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January 20, 2006

Silly Military Tricks.

Some people will do *anything* for fun.

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Atlantic Coast (Jan. 17, 2005) – A SEAL delivery vehicle team (SDV) perform a fast-roping exercise from a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to the topside of Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769). The mission of the SDV teams includes clandestine insertion of SEALs, ordnance delivery, reconnaissance, and locating and the recovery of objects. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Davis J. Anderson

Yes. There *is* a tinge of envy in my typing this morning.

Air Force Ninjas!

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SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- An Airman with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing fires on an enemy position during simunition training at a forward-deployed location Jan. 17. Simunition training combines paint ball with live bullets that are slightly smaller than actual M-9 and M-16 bullets to prevent injury. Each bullet tip contains paint and detergent, allowing players to know when they are hit. When used with the high-tech helmet and body armor, simunition training allows troops to train under live-fire conditions while causing minimal injuries to participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang)