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.

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Everyone has seen or heard of the green furniture on Kalashnikov’s in the past months. Though, few people are aware of their origin, or as to why they’re so rare.
It turns out that Izhevsk had churned out hand fulls of these weapons in order to present to Border Guards as a reward for their extreme service. These rifles would often be given to them personally by Mikhail Kalashnikov himself, often in a ceremonious atmosphere.
The man pictured is Ivan Vovk, who served in the invasion of Afghanistan, and later served as border patrol between Russia and Ukraine. According to his records, he had stopped twenty eight tress passers withing two years by himself, and four additional offenders of state border regulations.

For premium service comes premium awards.

Everyone has seen or heard of the green furniture on Kalashnikov’s in the past months. Though, few people are aware of their origin, or as to why they’re so rare.

It turns out that Izhevsk had churned out hand fulls of these weapons in order to present to Border Guards as a reward for their extreme service. These rifles would often be given to them personally by Mikhail Kalashnikov himself, often in a ceremonious atmosphere.

The man pictured is Ivan Vovk, who served in the invasion of Afghanistan, and later served as border patrol between Russia and Ukraine. According to his records, he had stopped twenty eight tress passers withing two years by himself, and four additional offenders of state border regulations.

Rule #17: Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees. Practice reloading one-handed and off-hand shooting. That’s how you live if hit in your “good” side.

Two pissed off and concentrated Finns throw high explosive ordnance towards advancing Russians during the Winter War.

Two pissed off and concentrated Finns throw high explosive ordnance towards advancing Russians during the Winter War.

Technicals.

With the term originating in the 1990’s during the United States occupation of Somalia for local fighters paid with “Technical assistance grants” to protect personnel, “Technicals” has expanded to just about any truck full of armed personnel.

Technicals, a ubiquitous sight in middle eastern countries, are typically described as armed pick up trucks, sporting anything from recoiless rifles to machine guns. Many hi-speed-lo-drag operator types argue that these vehicles are the best way to operate in urban environments, as many vehicles can be armored subtly to keep a “gray man” dynamic, and can operate both on and offroad.

"The Maple Syrup Thief apprehended"
A joint-op military exercise between Canada and the United States during OP Northern Strike shows an imposed HVT Captured by American armed forces.

"The Maple Syrup Thief apprehended"

A joint-op military exercise between Canada and the United States during OP Northern Strike shows an imposed HVT Captured by American armed forces.

Can you hear me now? How about now?”

In a multinational joint strike exercise, known as “Northern strike” held in Michigan, USA. Pictured is a Senior Airman from the 148th Air Support Operation Squadron.

Canadian Riflemen in Kabul during OP Athena

Canadian Riflemen in Kabul during OP Athena

Russian soldier with AK-74 in a trench, presumably feeding himself.
All dem attachments though.

Russian soldier with AK-74 in a trench, presumably feeding himself.

All dem attachments though.

Netherlands soldiers wearing the “Chocolate Chip” Desert pattern of yesteryear.

Netherlands soldiers wearing the “Chocolate Chip” Desert pattern of yesteryear.

A Soviet AT-3 Sagger crew stands at attention.
The man standing to the left holds the launching platform, with the two men to his right carrying the NATO designated AT-3 rockets on their backs in their protective cases.

A Soviet AT-3 Sagger crew stands at attention.

The man standing to the left holds the launching platform, with the two men to his right carrying the NATO designated AT-3 rockets on their backs in their protective cases.

North Korean Anti-Tank teams practicing with 9K11 Malyutka (NATO Designation AT-3 “Sagger”) munitions.

North Korean Anti-Tank teams practicing with 9K11 Malyutka (NATO Designation AT-3 “Sagger”) munitions.

Those same Hungarian SF guys taking supposedly coordinated shots on different targets.

Those same Hungarian SF guys taking supposedly coordinated shots on different targets.

Welcome to the suck.

US Aircrew sitting inside of what looks to be an H-19 posing with his M2 Carbine.

US Aircrew sitting inside of what looks to be an H-19 posing with his M2 Carbine.

US Armed Forces gather outside of a crashed CH-34, presumably they were the cargo.

US Armed Forces gather outside of a crashed CH-34, presumably they were the cargo.