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"The SFG Riggers belt is a fine compliment to hold up a leg iron for 24 hour patrols on the US Border... or any where this contractor travels. Thanks Dave!

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"There's no greater honor for a man to have the opportunity and the privilege to be the commander of such brave men and be associated with them, ... These men answered the call to duty conspicuous gallantry. Their bravery and heroism in the face of severe danger while fighting a determined enemy in the global war on terror was extraordinary"

- Rear Adm. Joseph Maguire, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, speaking on his SEALs calling at the Posthumous memorial for them, at the Punchbowl National Cemetary July 11th 2005

"The Bible tells us there is no greater love than to give your life to another. But to enter the line of duty and a hailstorm of bullets knowing you may not come out alive, that's something else entirely."

- Cmdr. Todd DeGhetto USN , Commander of Seal delivery Team One speaking on his SEALs calling at the Posthumous memorial for them, at the Punchbowl National Cemetary July 11th 2005

Midshipmen and cadets remain stronger and more aggressive than their male counterparts at civilian schools. They eagerly play sports such as rugby, boxing, karate, lacrosse, and football. They drive fast cars, usually sports cars. They play hard. They drink hard. They are physical, often abusive among each other. They are not trying to prove their manhood: they are celebrating their masculinity. They are competitive, often vulgar, and tough, and every citizen who may someday send a friend or relative into war should rejoice, because combat is competitive, vulgar, and tough, and they will be leading men in combat."

- James Webb, former Secratary of the Navy, 5th Marines USMC, Vietnam; Navy Cross Silver and Bronze Star Recipient

The "My Hero" line was created on request for the wives of our fighting soldiers as a way to show their support for there husbands.

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When combat pistol shooting alway's remember: Front Sight... Front Sight... FRONT SIGHT!

If you find yourself outnumbered, do not stay in one place AFTER you have fired at the enemy. The enemy will send men to try and outflank you. Keep 'em chasing draw them in Then "shoot and-scoot."

Once you're out of the box, stay out of the box!

Developed by the U.S. Army S.F. Fundamental principles, purposes, and techniques of Karate and Tae-Kwon-Do. Easy to read and follow. Accompanied by photographs and diagrams illustrating proper technique.

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Dear Valued Special Forces Customer

On June 28th and through the early part of July 2005, we saw trying times for the US Special Operations Forces Community with the loss of 17 US operators while extracting a SEAL recon element involved in Operation Redwing, in the Kandar Province of Eastern Afghanistan.

To the 16Oth Aviation unit and Air Force Pararescue(PJs) and Special Tactics Squadrons, the loss is tragic.

For the Navy SEALs this is a huge blow.

9 Operators of both SDV-1 and SEAL Team 1 lost some very noble and seasoned warriors.

Eight soldiers assigned to the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia:

  • Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio
  • Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minnesota.
  • Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tennessee
  • Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Connecticut.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Virginia
  • Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida

Nine Navy SEALs:

  • Petty Officer Mathew Axelson, 28, California
  • Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, California
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Oregon
  • Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr., 30, of Portville, New York
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, West Virginia
  • Petty Officer Second Class Eric Shane Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nevada

Axelson, Healy, Patton and Suh, Axelson were assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Fontan, Kristensen, Lucas, McGreevy and Taylor were assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Our hearts go out to their families units and loved ones for the loss and debt of gratitude we owe them. The Memorial services in Coronado, the Punch Bowl and Little Creek showed how the US Waterman sons sacrifice has given us strength through the courage the SEALs showed under fire and while evading capture. The surviving SEAL of the operation showed that training, resolve and kindness from an elder villager helped him to survive.

The loss is not a sign of weakness in the SOF communities. Rather I suggest to you all that it is symbolic of the collective resolve in our SOF brethren, which began with the Rangers and Minutemen of the Colonies 229 odd years ago, and will continue up, and through tomorrow.

The June 28th loss has showed the world that the United States combative operator is a force second to none and not to be taken lightly... But when the bullets fly - are as human as the next guy.

We trust after the preliminary damage reports come in that brother for brother, man for man, the Frogmen traversing those mountains that afternoon gave back to the Taliban in spades whatever they were dishing out before they went. We know it!

