the lack of .45 ammo stateside, so even if you've got them you can't really train with them.*

*Can't speak for all SF Groups, its likely different elsewhere.

He219
04-09-2012, 07:34 PM
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Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course students hike on snowshoes through Rocky Mountain National Park toward an icy cliff where they'll practice cold-weather climbing techniques.
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Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course students cross a frozen Bear Lake, toward a course training event, Feb. 21 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course instructor (right) teaches students to assess a snow pack in order to determine the likelihood of an avalanche during a training exercise Feb. 21 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course instructor (left) teaches students to assess a snow pack in order to determine the likelihood of an avalanche during a training exercise Feb. 21 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course students pull an anchored instructor through the snow in order to practice avalanche rescue techniques Feb. 21 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colo.
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Special Forces Master Mounatineering Course students hike into Rocky Mountain National Park in order to conduct the course's first overnight training exercise Feb 23 in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School instructor (second from right) addresses his group of students before demonstrating ice-climbing and rope techniques on the cliff behind him.
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Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course students (below) watch their instructor's ice-climbing techniques during a training exercise Feb. 22 at rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course instructor, armed with carabiners and rope, teaches students to determine the likelihood of an avalanche during a training exercise Feb. 21 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course instructor climbs an icy cliff using picks and crampons in order to demonstrate proper techniques for his students below, during a training exercise Feb. 22 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course instructor climbs an icy cliff using picks and crampons in order to demonstrate proper techniques for his students below, during a training exercise Feb. 22 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course student climbs an icy cliff using ice picks and crampons during a training exercise Feb. 22 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.
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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course student begins to climb an icy cliff using ice picks and crampons during a training exercise Feb. 22 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.

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A Special Forces Master Mountaineering Course instructor descends from an icy cliff while demonstrating proper ice-climbing techniques for his students below, during a training exercise Feb. 22 at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Co.

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Instructors at the Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School, based out of Fort Carson, Colo., wear the insignia of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the mountian school's higher headquarters, based out of Fort...
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Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School vehicles are marked with the school's symbol, which include its motto: "Escendo Evinco," or "Climb and Conquer"

He219
04-10-2012, 05:46 PM
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Said Agha Saqib, provincial chief of police, discusses strategic operations with Afghan Local Police and coalition special operations forces members in Sanawghan village, Herat province, Afghanistan, April 8. Saqib and coalition special operations forces visited the village to hold a shura with elders and to conduct a site survey of a potential location for an ALP outpost.
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Said Agha Saqib, provincial chief of police, Afghan Local Police leaders and coalition special operations forces members take a tour of Sanawghan village, Herat province, Afghanistan, April 8. The purpose of the visit was to hold a shura with village elders and to conduct a site survey of a potential location for an ALP outpost.
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A coalition special operations forces soldier provides security in Sanawghan village, Herat province, Afghanistan, April 8. Afghan Local Police leaders and coalition SOF visited the village to conduct a shura with village elders to discuss future ALP expansion.
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A coalition Special Operations Forces soldier gives a pen to a young child in Sanawghan village, Herat province, Afghanistan, April 8. Afghan Local Police leaders and coalition SOF visited the village to conduct a shura with village elders to discuss future ALP expansion. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams / Released).

wwjs
04-18-2012, 12:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU4M7liut-c&context=C4d7867eADvjVQa1PpcFNJvhvaN2Dso47lI_ak5YJC1D9IrhgDq8A=

***** Slap Betty

FunYun
04-18-2012, 10:47 AM
video

Great footage, but what is with the camera movement?

marleynrs8
04-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Perhaps the firefight that was ongoing contributed to some of the less than perfect cinematography...

TheoStrakuweit
04-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Great footage, but what is with the camera movement?

I think they used a DSLR to film this and the depth of field mode normally used for photos was activated. It always focuses on something in the foreground and the processor has problems to adjust the back fast enough when there's movement. Maybe the camera got a smack or was dropped one time too much.

santana
04-18-2012, 10:05 PM
Army South celebrates Special Forces 25th birthday:
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Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas (left), commanding general U.S. Army South and retired Sgt. Maj. Fred F. Balderrama (right), retired special forces, pose at a Special Forces 25th birthday celebration, held at Army South April 13. Special Forces soldiers, both active duty and retired, from across the installation were in attendance for the celebration. The first Special Forces unit in the Army was formed in 1952, at Fort Bragg, N.C. As a result of renewed emphasis on special operations in the 1980s, the Special Forces Branch was established as a basic branch of the Army effective April 9, 1987, by General Orders No. 35, June 19, 1987.


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The commanding general of U.S. Army South, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, hosted the 25th annual Special Forces command birthday celebration, here, April 13. Special Forces Soldiers, both active duty and retired, from across the installation were in attendance for the celebration.


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A coalition special operations forces member waves to a local farmer while on a foot patrol in Nawbahar district, Zabul province, Afghanistan, April 13. Afghanistan National Security Forces and coalition SOF often conduct patrols to increase the region's safety, interact with local villagers and maintain an open dialogue about security issues.


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Afghan commandos from 3rd Company 1st Commando Kandak, discuss with local leaders the plan of attack for countering an insurgent attack on the Kamdesh district center. ANASF, partnered with coalition SOF, assaulted the insurgents in response to an unprovoked attack on a security shura at the Kamdesh district center. During the shura, insurgents killed a local national woman and an Afghan Local Policeman. The commandos killed more than 40 insurgents in the counteroffensive.


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An Afghan National Army special forces soldier asks a village if he would like to work as a laborer, constructing a water canal for Tagaw district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, April 13. The ANASF and Afghan Local Police offered jobs to several villagers which will provide work as the village constructs a canal that will ensure water collected during the summer will last longer and provide more irrigation water as summer drives on.


