160th SOAR at "Jackal Stone"

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia Members of a special operations assault team from Poland dash to the rear of an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, during fast rope insertion/extraction system training here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — An U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) prepares to land on a marked landing zone here, as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Special operations soldiers from Hungary depart from an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment here, during fast rope insertion/extraction system training as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Special operations soldiers from Croatia, Hungary and Poland depart from an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, here during fast rope insertion/extraction system training as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — An U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), stirs up yellow smoke as it prepares to land on a landing zone here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)
 

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Members of a special operations assault team featuring soldiers from Croatia, Hungary and Poland dash to the rear of an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, during fast rope insertion/extraction system training here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers particiapting. (Department of Defense photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — An U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), takes off as a special operations soldier from Poland provides security and overwatch during fast rope insertion/exertion system training here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise. The international special operations exercise taking place in Croatia, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Special operations soldiers from Croatia, Hungary and Poland conducts fast rope insertion/extraction system training from an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Members of a special operations assault team from Hungary huddles in a field as an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, flies in the background here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Special operations soldiers from Croatia, Hungary and Poland depart from an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, here during fast rope insertion/extraction system training as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers particiapting. (Department of Defense photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystom)
 

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Members of a special operations assault team from Poland dash to the rear of an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, during fast rope insertion/extraction system training, here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Special operations soldiers from Croatia, Hungary and Poland form a defensive perimeter as they prepare to board an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, here during fast rope insertion/extraction system training as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers particiapting. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — Special operations soldiers from Croatia, Hungary and Poland conducts fast rope insertion/extraction system training from an U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise held in Croatia. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crewchief assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) gives a pre-flight briefing to special operations soldiers from Croatia, Poland and Hungary before executing fast rope insertion/exertion system training here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise. The international special operations exercise, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability amongst the special operations forces of ten nations participating in the exercise. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)

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KOVACHEVO, Croatia — An U.S. Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), takes off as a special operations soldier from Poland looks on during fast rope insertion/exertion system training here as part of the Jackal Stone 2009 exercise. The international special operations exercise taking place in Croatia, co-organized by the Special Operations Battalion of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, is being conducted to enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the soldiers participating. (Department of Defense photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Nystrom)
 

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really nice video and photos. stupid question..when our men are home from whatever mission is needed. I know they train a lot, but that training have them in different countries as this great story along with in the US too. Guess what I am saying they go to what I call Retreats to do whatever xyz that is needed to help them keep themselves 100%
 
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