Supporting a Combat Balloon

03/15/2012
What is necessary to support a combat balloon in Afghanistan?  People often look at this picture and forget what it takes which is the focus of the slideshow. [caption id="attachment_35136" align="aligncenter" width="228" caption="U.S. Marines attached to Battalion Landing Team 3/8, Regimental Combat Team 8, launch the lofted communication balloon for…

A Recent Airdrop in Support of Afghan Operations

10/15/2011
10/15/2011: The air dropping revolution has been central to Afghan operations.  The new air dropping technologies –packing, delivery means, and enhanced accuracy – represent a key element of the wars of the past decade, which can be carried forward.  We need to take the best and leave the rest with…