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A coalition special operations forces SH-60 helicopter provides cover during a firefight in Kamdesh district, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 13. Afghan commandos from 3rd Company 1st Commando Kandak, partnered with coalition SOF, assaulted the insurgents in response to an unprovoked attack on a security shura at the Kamdesh district center. During the shura, insurgents killed a local national woman and an Afghan Local Policeman. The commandos killed more than 40 insurgents in the counteroffensive.

vinny_121_ND
04-19-2012, 11:13 AM
the guy on the right is civilian, the other two, I won't say. The civilian was allowed to join them on the range with their kit.

He219
04-20-2012, 10:44 AM
http://i41.*******.com/f4rc3r.jpg

Coalition special operations forces and Afghan National Army special operations forces conduct a security patrol in the mountains around Latif district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 17. Security Patrols are used to gain atmospherics and assess security and stability in the local villages.
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Coalition special operations forces and Afghan National Army special operations forces conduct a security patrol in the mountains around Latif district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 17. Security Patrols are used to gain atmospherics and assess security and stability in the local villages.
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Coalition special operations forces and Afghan National Army special operations forces conduct a security patrol in the mountains around Latif district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 17. Security Patrols are used to gain atmospherics and assess security and stability in the local villages.

La Roux
04-21-2012, 12:32 AM
Love the last pic!

Platypus44
04-21-2012, 02:56 AM
177794177795177796

Ravage
04-21-2012, 04:00 AM
SOCOM CAPEX 2012

http://i39.*******.com/er0gt2.jpg
HiRes (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7097592843_a34a504436_o.jpg)

http://i41.*******.com/fjncyx.jpg
HiRes (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7097589011_c41607965c_o.jpg)

La Roux
04-21-2012, 09:00 AM
177794177795177796

Guys got a push blade on his kit. Pretty f**cking ninja

flanker7
04-21-2012, 11:46 AM
First and second pic full camo combat shirt. Someone posted a thread about it in the E&G section

Edit: and third pic :-|

Token White Guy
04-21-2012, 12:16 PM
A fellow Auburn fan!
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=177796&d=1334991407

razorback 7.62x51
04-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Kick A** shirt hes wearing.^^

Talgat
04-21-2012, 12:30 PM
Plat a Tac combat shirt
New Zealand SAS choice

flanker7
04-21-2012, 01:10 PM
First and second pic full camo combat shirt. Someone posted a thread about it in the E&G section

Edit: and third pic :-|

quoting myself... to ad link for similar shirt

http://milspecmonkey.com/weargear/clothing/395-propper-tac-u-combat-shirt

grendel
04-21-2012, 01:34 PM
Platatac CUTS:

http://soldiersystems.net/2011/11/30/platatac-cuts/

http://geardo****.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/australias-secret-war-gear-gear-gear-gear-gear/

KBar666
04-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Guys got a push blade on his kit. Pretty f**cking ninja


Looks like a Benchmade Punch Dagger

Anthony91
04-21-2012, 04:10 PM
SOCOM CAPEX 2012

http://i39.*******.com/er0gt2.jpg


The short dark haired girl third from right, I like that. :P

razorback 7.62x51
04-21-2012, 05:23 PM
^^Im sure you mean 4th right? lol

He219
04-23-2012, 01:23 PM
http://i41.*******.com/90okgo.jpg
Hires (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/6951517734_d3b4d54080_o.jpg)

2012 U.S. Army Special Operations Command Capabilities Exercise, CAPEX, April 20.

Dave76
04-24-2012, 02:07 PM
U.S. Army Special Operations Command 2012 Capabilities Exercise, April 20.

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201203hpp2o.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201204ljrwj.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201205s9rg0.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201206vzo1h.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201207k7ocj.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201208ieqzh.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201209x9oi4.jpg

santana
04-24-2012, 08:40 PM
http://i.imgur.com/u06L3.jpg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Special Forces operators conduct a close-quarter drill demonstration during the 2012 U.S. Army Special Operations Command Capabilities Exercise, April 24. (USASOC Photo)

marleynrs8
04-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Interesting to see SF use high port in some of those room entry and range photos, that's usually a staple of NSW.

BrianT
04-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Interesting to see SF use high port in some of those room entry and range photos, that's usually a staple of NSW.
When running it's actually a lot easier. As far as room clearing, they probably saw too many photos of NSW doing it and figured it was cool. It's also interesting they are doing it in a training environment. We specifically never went guns up including on reloads because of people up in the catwalks say like that photographer.

Make_it_Happen82nd
04-25-2012, 07:35 PM
When running it's actually a lot easier. As far as room clearing, they probably saw too many photos of NSW doing it and figured it was cool. It's also interesting they are doing it in a training environment. We specifically never went guns up including on reloads because of people up in the catwalks say like that photographer.

As far as reloads, we do weapons up and in "the work space" so we can keep eyes on what is happening in front of us. Yea usually one would take cover or attempt to while reloading but having your head up (even behind cover) is a generally a good thing, I don't want to be looking down, potentially bumble ****ing my mag change because of the stress and fatigue of combat and then looking up to find something unexpected in front of me (potentially). Also makes reloading A LOT smoother and faster. As far as "people above us" never really had to worry about that because with good fundamentals and training, you shouldn't have your finger on the trigger let alone in the trigger well while reloading, not to mention flipping the weapon back on safe via muscle memory. Of course its big boy rules, and that is what SOF plays by. As far as transitioning or moving in MOUT environments with "guns up" as well call it, the alt. high ready, it's really up to the shooter, you train that way and only that way, you will become very efficient at it. In CQB its METT-TC, **** never goes as planned in the urban jungle.

Royal
04-26-2012, 02:23 AM
Thanks for that insight stud

LokisFeuer
04-26-2012, 06:02 AM
Found something historic, but so epic ...

http://youtu.be/wjtgqNfJSAg

Username Taken
04-26-2012, 06:19 AM
Good video. Thanks for posting.

