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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsmann View Post
    is a hi-res of this available?
    Hi Mate, No sorry i dont thats the only one i was able to find

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    Ecxellent pictures! Really dig the cammo patterns

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
    The guy on the left is Sergeant Patrick Behlke and the one manning the GMG is Specialist Roman Schmidt, KIA in Afghanistan on October 20 2008...

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    RIP to fallen, Great Pics

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    Default Afghanistan - ISAF



    [FONT=Verdana]German forces near Camp Marmal during a patrol outside of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan Nov. 2009. Germany is part of the 42-nation military coalition assisting the government of Afghanistan in the establishment and maintenance of a safe and secure environment, thereby facilitating the nation's reconstruction and stability. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German soldiers on a patrol outside of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. Dec. 2009. Germany leads Regional Command - North and is part of the of the 44-nation military coalition working to help Afghan authorities provide security and stability and create the conditions for reconstruction and development. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]FEYZABAD, Afghanistan -- German soldiers with Mobile Observation Liaison Team conduct a long term patrol in Keshem, Jan. 21. The Germans are helping ISAF in assisting the Afghan government in extending and exercising its authority and influence across the country, creating the conditions for stabilization and reconstruction. [/FONT]



    A German MP's on patrol in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan Nov. 2009. German forces are part of the 42-nation military coalition serving together supporting the overall NATO-led International Security Assistance Force's mission of assisting the government of Afghanistan in the establishment and maintenance of a safe and secure environment, thereby facilitating the nation's reconstruction and stability.




    [FONT=Verdana]MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afganistan - German Army Pvt. 1st Class Michael conducts a surveillance of a neighboring village, during a daily security patrol in the region. The patrols ensure safety and security for NATO forces and fosters good relations with Afghan locals.


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    [FONT=Verdana]FEYZABAD, Afghanistan - Members of the German Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team and 106 members of its protecti[/FONT][FONT=&quot]on company return to Provincial[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]Reconstruction Team Feyzabad after completing operation ARAGON in Archi district. During the misison the soldiers mentored the Afghan National Army.[/FONT]

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    KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN - Two German tankers wait for their convoy of German Marders to depart on a patrol.




    [FONT=Verdana]KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN - A German Gunner aboard a German Marder waits for his convoy to leave on a patrol.[/FONT]



    [FONT=&quot][/FONT] The German soldiers buckle up and secure all their gear in preparation of the rollover.





    German forces conduct IED training near Camp Marmal outside of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan Nov. 2009. Germany is part of the 42-nation military coalition assisting the government of Afghanistan in the establishment and maintenance of a safe and secure environment, thereby facilitating the nation's reconstruction and stability.





    [FONT=Verdana]FEYZABAD, Afghanistan - Members of the German Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team and 106 members of its protection company return to Provincial Reconstruction Team Feyzabad after completing operation ARAGON in Archi district. During the misison the soldiers mentored the Afghan National Army.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan - German soldiers break camp and prepare to head out during a Civil Military Cooperation mission. CIMIC is a link between Afghan locals and the military, helping them build schools and wells for the region.[/FONT]



    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan--A German soldier with the International Security Assistance Force German Operational Mentor and Liaison Team Six looks out the window during a patrol with 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 209th Corps, Afghan National Army at Mazar-e-Sharif, Feb. 11.

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    Default Afghanistan - ISAF



    [FONT=Verdana]International Security Assistance Force soldiers with the German Logistics Support Battalion 172 conduct a recovery task force training exercise outside Camp Marmal here, Feb. 27. [/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana]FEYZABAD, Afghanistan - A German soldier of Provincial Reconstruction Team Feyzabads Mobile Observation and Liaison Team conducts surveillance of the village duirng a security patrol.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afganistan - German Army Pvt. 1st Class Michael conducts a surveillance of a neighboring village, during a daily security patrol in the region. The patrols ensure safety and security for NATO forces and fosters good relations with Afghan locals. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan - A German soldier conducts surveillance during a Civil Military Cooperation(CIMIC) mission is Gazanak village. CIMIC leaders met with village elders and discussed current projects in the area and assessed possible future projects.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]FEYZABAD, Afghanistan - German soldiers of Provincial Reconstruction Team Feyzabad's Mobile Observation and Liaison Team conducts surveillance of the village duirng a security patrol.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan –German Army Soldiers, based out of Camp Marmal, conduct a surveillance of a nearby village, during a daily security patrol, where they met with elders. The patrols ensure safety, security and foster good relations with the Afghans.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan –German Army Soldiers, based out of Camp Marmal, interact with Afghan children during a daily security patrol, where they met with elders. The patrols ensure safety, security and foster good relations with the Afghans[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]German soldiers work to build relationships with local Afghans in Badakhshan Province. Germany leads Regional Command - North and is part of the of the 44-nation military coalition working to help Afghan authorities provide security and stability and create the conditions for reconstruction and development.[/FONT]

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    Default Heron UAS

    Sorry for the google translation.

