Operators Operating Operationally.

This is a military blog that features pictures and videos of weapons, vehicles, and the individuals who use them on a daily basis.
I find a portion of these pictures from military_armies. Thanks to him for letting me use so many of his great photos.
Enjoy.

Preparing for Intervention.

Some 850 troops from 5 South African Infantry Battalion underwent jungle warfare training in the Port St Johns area March 3-21, 2014, in preparation for deploying to the Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo in May.

Austrian firing his G3.

Austrian firing his G3.

American GI in Vietnam with experimental AN/PVS-2 Night Vision Scope.

American GI in Vietnam with experimental AN/PVS-2 Night Vision Scope.

dannydorf:

EOG (EriOperatsioonide Grupp)/ESTSOF (Estonian Special Operation Force)

Estonian Defence force- Small, but deadly. Estonians have always been small in numbers, but a nation who knows how to fight. Throughout the history we’ve been conquered by nations who were greater in numbers and we fought under their colors(Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia) and now as an independent nation and a member of NATO we’re here to kick ass and take names.

Long live Estonia.

(via godandguns)

Guess which one started the fire.

Guess which one started the fire.

In the bush.

Belgian Special Forces operatives train in Benin.

i thought this blog was about operators not tanks

Well my illiterate anon, the top half of the description of my blog is as follows: "This is a military blog that features pictures and videos of weapons, vehicles, and the individuals who use them on a daily basis."

If I feel like teaching my followers about a goddamn tank, I’m going to write and post a short article on that goddamn tank and if you don’t like it I’d suggest you unfollow this blog right now, because all I’m going to do is disappoint you with an inherent lack of eye candy for you to slap your balls to.

Australian spec ops.

Australian Army special forces soldiers from the 2nd Commando Regiment, prepare to fire on an enemy target during a training scenario at Majura Training Area, Canberra.

A Syrian soldier aims his PKM machine gun from a foxhole during a firepower demonstration.

A Syrian soldier aims his PKM machine gun from a foxhole during a firepower demonstration.

The M163
Because when your APC’s start to go obsolete, why not just fill the crew compartment with huge stashes of ammunition for a 20mm Vulcan gatling cannon? 
All jokes aside, the M163 was designed to be a competitor to the ZSU-23-4, AKA the “Shilka”. They were used to support ground units from aerial attacks, but were also used as indirect support weapons, firing on anything they could depress their guns far enough to shoot. Overall, the M163 “VADS” had an unimpressive career as mobile AA. It was later replaced by the M1097 Avenger and the M6 Linebacker.

The M163

Because when your APC’s start to go obsolete, why not just fill the crew compartment with huge stashes of ammunition for a 20mm Vulcan gatling cannon? 

All jokes aside, the M163 was designed to be a competitor to the ZSU-23-4, AKA the “Shilka”. They were used to support ground units from aerial attacks, but were also used as indirect support weapons, firing on anything they could depress their guns far enough to shoot. Overall, the M163 “VADS” had an unimpressive career as mobile AA. It was later replaced by the M1097 Avenger and the M6 Linebacker.

soldierporn:

Red Teams Crew: Know your enemy.

[Top] Airmen from the 133rd Security Forces Squadron play the role of aggressors in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

[Center] Airman 1st Class Bronson Scheff secures Master Sgt. Robben Todd during a refresher Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training exercise.

[Bottom] Staff Sgt. Justin Schmidt secures the hands of an Airman. Schmidt, along with other 133rd SFS personnel, provided a sense of realism for Airmen from the 109th Airlift Squadron and 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron during the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training exercise.

(U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren, 12 APR 2014.)

Woah woah woah, you're telling me you're an airborne army ranger and part of MARSOC, how did that work out?

I applied my critical skills.

that doesn't even make sense wtf?

I was referring to this gem: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0d6_1395615850

Also, the first MOS, 0372, is a Marine critical skills operator, while the 0352 is an Anti-Tank specialist.

manipulate the acronyms in CSO and AT and you come up with CAT

You a chairborne ranger?

I’m an airborne ranger MOS 0372 EOD team specialist but I used to be a 0352. Guys in my unit call me the “C.A.T.”