BrianT
04-26-2012, 11:01 AM
As far as reloads, we do weapons up and in "the work space" so we can keep eyes on what is happening in front of us. Yea usually one would take cover or attempt to while reloading but having your head up (even behind cover) is a generally a good thing, I don't want to be looking down, potentially bumble ****ing my mag change because of the stress and fatigue of combat and then looking up to find something unexpected in front of me (potentially). Also makes reloading A LOT smoother and faster. As far as "people above us" never really had to worry about that because with good fundamentals and training, you shouldn't have your finger on the trigger let alone in the trigger well while reloading, not to mention flipping the weapon back on safe via muscle memory. Of course its big boy rules, and that is what SOF plays by. As far as transitioning or moving in MOUT environments with "guns up" as well call it, the alt. high ready, it's really up to the shooter, you train that way and only that way, you will become very efficient at it. In CQB its METT-TC, **** never goes as planned in the urban jungle.
I'm pretty sure if you go flagging people, regardless of trigger discipline, I wouldn't be cool with it. There's not a single SOF unit out there that hasn't had a few ADs in it's history. I always considered 'high-ready' something else because you still had the buttstock in your shoulder. You in CIF or SF?

fbianchi
04-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Found something historic, but so epic ...

http://youtu.be/wjtgqNfJSAg

Thanks for this amazing vid.

He219
04-26-2012, 12:31 PM
http://i46.*******.com/11rauqv.jpg
Hires (http://www.flickr.com/photos/usasoc/6968170026/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Participants of the United States Army Special Operations Command’s Capabilities Exercise, April 24, 2012, learn about the abilities of the various units of USASOC. (USASOC photo)
http://i46.*******.com/9au8ol.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/6968169842_636a077baf_o.jpg)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Participants of the United States Army Special Operations Command’s Capabilities Exercise, April 24, 2012, learn about the abilities of the various units of USASOC. (USASOC photo)
http://i46.*******.com/1071aae.jpg
Hires (http://i46.*******.com/1071aae.jpg)

Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group conduct a pursue and capture mission as part of a demonstration during the Texas Military Forces Open House in Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, April 21, 2012. During the demonstrations, soldiers slid down a rope hanging from a helicopter, and capture the high value target in less than 15 minutes.

BrianT
04-26-2012, 01:08 PM
I wonder what the story is with only one dude having the new Ops-Core helmets.

Token White Guy
04-26-2012, 01:15 PM
I wonder what the story is with only one dude having the new Ops-Core helmets.

Are you allowed to use your own kit? If so he could have bought it.

BrianT
04-26-2012, 01:26 PM
Are you allowed to use your own kit? If so he could have bought it.
I never saw anybody do it pertaining to helmets, but USASOC did supposedly sign off on them. Expensive purchase and I heard the guys were suppose to be getting them anyways.

Dave76
04-26-2012, 01:45 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Special Forces operators conduct a close-quarter drill demonstration during the 2012 U.S. Army Special Operations Command Capabilities Exercise, April 24. (USASOC Photos)

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201210dxuqz.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201211vku85.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201221s0u76.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201212e1u97.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201213gluz6.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex2012150yumd.jpg

Dave76
04-26-2012, 01:46 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Special Operation Soldiers of the United States Army Special Operations Command demonstrate their skills during the 2012 Capabilities Exercise, April 20 - 25, 2012. (USASOC photos)

http://www.abload.de/img/capex2012206iuzs.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201222efuva.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201223vhuk8.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex20122436uok.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex2012250bu2w.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201216p1u53.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201217isuxm.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex20121878u8w.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/capex201219o4u8g.jpg


http://www.abload.de/img/capex201214d7uhw.jpg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Participants of the United States Army Special Operations Command’s Capabilities Exercise, April 25, 2012, learn about the abilities of the various units of USASOC. (USASOC photo)

La Roux
04-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Is that 3rd Groups CIF or just a ODA picked at random?

Dave76
04-26-2012, 04:57 PM
Is that 3rd Groups CIF or just a ODA picked at random?
SFARTEC instructors.

La Roux
04-26-2012, 04:59 PM
Ah thank you, that makes sense.

Bellicose
04-26-2012, 05:01 PM
All of RR is going to the OpsCore helmet. They already have them in the inventory, just not issued out yet.

Make_it_Happen82nd
04-26-2012, 06:34 PM
I'm pretty sure if you go flagging people, regardless of trigger discipline, I wouldn't be cool with it. There's not a single SOF unit out there that hasn't had a few ADs in it's history. I always considered 'high-ready' something else because you still had the buttstock in your shoulder. You in CIF or SF?

Like I said, some call that "guns up" position "high ready" we don't but recognize it's there and can be used if necessary... As far as flagging people, what are you talking about exactly I don't see anyone being flagged... I never said SOF units don't AD, I said they, (specifically Army Special Forces) runs by big boy rules meaning, they don't hold your hand and tell you to do things because they expect you to be proactive and already be doing it this mentality is instilled very early on in their pipeline, during SFAS you are given basic instructions from a white board during the STAR you are given a map and compass and a grid to your first point, how you get there is on you :) .... I've been flagged a number of times, do I like it? of course not, I am relying on my buddy to not shoot me ass, its not like hes sitting there with his weapon on me... I'm not saying muzzle awareness is not important because it IS.. If I was in any type of SOF especially a CIF team I can assure you I would not tell you. I've been attached to ODAs on my deployments.

BrianT
04-26-2012, 06:48 PM
If I was in any type of SOF especially a CIF team I can assure you I would not tell you. I've been attached to ODAs on my deployments.
So perhaps you shouldn't tell us about big boy rules and what goes on in SOF units, yeah? There's a couple active-duty SF guys on this board, perhaps you should leave the SF procedures and techniques to them.

Thanks for that answer Bellicose. I heard they were chilling at the RIF/PBO, but yet to see pictures of them.