    [FONT=Verdana]Since 17 [/FONT]March 2010 is the first Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) of the German air force in Afghanistan. With an interim Heron has the Air Force and the Regional Command North (North Region Command) has significantly improved capabilities, the events of the mission area enlighten.[FONT=Verdana]

    [/FONT]The UAS was from the Israeli defense companies Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) was developed and by the German company Rheinmetall logistical support. The training of the German operator in the handling and operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are held in Israeli development center the company IAI. The UAS is equipped with modern technology, such as high-resolution, pivoting infrared and television cameras. A radar device and a controller are provided via satellite. With Heron 1, the ISAF troops in northern Afghanistan now has the ability to have videos and pictures for tactical operation tours to near real time.





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    No helmets? Is it an old picture or just a "secure" area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IonBl View Post
    No helmets? Is it an old picture or just a "secure" area?
    Mazar is quite secure compared to Kunduz, also these pictures could be quite old, from 2006 or so.

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    Default The pledge

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    [FONT=Verdana]Das Gelöbnis[/FONT]

    Rund sechs Wochen nach Beginn ihres Wehrdienstes legen die jungen Soldaten ihr Gelöbnis ab. Sie geloben „der Bundesrepublik Deutschland treu zu dienen und das Recht und die Freiheit des deutschen Volkes tapfer zu verteidigen“. Der Ablauf eines Gelöbnisses ist überall gleich.

    [FONT=&quot][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana]The pledge[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    About six weeks after the start of their military service put the young soldiers from their vows. They promise "of the Federal Republic of Germany to serve faithfully and defend the rights and freedom of the German people brave". The expiration of a vow is the same everywhere.











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    [FONT=Verdana]KSK Photos – All previously seen on the old Special Forces thread, but thought they would be good on here and well worth seeing again










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    Default KSK Selection

    Some info on selection for the KSK - Not the best translation (google ) but still readable

    [FONT=Verdana]"Who wants to be the best should apply"[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Selection[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]With a 25-pound piece of stem in addition to luggage, walking pace two kilometers per hour. Every soldier heaves now 50 kilograms the steady rise in forest road up. All have decided for Carrying modes of the strain across the shoulders. The caravan is in motion. Slowly it goes up in the Black Forest. The sun has reached its highest level. It conjures glittering colors on the water droplets on the grass. The air is clear and fresh.[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    The soldiers do not look for it. They are busy with it. Is the strength and conditioning enough? The weight can be worn? How long the route will be? None of them knows it. Persevere, no matter how long everyone thinks. Not all part of creating this test. The attending medical officer will decide who must cancel due to health reasons. Exceeding the prescribed 30 seconds gap to the group is considered grounds for exclusion. In addition, each candidate command a card in his breast pocket, which he can draw for the abandonment. After little more than a kilometer, almost all on target. Finally, the tree trunks and bags are stored. Filed for the next task.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]2[/FONT]
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    An off-road trucks, two tons, is waiting for the group on the forest road uphill, but with the engine stopped. The task: Push. Commands such as "one, two, three push" can be heard. The full force of the individual is required. The truck moves slowly along the forest track up to slow. The seconds pass endless, the heads of the soldiers are red from the effort. A must chock ago, the vehicle is to be secured against the rollback. No strenuous gained inches back! Managed a block of wood is found, it secures the vehicle. Opportunity to pause for breath until it is again: "One, two, three schiiieeebt,". After this exhausting act dictated a command sergeant a computing task. Also work with physical exertion, the brain must clear an additional prerequisite to get into the circle of command sergeant major.

