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Jumping with US Marine Force Recon

Photo essay by Mark V. Lonsdale With U.S. Marines of Force Recon platoon at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC), Bridgeport, CA Marines preparing for a night static line jump into MWTC Pre-jump inspections. Main parachute on the … Continue reading

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Jumping Freefall Camera to Evaluate Jumpers

Mark Lonsdale in black, jumping camera with a former Navy SEAL and Leap Frog team member over Perris Valley, CA Mark Lonsdale jumping a 35mm Nikon and a 6mm digital Sony video camera  (1993) Freefall cameraman, Mark Lonsdale, flying a … Continue reading

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Testing High Altitude HALO/HAHO Military Parachute Rigs

Prior to high altitude jumps, all pilots and jumpers must go through training and assessment by an aero-medical high altitude physiology unit, plus make successful chamber runs to altitude Mark Lonsdale pre-jump from 30,000 feet. Jumpers will pre-breathe oxygen prior … Continue reading

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Convoy Security – Iraq & Afghanistan

The following paper is based on the author’s observations and experience in Afghanistan and Iraq as a military adviser and DoD security contractor from 2002 through 2008, while staying abreast of current operations and incidents through 2017.    CONVOY SECURITY In Semi-permissive War … Continue reading

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Physical Security & VBIED Blast Protection

The following paper was written by Mark Lonsdale while serving as a senior security consultant on a Department of Defense contract at a combined US/Iraqi military base north of Baghdad in early 2004.  This is also the period when the … Continue reading

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Armed Contractors in the Battle Space

The following paper was written for a December 2006 conference at the US Army War College hosted by the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), and later published in the October 2007 issue of the IPOA journal. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Convoy Security in a Semi-permissive War Zone (Iraq & Afghanistan)

The following paper is based on the author’s observations and experience in Afghanistan and Iraq as a military advisor and DoD security contractor from 2002 through 2006, while staying abreast of current operations and incidents through 2007.     By Mark V. … Continue reading

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Federal Gold Medal Berger 185 grain Juggernauts

By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU For shooters who do not have the time or inclination to hand load, Federal’s Match Grade ammunition has long been the staple diet for many of those shooters. Back in the 1980’s, when Federal … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indexing Your Scope Mounts

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Training Director While running the return to zero evaluations in the previous article, we decided to try moving the mount further up the rail to see if it made a difference. We were using an … Continue reading

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Which Applied Ballistics Mobile App or Firing Solution is Right for You?

By Mark V. Lonsdale STTU Training Director If you are involved in long range shooting, for competition, recreating, or taking care of “more serious business,” then you will be familiar with Applied Ballistics AB Mobile App for firing solutions. But … Continue reading

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