He219
04-26-2012, 07:52 PM
http://i47.*******.com/161j01t.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7117022429_3dac636ed2_o.jpg)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Special Operation Soldiers of the United States Army Special Operations Command demonstrate their skills during the 2012 Capabilities Exercise, April 25, 2012. (USASOC photo)
http://i46.*******.com/2882ezq.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7117088727_866fd785ec_o.jpg)
http://oi48.*******.com/rrmhdz.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/6971006850_4549e0ed08_o.jpg)
http://i47.*******.com/23jmubl.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/6971012270_ce026edc37_o.jpg)
http://i47.*******.com/14cv1bl.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6971012530_580fe8d707_o.jpg)
http://i45.*******.com/34hzxo9.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/7117088403_c7c25273b4_o.jpg)
http://i46.*******.com/wt6lq1.jpg
Hires (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8004/6971007070_875efe9a62_o.jpg)
http://i49.*******.com/11ca15i.jpg
Hires (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/7117082507_3e6be4fb58_o.jpg)

TheOrangeMan
04-26-2012, 08:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/u06L3.jpg

What is this device linked to the door by a metallic wire? Some sort of explosive charge?

Roy Batty
04-26-2012, 08:43 PM
Breaching charge.

James
04-26-2012, 11:44 PM
Like I said, some call that "guns up" position "high ready" we don't but recognize it's there and can be used if necessary... As far as flagging people, what are you talking about exactly I don't see anyone being flagged... I never said SOF units don't AD, I said they, (specifically Army Special Forces) runs by big boy rules meaning, they don't hold your hand and tell you to do things because they expect you to be proactive and already be doing it this mentality is instilled very early on in their pipeline, during SFAS you are given basic instructions from a white board during the STAR you are given a map and compass and a grid to your first point, how you get there is on you :) .... I've been flagged a number of times, do I like it? of course not, I am relying on my buddy to not shoot me ass, its not like hes sitting there with his weapon on me... I'm not saying muzzle awareness is not important because it IS.. If I was in any type of SOF especially a CIF team I can assure you I would not tell you. I've been attached to ODAs on my deployments.

Say big boy rules three more times.

steve32780
04-27-2012, 12:00 AM
Are there ever any demonstrations or excercises like this that are open to the general public? I remember when I was a kid the National Guard armory in my home town had an open house of sorts and they were giving rides in M113s and Hummers. They also had a bunch of other things going on like sighting a mortar and a firing demonstration, a table of various weapons that could be picked up, and they ended with a mock battle. It was pretty sweet. I havent seen anything like that in years.

comoford
04-27-2012, 12:57 AM
Nice to see Glocks

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7616/sfglock2.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/sfglock2.png/)


http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3985/sfglock3.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/sfglock3.png/)


http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6942/sfglock4.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/sfglock4.png/)


http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/5430/sfglock5.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/sfglock5.png/)

oldschool recce
04-27-2012, 01:35 AM
no safety on the holster? Btw, it does not look like safariland, wth is that?

trunk_munkey28
04-27-2012, 03:13 AM
no safety on the holster? Btw, it does not look like safariland, wth is that?

Safariland ALS series. The lock is a toggle activated by the thumb.

Platypus44
04-27-2012, 03:20 AM
178217178218178219178220178221

oldschool recce
04-27-2012, 03:29 AM
Safariland ALS series. The lock is a toggle activated by the thumb.
Thanks mate

Wake27
04-28-2012, 05:22 AM
I thought all of the snake eaters had ditched the SERPA by now.

Ravage
04-29-2012, 05:52 AM
http://i48.*******.com/290vga8.jpg

A coalition special operations forces soldier marks a medical evacuation helicopter landing zone during a mission in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 12. Afghan National Army commandos and coalition special operations forces, the first to visit that area in more than two years, defeated insurgent forces overrunning a village. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents.

http://i45.*******.com/2418t8g.jpg

Coalition special operations forces pararescue jumpers medically evacuate an injured Afghan National Army commando during a mission in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 12. Commandos and coalition special operations forces, the first to visit that area in more than two years, defeated insurgent forces overrunning a village. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents.

http://i49.*******.com/wrbbq.jpg

Coalition special operations forces soldiers defend their position from insurgent small-arms fire during a daylong firefight in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 12. Afghan National Army commandos and coalition special operations forces, the first to visit that area in more than two years, defeated insurgent forces overrunning a village. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents.

http://i48.*******.com/23jl669.jpg

A coalition special operations forces soldier communicates insurgent activity over his radio during a daylong firefight in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 12. Afghan National Army commandos and coalition special operations forces, the first to visit that area in more than two years, defeated insurgent forces overrunning a village. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents.

http://i47.*******.com/35arez7.jpg

A coalition special operations forces soldier defends his position from insurgent small-arms fire during a daylong firefight in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 12. Afghan National Army commandos and coalition special operations forces, the first to visit that area in more than two years, defeated insurgent forces overrunning a village. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents.

http://i49.*******.com/qrcdj7.jpg

A coalition special operations forces commander, district subgovernor and village elders draw a map during a mission in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 13. Afghan National Army commandos and coalition special operations forces, the first to visit that area in more than two years, defeated insurgent forces overrunning a village. Commando-led missions provide national security by encouraging local villagers to look to government forces for support rather than insurgents.

Steak-Sauce
04-29-2012, 03:13 PM
My apologies if it's a repost:

http://i.imgur.com/1pU21.jpg?1

I don't know who, when, where, what unit or what kind of vest this man is wearing, but this picture alone is just incredible.

Hats off and respect to him!

Terabyte
04-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Here's a video of a drawing I made recently. I know it belongs in the art section but since its related to US SOF I thought I'd share it here too. The drawing portrays the rescue of an American citizen who was kipnapped and rescued in Iraq.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDCLp33RBuU



Enjoy!

oldschool recce
04-29-2012, 04:06 PM
"Coalition" SF with US flag on their shoulders are gonna be US SF, I guess...

numquam retro
05-01-2012, 03:19 PM
couple photos i found from a recent urban warfare training exercise in chicago (probably jsoc)

Dominique
05-01-2012, 05:49 PM
couple photos i found from a recent urban warfare training exercise in chicago (probably jsoc)

Wow...JSOC, are you sure, cause I've got some questions. What kind of shoe strings is the last guy, in the door, on the last pic on the right using in his boots? And does anyone have clue as to what type of underwear or aftershave they use? I'm try to put together a loadout for this weekend, and I want to make sure I've got everything right. ;) On a serious note, nice pics.