    Not eaten for about 20 hours was more. Only now a collection point is related. Time to send the equipment to eat, and rest. The food ration is limited to a half-man pack. In one package contained as many calories as a man consumed under high physical stress in 24 hours. Candidates are aware set to half rations, there is only water, as much as anyone needs. "The hunger is soon gone, everyone is preoccupied with himself, half a pack Hartkeks has given me in recent days," said Philip T. Like all other participants, he wears a number on a white armband. An aid to the management, doctors and psychologists who are watching the candidates from a distance. The darkness is not far off and with it they will march on, all night.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]3[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Rain has started. It pours out of watering cans. Big drop from leaves of the trees are added. Only a small spotlight illuminates the scene at the pond. The quiet hum of the generator mixes with the sound of water drops. Over the pond of a steel cable is tight. It waits for the candidate. Rope bridge called this nocturnal task. The soldiers are moving horizontally on the rope, pulling the arms and legs move that baggage "departs" with hooked on the rope. No easy task, effort and sense of balance are challenged to carelessness leads to crash in the wet element.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana]4[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]The Karlsruhe Ridge [/FONT]
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    Thursday 7.00 clock. [/FONT][FONT=Verdana]900 meters above sea level awaits the Black Forest with a beautiful sunrise. The view of the valley is breathtaking. The Grates Umklettern the Karlsruhe is one of today's tasks. Was named after this rock head of an oral tradition. Here hikers from the nearby Karlsruhe had crashed. The participants of the competition have in the past three nights, brought about 90 km behind him, some even more. This depended on the orientation of achievement, because from running creates additional kilometer. Night march in the group box, single march for hours, alone with your thoughts. The march route unknown, often led them back past the start, a challenge for the head. "I think only six hours in the rhythm," says Andrew L. However, he already knew yet what day is today. "I'm concentrating only on tomorrow, Friday." None of the participants has allowed to keep his arm Clock. [/FONT]
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    Seemingly countless tasks had to be resolved in the last days. Tasks, which are often not meaningful, but were intended by the management staff provided. Another effort is now before them, which also requires a lot of courage. While on the rope secured, but in freestyle climbing is to circumnavigate the Felsgrad. Not for the faint of heart or vertigo people! The faces of the soldiers speak volumes about the last days. Fatigue, effort, food and sleep deprivation have Ageing the young men apparently. The features are serious, but still determined.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]5[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana]Literally: "Long arms"[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    "Your job is to the canister and the sandbag as quickly as possible to contribute to the next iteration point. The type of carrying methods is up to them, the placement is allowed. The opening of the containers prohibited, "is the instruction of Stationsleitenden. The first soldier starts to move. The path leads uphill course again. Approximately one kilometer put the soldiers returned with their heavy cargo. The canister weighs 20 kilograms and the sandbag 15. Since the arms are proverbially long.

    Tomorrow, the efforts to an end. At last Friday, the last day of the aptitude test is within reach. Until then, some tasks will be fulfilled.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana]This time, nearly 50 percent were[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    Six days survival and pass-through behind the candidates. Extreme loads had to be overcome. Loads as abgefordern military special forces. Charges which can provide not bear any soldier. The balance of the passage in 2006, however, is highly gratifying. 48 candidates started on Sunday. On Friday 20 soldiers heard the encouraging result from the mouth of the KSK commanders: "You have passed". 10 soldiers were taken by the medical officer from the course, nine did not make the performance, nine candidates took the card and gave up with it.

    "All the participants have shown commendable performance. Most of them were much better prepared as a candidate in the past. I am very pleased that nearly 50% have overcome all obstacles. This exceptionally powerful and eager soldiers are determined good command soldiers, "Brigadier General Rainer Hartbrod it gets to the point.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana]Two who did it[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    Sebastian K.: "I had not thought that so much is marching. Worst of the box that we had was always there. " Tuesday was his opinion, the hardest day. He has brought the longest march route and a multitude of tasks. "I'm glad I did it," says the soldier from the Parachute troops.

    "I've learned to hate the Black Forest," jokes Christian L. The more he was pleased with the success. For the second time he is there. Anyone can repeat the second part of the aptitude test once, with the exception of those who have taken the card as a signal for surrender. "At first I was overtrained. This time I heeded the advice of a balanced training preparation, I have no blisters and hurt me nothing, "said the sergeant from the Army Air Force.[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana]Training in the KSK[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]

    After the existence of the selection process, applicants are placed in the special forces command. They go through under the auspices of the training and testing center (AVZ) their commando training, which after about two years ending with the status "Combat Ready" (fully operational). Then use a command use follows at least four years in command of one of the companies.[/FONT]

    Some Selection and Training Photos










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    just read entirely this thread .... WoW excellent pics thanks all

    hope to see more pics of wiesel, luch ...

    just a small request, is the helmet used by soldiers in A-stan are new acquisition? or it's a special use for this theater

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