404th Civil Affairs Battalion

404th CA Bn (USAR) Maintains Airborne Skills

August 20, 2020 SOF News 0

By Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Clip, clip, snap … an Army Reserve paratrooper breathes heavily through his facemask while donning the harness of an MC-6 parachute. As the paratrooper adjusts his parachute, noises could […]

Military Freefall Association (MFFA)

February 16, 2020 John Friberg 0

The US Military Freefall Association is a collective of freefall parachutists, jumpmasters, and military freefall instructors bound by their common training, experience, and passion for military parachuting. The association seeks to promote an understanding of military freefall and to maintain […]

Special Forces HALO Jump

Video: Special Forces HALO Parachute Jump

March 5, 2018 SOF News 0

Watch a one-minute long video of members of the U.S. Army conduct a Special Forces HALO parachute jump from a helicopter. Video published March 2, 2018 by the U.S. Army posted on YouTube.com. www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXHn_sxmPMQ

U.S. Army Soldier conducting a High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachute jump. (Photo from U.S. Army Recruiting video, December 19, 2016).

Special Operations News Update 20161228

December 28, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161228 – “Will Trump Break the Special Forces”, video of U.S. Army parachute riggers, British SOF depending on charity, Belgium SOF aviation capability to grow, audio interview of book author, and more. Video – MOS 92R Parachute […]

Map of Southern Africa (derived from CIA map)

History – South African Para Raid on SWAPO

November 8, 2016 SOF News 0

In 1978 the South African government conducted a South African para raid against a South-West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) base in southern Angola. The base was a training and staging area for SWAPO to conduct military operations into Namibia (at […]