razorback 7.62x51
05-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Video footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvfpcpGwJjo

beppe_goodoldrebel
05-02-2012, 05:02 AM
"coalition" sf with us flag on their shoulders are gonna be us sf, i guess...

marsoc ;-)

santana
05-03-2012, 05:16 PM
http://i50.*******.com/nn1v9f.jpg

Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak and coalition special operations forces patrol Kundalah district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 28. The commandos, partnered with coalition SOF, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

tommyd
05-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Nice to see Ranger Green is still around.

kayaker
05-05-2012, 04:45 AM
http://i48.*******.com/290vga8.jpg


http://i45.*******.com/2418t8g.jpg








http://i47.*******.com/35arez7.jpg




Where can I find the High Res version of these Ravage? :)

Ravage
05-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Go here Friend:http://www.dvidshub.net/image/564269/mission-nuristan-province#.T5z6l8Uy5Oc

kayaker
05-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Cheers http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif Woodland with tan vests seems to blend right in there...

http://i45.*******.com/2418t8g.jpg
(http://i45.*******.com/2418t8g.jpg)

Interesting DMR too. what is it - some sort follow up to the SPR Mk12 Mod 0?

http://i47.*******.com/35arez7.jpg (http://i45.*******.com/2418t8g.jpg)

Ravage
05-09-2012, 02:07 PM
USASOC CAPEX 2012 show and tell


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WkUkMO3iJs&feature=player_embedded

aaand another one


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHAALqyMz7c&feature=related

BrianT
05-09-2012, 05:04 PM
Hum I would have liked to see the Rangers do the rest of their assault. Never seen it from a spectator POV.

Ravage
05-09-2012, 05:39 PM
You wrote that most of the times you just got into a bulding, shot here and there, threw a couple of bangers. Still think you guys have all the fun.

santana
05-09-2012, 05:45 PM
Respect to those SF guys!!!!!!!!!

tommyd
05-09-2012, 05:54 PM
USASOC CAPEX 2012 show and tell


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WkUkMO3iJs&feature=player_embedded

aaand another one


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHAALqyMz7c&feature=related

Cool stuff. Ft. Bragg has changed a bit.

BrianT
05-09-2012, 06:52 PM
You wrote that most of the times you just got into a bulding, shot here and there, threw a couple of bangers. Still think you guys have all the fun.
They still breach doors and do stuff outside. You don't see all the intricacies of building clearing like the CIF demo. Which is why also made the point earlier about guns up with people in the catwalks. Apparently dudes that have been attached to ODAs know what they are talking about though. Big boy rules, gents.:roll:

James
05-10-2012, 04:59 AM
Mmm, big boy rulz...

Ravage
05-10-2012, 10:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OxwgXK2SOxs

3/75 Ranger turned JTAC dropping bombs in Afghanistan.

Username Taken
05-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the vid, Ravage.

Sirpad
05-12-2012, 11:03 PM
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9026/littlebirdnight.jpg
Jack Murphy

erikwithak86
05-16-2012, 03:51 PM
Are there ever any demonstrations or excercises like this that are open to the general public? I remember when I was a kid the National Guard armory in my home town had an open house of sorts and they were giving rides in M113s and Hummers. They also had a bunch of other things going on like sighting a mortar and a firing demonstration, a table of various weapons that could be picked up, and they ended with a mock battle. It was pretty sweet. I havent seen anything like that in years.

Sorry for the late reply. I can't speak for other such demonstrations, but the USASOC CAPEX runs all week, five days. The first two days are generally for different groups of large financial players, media, contractors and other VIPs (Secretary of the Army, Joint Chiefs etc) who generally donate large sums of money to SOF and their interests. The other days are open to the public. I don't know how many people that show up are from the general public as opposed to someone there for business.

Ravage
05-17-2012, 05:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OiaXta3weA&feature=g-all-u

Package about the students, instructors and vigorous training of the Special Forces Sniper Course at Fort Bragg, N.C. Produced by Staff Sgt. Randall Pike.

Sirpad
05-17-2012, 11:08 PM
Posted By SandManIV in another forum:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/560759_10150664337048611_69284653610_9336408_2019053925_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/35912_10150762383693611_69284653610_9601805_1836013915_n.jpg

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/9092/imgp0435q.jpg

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7352/81469030.jpg

http://4gwar.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/dscf6014.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/523358_363746953676506_181443145240222_1089889_882609204_n.jpg

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6416/dsc002420revised.jpg

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/5946/dsc0021tu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KpDng.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/KpDng.jpg
AGMS p-)

vinny_121_ND
05-17-2012, 11:11 PM
Sandman! Too bad he got banned here. He lives on. Thanks Sirpad.

VossMan
05-18-2012, 12:12 AM
Seen acouple of these before but all are good none the less.

tommyd
05-18-2012, 04:05 PM
Seen acouple of these before but all are good none the less.

I Really like the one of XO3 takin' it down range.

Dave76
05-18-2012, 04:16 PM
I Really like the one of XO3 takin' it down range.
Which is a repost, Army SF @ CAPEX 2012, couple of pages back...

tommyd
05-18-2012, 04:18 PM
Which is a repost, Army SF @ CAPEX 2012, couple of pages back...

Ya, I know. But I still like it.

Bacon
05-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Sandman! Too bad he got banned here. He lives on. Thanks Sirpad.

Haha, yeah I dont miss that guy at all.

terrdeac
05-19-2012, 11:45 PM
Inside the gym of the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. From this article (http://www.menshealth.com/best-life/mission-save-you).