So during this, the month of remembrance of the importance and sacrifice our nation endured for independence, be sure to take a few moments and raise a glass in remembrance to the legacy all these fine men; their parents, wives, girlfriends and families - us.

For we will forever oblige them remember them honorably and serve all their memories well whenever we venture into harms way . it is, what operating is all about.

Like the SEAL spokesman said after recovering the last man...
"...Never defamed; NEVER disgraced!" [Were they....]

Hearty "Hoo-ahs" to 160th PJ and STS Brothers..
And a fond Hoo-yah SEALs

As always - good luck,

Dave Thomas
President

Special Forces Gear
specialforces@specialforces.com

BATTLE LOAD CARRY SYSTEM (BLoCS) GEN II
COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2005!

Fully convertible!

One system converts by adding or removing parts to form a chest harness, double plate carrier, single plate carrier, hydration backpack, belted H-harness, undershirt soft body armor, or full battle system.

System comes with full plate carrier/harness system, selection of pouches, and carry bag.

The Configuration Options

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  • BLoCS Chest Harness HC Split Front
  • BLoCS Chest Harness TC Split Front
  • Chest Harness with Hydration Harness
  • Double Plate Carrier / Quick Ditch
  • Single Plate Carrier / Quick Ditch
  • H-Harness with Padded Pistol Belt
  • Hydration Backpack
  • Undershirt IIIA or IIA Soft Body Armor

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  • Convertible Plate Carrier System Front and Back Plate
  • BLoCS Chest Harness HC (single M4) or TC (double m4 or M14/AK) Split Front
  • Chest Harness Bib
  • Internal Pocket Pistol Holster - Ambidextrous
  • PALS Claw Thigh Plate, Right and Left
  • System Carry Bag or Rolling Locker Bag
  • PALS Thigh Plate, Right and Left
  • Shoulder Harness, Flat Web
  • Hydration Bladder
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Crisscross shoulder straps, 2"
  • Spreader bar for above
  • Butt catch (Ambidextrous)
  • Split front Fastex adapter (MK3)
  • Split front Zippered adapter
  • Contoured Padded Pistol Belt
  • SERE Belt System with SERE Pouch
  • Undershirt IIIA or IIA Soft Body Armor

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Special Forces Gear continuously endeavors to create a unique line of military and law enforcement T-shirts catering to the special skills of todays operations forces.

Many of our custom-made designs are rendered in the tradition of the United States Special Operational Forces. Dating back to our war of independence, we refer to these creations as Skull Art or Death Heads. No political correctness, only the highest standards of professionalism.

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ParaBlanket

This is the most useful item you could ever own. Soldiers use their poncho liners as a blanket roll instead of, or in addition to, their sleeping bags. thus providing extra warmth and enabling them to survive in conditions that others could not.

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Flight Bag

Get your Flight Bag while supplies last, which is modeled after the bags Air Force fighter pilots use to secure and carry their Headgear. This bag is easily adaptable to civilian life; off-duty pilots also use their helmet bags to stow gear, personal travel, and as gym bags.

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Hawaii Remembers Fallen SEALs

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- A memorial service was held July 11 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, for five Sailors assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1, Pearl Harbor, who were killed while conducting combat and counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan.

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Ceremony honors SEALs killed in Afghanistan

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- Hundreds of sailors, Marines and veterans attended a tearful memorial service Monday to honor five Navy SEALS killed last month in related battle and rescue missions in Afghanistan.

The crowd filled the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific as the bagpipe sounds of "Amazing Grace" echoed inside the extinct volcanic crater known as Punchbowl.

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SUBJECT : Staying Alive

Civillans headed for the U.S Embassy in Baghdad attend a course that has them putting clips in a AK-47 and outwitting insurgents...

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. Until last month, Cheryl D. Lewis had never fired a gun. A civilian worker with the Department of Defense, she didn't even know how to hold one.

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California Minutemen?

CAMPO, Calif.Volunteers patrolled remote mountains outside San Diego for human traffickers and drug smugglers Saturday, launching a campaign modeled after an effort in the Arizona desert to draw attention to the nations porous border with Mexico.

Jim Chase, a former Arizona Minuteman volunteer who cut ties with that groups leadership, is leading California Border Watch, which mobilized Saturday to patrol a 26-mile rural stretch of rolling hills from Jacumba to Tecate through Aug. 7.

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