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AIR COMMANDO SAVES LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN

On 10 March, 2009, Staff Sgt. Zachary Rhyner received the Air Force Cross in a Pentagon ceremony, becoming the third Airman to receive this award in the Global War on Terror – and the first living recipient. His story is told below in this Air Force News Service article from 24 December, 2008.

 

COMBAT LIFESAVERS ARE A NECESSITY

The figures in this article are as of 3March, 2009. – Ed.

 

807 TROOPS COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED

QUICK THINKING, TEAMWORK, HELP NAVIGATE TANKER CREW OUT OF TROUBLE

“THIS IS SHELL 73, EMERGENCY!”

“Any aircraft, any station, this is Shell 73. Emergency. We’ve lost complete navigational capability. Request assistance.”

WORLD’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF Part I

Soldier of Fortune was at full force at the May 2009 NRA Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. We met with Sheriff Joe Arpaio for two afternoons to interview America’s most controversial hard-core sheriff, and particularly to discuss his hard-core illegal immigration policy. This is a guy SOF had to meet.

BAY OF PIGS: FAILURE EXPOSED

WHY DID THE CIA PROCEED WITH A BROKEN PLAN?

The Cold War was fully underway. The two great superpowers were in a military standoff, but surrogate forces were in conflict in various parts of the world.

 

SAS TAKES ON BOMBERS

SAS troopers carried out their first major parachute operations since the 1956 Suez Crisis in Iraq, targeting insurgent leaders and bomb-making factories.

 

TOO FEW, TOO FAR

The Falklands War of 1982 was one of the defining conflicts of the decade. The United Kingdom fought a war practically on its own thousands of miles from home. However, the conflict spread wider – and included the island of South Georgia, a small island several hundred kilometers east of the Falklands, where Royal Marine Section Commander George Thomsen would become a legend. Twenty-two Royal Marines engaged an overwhelming Argentinean invasion force.

DOUBLESTAR’S NEW .45 ACP

Not long ago I was telling a friend that I wondered who would be next to offer a model 1911 pistol. After all, the 1911 is the pistol that seemingly will “never die.” Think about it. In less than two years, the 1911 will be a century old, yet this gun is a hundred times more popular now than it was many years ago.

KIFARU’S RHINO-TOUGH MILITARY GEAR

“TRAVEL LIGHT, FREEZE AT NIGHT”

Any soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who ever did Ranger school, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC), Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS), or Recon, or has any light infantry background, knows these words.