(Photo taken by Jeff Riedel)
http://tinyurl.com/798pa2p

Sirpad
05-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Yet another pandur AGMS

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9711/8qmsr.jpg (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/8qmsr.jpg/)

vor033
05-21-2012, 12:47 PM
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/979abefa.jpg


A coalition special operations forces member looks through the scope on his rifle during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. Coalition SOF, partnered with Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/07d3dfa2.jpg


Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak and a coalition special operations forces member, scan the horizon during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. ANA commandos, partnered with coalition SOF, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/a1ac638d.jpg


Coalition special operations forces members scan the horizon during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. Coalition SOF, partnered with Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/fdfbb275.jpg


A member of coalition special operations forces scans the horizon for insurgents during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. Coalition SOF partnered with Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/2b29d3b7.jpg


Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak and a coalition special operations forces member, scan the horizon during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. ANA commandos, partnered with coalition SOF, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/daa5f08a.jpg


A coalition special operations forces member looks through the scope on his rifle during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. Coalition SOF, partnered with Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/United%20States%20Spec%20Ops/d62466b4.jpg


A coalition special operations forces member scans the horizon during a patrol of Gerandai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 16. Coalition SOF, partnered with Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak, conduct village clearing operations in the surrounding districts of Kandahar to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promote security in the area.

He219
05-21-2012, 01:28 PM
Really nice pix, vor033!
Thanks-

Gunfighter-AK
05-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Hey, Vor033. First. Amazing photos!

But, just a question. I'm assuming those guys are MARSOC (correct me if I'm wrong - maybe including the guy with the SCAR). What's with the lack of OPSEC? Any more details on this group?

Thanks.

Ravage
05-21-2012, 01:47 PM
That's not a Marine uniform.

JTP709
05-21-2012, 01:48 PM
More likely SEALs than MARSOC. Plus this operation was probably weeks or months ago, well after the fact, so not much risk to OPSEC. Now, if you mean why the pics without blacking out the faces, thats PERSEC.

Roy Batty
05-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Gerandai.........What a *****hole........Place needed to be leveled.

RSone
05-21-2012, 02:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHAALqyMz7c&feature=related

Any idea on how much of this is new footage? I'm seeing a lot of stuff from Franke's 9/11 Zulu, which is a documentary mainly focussing the Dutch Commandos in Afghanistan(though there is some stuff with jack and his guys as well) The ambush(KCT unit + US SOF) footage must be at least 4 years old by now.

vor033
05-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Hey, Vor033. First. Amazing photos!

But, just a question. I'm assuming those guys are MARSOC (correct me if I'm wrong - maybe including the guy with the SCAR). What's with the lack of OPSEC? Any more details on this group?

Thanks.

Hi Mate, no more info on the pics other then ''coalition special operations forces'' with the photos being from Dvids I have added the link below to the set

http://www.dvidshub.net/image/584172/village-clearing#.T7qX_lLNleM

Royal
05-22-2012, 02:15 AM
What's with the lack of OPSEC?

As has been said, its PERSEC not OPSEC and that's how Dvids (the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System) released them. If DoD is happy with it as is, by and large so are we.

Platypus44
05-22-2012, 02:32 AM
Posted By SandManIV in another forum:

AGMS p-)


Actually the ones with the faces blacked out where posted by us but hey its all cool

Pete031
05-23-2012, 07:12 PM
Glad that the powers that be did this:
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120523/us-special-forces-governor-generals-commendation-120523/

vinny_121_ND
05-23-2012, 07:20 PM
If you want more details about what this SF group did, read the book "Lions of Kandahar".
http://www.amazon.com/Lions-Kandahar-Story-Fight-Against/dp/0553807579

Spyker2041
05-24-2012, 02:14 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksK24bk9rw0

razorback 7.62x51
05-24-2012, 03:38 PM
Awesome vid.

santana
05-26-2012, 07:45 AM
http://www.abload.de/img/587621rf7gz.jpg

Jordanian and United States troops fast rope from a hovering Jordanian H-60 Black Hawk onto a building in a mock village at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center during a capabilities demonstration for His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on May 16.





http://www.abload.de/img/5876251b7yq.jpg

Coalition partners from Combined Joint Task Force Spartan took part in a capabilities demonstration for His Majesty King Abdullah II bin A-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on May 16 at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center.





http://www.abload.de/img/587626nvula.jpg

Coalition partners from Combined Joint Task Force Spartan took part in a capabilities demonstration for His Majesty King Abdullah II bin A-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on May 16 at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center.





http://www.abload.de/img/587630kpu8q.jpg

Coalition partners from Combined Joint Task Force Spartan maneuver a four-man stack as they move through a mock village at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center during a capabilities demonstration for His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on May 16.





http://www.abload.de/img/587635mz7ul.jpg

Coalition partners from Combined Joint Task Force Spartan pull security for their teams during a capabilities demonstration for His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on May 16 at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center.

lucS
05-26-2012, 08:56 AM
wow nice pix, you got some more of those santana?

Dave76
05-26-2012, 09:00 AM
wow nice pix, you got some more of those santana?
Yes, there're more, he copy-pasted them from this thread:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?213007-Weekend-Photos-26th-and-27th-May-2012&p=6191470&viewfull=1#post6191470

numquam retro
05-27-2012, 04:32 PM
...iraq...

Ravage
05-27-2012, 04:35 PM
03-05 period?

Bro Jangles
05-27-2012, 04:36 PM
hat a 240L on the Humvee?

numquam retro
05-27-2012, 04:48 PM
03-05 period?

i am not exactly sure but i think all are from fallujah in 2004 (op vigilant resolve)

Ravage
05-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Makes sence. A few D guys went with a Marine element.
One of then eventually was awarded a DSC for his actions - by him self fought off numerous insurgent atempts to storm a bulding in which wounded Marines were being treated.

MikeSierra151
05-27-2012, 05:54 PM
Thanks Retro. Those are new to me.

Dave76
05-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Makes sence. A few D guys went with a Marine element.
One of then eventually was awarded a DSC for his actions - by him self fought off numerous insurgent atempts to storm a bulding in which wounded Marines were being treated.
There were actually two Delta guys, who were awarded a DSC for their actions during that battle, Master Sgt. Don Hollenbaugh and Staff Sgt. Dan Briggs.

matfar
05-27-2012, 06:33 PM
And that's MSG Hollenbaugh in the pics.

erikwithak86
05-27-2012, 09:50 PM
hat a 240L on the Humvee?

No it's a B with the new buttstock. We just got our B's back from reset with those buttstocks and new bipods. The telltale sign that it's not a L is that it doesn't have the shorty barrel.

*edit - let me throw this in there just in case, it's a Bravo, unless it's one of the pre-production M240Ls which were designated M240E6 and still came with the regular barrels. The final M240L has the short barrel, titanium receiver and new buttstock. But in any case, not an L.

Sirpad
05-28-2012, 08:15 PM
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9461/sf0z.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/sf0z.jpg/)

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1291/sf1t.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/sf1t.jpg/)

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5636/sf2z.jpg (http://img805.imageshack.us/i/sf2z.jpg/)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8507/sf3dd.jpg (http://img515.imageshack.us/i/sf3dd.jpg/)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7754/sf4ev.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/sf4ev.jpg/)

Sirpad
05-28-2012, 08:18 PM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/555/marsoc1.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/marsoc1.jpg/)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6398/marsoc2.jpg (http://img213.imageshack.us/i/marsoc2.jpg/)

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/861/marsoc3.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/marsoc3.jpg/)

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7394/marsoc4.jpg (http://img256.imageshack.us/i/marsoc4.jpg/)

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/6610/marsoc5.jpg (http://img845.imageshack.us/i/marsoc5.jpg/)

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6461/marsoc6.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/marsoc6.jpg/)

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/25/marsoc7.jpg (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/marsoc7.jpg/)

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5951/marsoc8.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/marsoc8.jpg/)

Gunfighter-AK
05-28-2012, 08:22 PM
^^^

These were MSOT 8222 - Team "Pathfinder" '09. Here's the story of the Barrett gunner "Cool Breeze".

Can read the story about the Battle for Pathfinder Hill in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan here: http://sofrep.com/4498/marsoc-sniper-barrett-m107-sasr/#ixzz1wDIs8CwW

Ravage
05-29-2012, 03:02 AM
They still breach doors and do stuff outside. You don't see all the intricacies of building clearing like the CIF demo. Which is why also made the point earlier about guns up with people in the catwalks. Apparently dudes that have been attached to ODAs know what they are talking about though. Big boy rules, gents.:roll:

Probably gonna get me some haters, but who cares...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCWjtLYxTC0&feature=g-all-u

vinny_121_ND
05-29-2012, 11:09 AM
No wonder Delta and ST6 can't seem to get along. :) Thx for the vid Ravage.

He219
05-29-2012, 11:39 AM
Probably gonna get me some haters, but who cares...
As BrianT already wrote, big boy rules...
Army/CAG doctrine = muzzle down. Seals/SAS = muzzle up + whatever works best in the given situation.
In the video Kyle Lamb demonstrates the high port WAY high; the muzzle should/would be at eye level for good SA. Besides, think about the orientation of one's rifle during a speed reload, tucked in at high port looking over the muzzle.

Enough of this stuff. Carryon.

http://i46.*******.com/24ffxbp.jpg

Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Edwards, Commander CJSOTF-A Col. Antonio M. Fletcher, and Command Chief Warrant Officer Heriberto Serrano render honors to fallen service members during the Honor and Remembrance Memorial Day Ceremony at Camp Vance in Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan, May 28. More than 100 coalition force members attended the ceremony. The ceremony served as a reminder of those who have sacrificed their lives for love of country. Fletcher, commander CJSOTF-A, spoke of the significance of remembrance on this day, “It is our sacred day to keep the legacy of our nations patriots forever fresh in our memories. We are bound by honor to do so. We owe our heroes the highest regard, respect, honor and assurance that their commitment to freedom will never be forgotten.”

BrianT
05-29-2012, 11:56 AM
Appreciate the video. I haven't seen an expert out there say it until now, but I can't see any tactical advantage to going high port other than maybe SEALs are worried about poking holes in their boat or something(which is why I didn't understand why that ODA was doing it) and I do see disadvantages. Even if Kyle was a bit high disturbing his visibility, it's still slower to try to move the buttstock into your shoulder than just lifting the muzzle up. Not to mention there's probably times you don't get it into your shoulder tight. There are times to do it to give an overt signal of right away when your trying to be silent with communications say you have guys on both sides of a door because someone just pied it off. Running is a completely different story. I can definitely see the merits of muzzle up on that. I was being sarcastic with the big boy rules because of that 82nd kid.

Here's Paul Howe on the subject as well including reloads.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMwjeqtOGi0


Be cool if we could find a SEAL perspective.

santana
05-29-2012, 09:56 PM
ISOF 2012 (International Special Operations Forces)


http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/daily%20pics/04ccc8a3.jpg


http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/daily%20pics/90790b0e.jpg

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http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/daily%20pics/52ba2e5f.jpg

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http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/daily%20pics/5c7a9024.jpg


Military assault demonstrations at the ISOF 2012 conference in Tampa bay, Florida. The participating SOF teams came from 10 allied nations: Australia, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Jordan, Norway, Poland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and included American SEALs, Green Berets, Air Force Combat Controllers, and US Marines. This year ISOF's theme is "Building the Global SOF Partnership." This is composed of mutually supporting partners working to identify and preemptively address problems, and helping to defeat the appeal of violent extremism. 5/23/2012

Dave76
05-30-2012, 04:32 AM
http://youtu.be/XKyMIgcdC9I

And a longer (32 min) version, looks like you can't embed DVIDS videos:
http://www.dvidshub.net/video/145040/isof-2012-assault-demonstration#.T8XWqcWcGNg

Dave76
05-30-2012, 05:06 AM
http://www.abload.de/img/isof2012027wf0f.jpg
http://www.abload.de/thumb/isof201202y4en2.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=isof201202y4en2.jpg)

Soldiers are seen in the waters surrounding the Tampa Convention Center near downtown during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Tampa. A military exercise will take place Wednesday, though officials say it's not really connected to the RNC. The drill gauges the response of special operations forces from the United States and nine other nations in a mock hostage rescue in which Buckhorn is the hostage. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

http://www.abload.de/img/isof201203mrfm8.jpg
http://www.abload.de/thumb/isof201203yyip9.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=isof201203yyip9.jpg)

