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Kinship: Sailor and FDNY

Posted in Military Impressions on April 20, 2009 by stukaph

And the bond between the SEALs and El Barrio’s Bravest has persevered. The firehouse quickly gained a reputation as a safe haven for SEALs, and even soldiers who have no connection to Murphy will often spend a night at Engine 53, Ladder 43 when they are on leave in New York.

“In a way, it’s still a tribute to Mike,” said Capt. Al Hagan of Ladder 43. “And it’s our way of showing these guys that we appreciate what they do. Our firehouse is their home.”

Article: War Hero’s Spirit Fills Bravest Hearts (NY Daily News)

My brother was a FDNY firefigther

My brother was a FDNY firefigther

Operation Kentucky Jumper

Posted in Military Impressions on September 19, 2008 by stukaph

MA’LAAB DISTRICT, AR RAMADI, IRAQ. Delta Platoon executed a broad spectrum of combat operations in and around Ramadi. They patrolled bravely through the city streets engaging in firefights while on other occasions, they ambushed insurgent mortar teams near the banks of the Euphrates River. SEAL Team 3 accounted for 84 enemy fighters killed in action and the detainment of numerous insurgents. Most notably, the Army Infantry, Navy SEAL and Iraqi Army combined force helped to pacify the most violent city in Al Anbar province, setting conditions for the Sunni “Awakening”.

“A lot of people, even in the SEAL community, thought Ramadi couldn’t have been won without Navy SEALs. Don’t you believe it. Those brave soldiers and marines would have taken Ramadi without us. Had we not been there, a lot more of them would have been killed doing it. We’re very proud of our role in supporting them.”

−Lieutenant Commander John Willink, Task Unit Commander, Seal Team Three

ST3 Marksman

Enroute to provide sniper overwatch position with Iraqi Army Scout.

Enroute to provide sniper overwatch position with Iraqi Army Scout.

M79 known as the "Thumper".

M79 known as the "Thumper"

Scud Hunters

Posted in Military Impressions on August 6, 2008 by stukaph

Impression was inspired by the 1st Special Forces Operation Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D) during the 1991 OP: Desert Storm. The U.S. Army’s Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D), better known as Delta Force, and the British Special Air Service (SAS) were selected to operate behind enemy lines. Reconnaissance and surveillance teams went hundreds of miles inside western Iraq and attacked the SCUD infrastructure. The U.S. element was assigned as its hunting ground the area northwest of Highway 10 near Al Qaim, Iraq known as “Scud Boulevard”.

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Day Ops

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Day Ops

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Day Ops

Delta Force "Great scud hunt" Night Ops

Photo: Recon25

In humble silence…

Posted in Military Impressions on August 6, 2008 by stukaph

“In humble silence lies a team of warriors”….. a catchphrase on one of the poster that portrays the Philippine Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG). The concept of the impression in this photo was inspired by this special breed of men of the Philippine Navy Seals also known by their foreign counterparts and in their brotherhood as “RP Seals” or “PH Seals”.

Philippine Navy Seal

Philippine Navy Seal

Men with Green Faces

Posted in Military Impressions on August 5, 2008 by stukaph

Vietnam War era Seal’s Radioman impression whereby the Teams were best known as ‘Men With Green Faces” coined by the Viet Congs operating in the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam war era US Navy Seal

Men in Black

Posted in Military Impressions on August 5, 2008 by stukaph

An impression inspired by the Scout Ranger (Named after both the Alamo Scouts and US Army Ranger), known officially as the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSSR), is the Philippine Army’s premier Special Forces unit and specializes in anti-guerilla warfare. The regiment has been boasted as one of the world’s best anti-guerilla fighter in Asia. They are the men clad in black fatigues, berets (the men in black) depicting the skin of the “Musang” (Panther) whose image appears in every ranger patch sewed in the shoulders of their fatigues. As their saying goes “We don’t just lead, WE STRIKE!!!”

Philippine Scout Ranger