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Tactical TIPS -

The most important means of surviving a lethal confrontation, according to Cooper, is neither the weapon nor the martial skills. The primary tool is the combat mindset, set forth in his book, Principles of Personal Defense. In the chapter on awareness, Cooper presents an adaptation of the Marine Corps system to differentiate states of readiness:The color code, as originally introduced by Jeff Cooper, had nothing to do with tactical situations or alertness levels, but rather with one's state of mind. As taught by Cooper, it relates to the degree of peril you are willing to do something about and which...

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Tactical TIPS -

These tips are FREE and provided by OPSGEAR® The Gear Superstore! OPSGEAR® provided FREE training for military and police in close quarters and urban warfare from 2002-2012. These tips are not intended to be used as offensive techniques but STRICTLY as defensive measures to BREAK CONTACT with an aggressor. This is not a simple liability statement, it is a statement of getting OUT of trouble and surviving an assault! Don't forget our commercial Defensive Tactics DVD Available NOW

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Valor -

According to the dictionary a hero is: a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. For me this word has a few meanings that may relate to the official definition, but more importantly to me identifies a few actual faces. I have personally been on hundreds of 911 trauma calls where lives hung in the balance off cliffs, open water, frozen lakes and burning structures. I am reminded of one of my very best friends from the Dive Rescue team and our annual “Ice Diving” certification. We were required annually to perform two...

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Elite Units -

OPSGEAR® Presents: United States Air Force TACP  (pronounced TAC-P), is usually a team of two or more United States Air Force Tactical Air Controllers sometimes including an Air Liaison Officer (a qualified aviator), which is assigned to a U.S. Army combat maneuver unit, either conventional or special operational, to advise ground commanders on the best use of air power, establish and maintain command and control communications, control air traffic, act as an inter-service liaison, control naval gunfire, and provide precision terminal attack guidance of U.S. and coalition close air support and other air-to-ground aircraft. Along with being assigned to all...

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Elite Units -

The Special Air Service (SAS) was created by David Stirling in 1941. Conceived as a desert raiding force, the Regiment inserted behind German lines in Northern Africa, carrying out sabotage missions and wreaking havoc along Rommel's supply lines. The British Army's special forces unit, the 22nd Special Air Service regiment. Roles include Counter-Terrorism and reconnaissance. The SAS is one of the most renowned and respected special forces organizations in the world.Selection Phase 1 - EnduranceThe first phase of selection is known as the endurance or 'the hills' stage. This is the endurance portion of selection and not only tests a...

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