A Chinook helicopter flies towards the Tampa Convention Center and downtown during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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http://www.abload.de/thumb/isof201201qdfrn.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=isof201201qdfrn.jpg)

Soldiers jump into the water from a Chinook helicopter during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF


http://www.abload.de/img/isof201205lwfg9.jpg
http://www.abload.de/thumb/isof2012059le9c.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=isof2012059le9c.jpg)

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flies towards the Tampa Convention Center as onlookers gather near Jackson's Bistro during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

http://www.abload.de/img/isof2012042bdvw.jpg
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Soldiers are tethered to a Black Hawk helicopter after being extracted during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Tampa.CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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http://www.abload.de/thumb/isof201208fcdm8.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=isof201208fcdm8.jpg)

A Chinook helicopter is among the military aircraft used in a special operations training exercise that runs through today. The drill will simulate a terrorist attack and gauge the response of forces from the United States and nine other nations during a mock hostage situation.

http://www.abload.de/img/isof2012073rizn.jpg
http://www.abload.de/thumb/isof201207eyci2.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=isof201207eyci2.jpg)

A CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft flies past the convention center and downtown Tampa during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF


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A Chinook helicopter flies past rigid-hull inflatable boats near the convention center and downtown Tampa during a drill run-through Tuesday, May 22, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

razorback 7.62x51
05-30-2012, 07:12 AM
Dave..

Full version has already been posted a few pages back.

Dave76
05-30-2012, 02:05 PM
Dave..

Full version has already been posted a few pages back.
Sorry about that, must have skipped that.

razorback 7.62x51
05-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Nothing to be sorry about bro.

Dave76
05-31-2012, 03:56 AM
http://www.abload.de/img/isof201219ykesl.jpg

Paratroopers float towards the water as the U.S. and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) demonstrating their combined combat capabilities outside the Tampa Convention Center. The demonstration featured SOF forces from ten different nations "assaulting" mock enemy positions and rescuing "hostages" next to the convention center, both on land and in the bay. Boats, assault vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, helicopters and other aircraft were involved in the rescue scenarios as Special Operators from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force work alongside SOF from partner nations around the world. JAY CONNER/STAFF

http://www.abload.de/img/isof201209klfl7.jpg

Two speedboats fire on a third during Wednesday's demonstration at the Tampa Convention Center, site of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and the International Special Forces Week gathering.

http://www.abload.de/img/isof201210xqihd.jpg

A U.S. Army soldier who did not want to be identified is seen in a Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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A Blackhawk helicopter flies past downtown Tampa as the U.S. and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) demonstrating their combined combat capabilities outside the Tampa Convention Center. JAY CONNER/STAFF


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A Blackhawk helicopter flies past part of the crowd observing the U.S. and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) demonstrating their combined combat capabilities outside the Tampa Convention Center. JAY CONNER/STAFF


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Special Operations personnel parachute over downton Tampa during a drill on May 23, 2012.

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The Army and Coast Guard ran a drill, which gauges the response of special operations forces from the United States and nine other nations on Tuesday.

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A U.S. Army soldier who did not want to be identified hangs onto the door and platform of a Chinook helicopter as he looks for soldiers in the water during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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An Australian soldier is seen in the back of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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A soldier climbs back into a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter after being plucked from the water during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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A U.S. Army soldier who did not want to be identified is seen in a Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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A U.S. Army soldier who did not want to be identified is seen in a Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Tampa. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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Australian soldiers and other soldiers wait in the back of a Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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Australian soldiers gather for a meeting prior to jumping out of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

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Australian soldiers and others are seen in the water after jumping out of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter during a drill Wednesday, May 23, 2012. CHRIS URSO/STAFF

razorback 7.62x51
05-31-2012, 10:23 PM
NIIICE photos.^

mike golf mike
06-01-2012, 09:10 AM
awesome pics

lightfire
06-02-2012, 07:32 AM
Latvian, Lithuanian and US SOF in Zabul province:

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santana
06-03-2012, 04:03 AM
Fuerzas Comando 2012


Fuerzas Comando, established is 2004, is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored special forces skills competition and senior leader seminar which is conducted annually in Central and South America and the Caribbean. The 9th annual event is a military skills competition, which is aimed to strengthen regional and multinational cooperation, mutual trust enhance training readiness and interoperability of special forces in the region.





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A member of the United States team practices for the stress test portion of the Fuerzas Comando competition, today at the Colombian National Training Center in Tolemaida.






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A member of the United States team practices for the stress test portion of the Fuerzas Comando competition, today at the Colombian National Training Center in Tolemaida.



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A member of the United States team practices for the stress test portion of the Fuerzas Comando competition, today at the Colombian National Training Center in Tolemaida.






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDgAzIVWfZQ&feature=colike

Ravage
06-07-2012, 04:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8w5MUYGmrI&list=PL77F409103AE000B3&index=5&feature=plpp_video

santana
06-08-2012, 04:42 PM
http://i.imgur.com/tOru8.jpg








A member of the U.S. special operations forces competes in the rifle qualification event for Fuerzas Comando, June 7, 2012, at the Colombian National Training Center. Fuerzas Comando, established in 2004, is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored special forces skills competition and senior leader seminar which is conducted annually. This event is aimed at enhancing training and strengthening regional and multinational cooperation, mutual trust, readiness and interoperability of special operations forces in the region. Special Operations Command South serves as the U.S. execution agent for the exercise.

santana
06-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Fuerzas Comando 2012

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A U.S. special forces sniper team searches the target area for movement during the snaps and movers shooting event, June 8, 2012, at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida.





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A U.S. special forces sniper patiently waits for a target to appear during the snaps and movers shooting event, June 8, 2012, at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida.





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A U.S. special forces soldier loads his sniper rifle during the FBI “T” shoot event, June 7, 2012, at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida.





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A U.S. special forces soldier helps troubleshoot a malfunctioning sniper rifle from the Dominican Republic at the FBI “T” shoot event, June 7, 2012, at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida.