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Falling into history: ODA 074 makes first combat halo jump into Iraq

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The team, Operational Detachment - Alpha 074, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, went outside the box, electing to conduct the first combat standoff military free-fall insertion of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the vendor, the system provides parachutists with accurate navigation capabilities and enhanced situational awareness, allowing them to fly to their designated landing zones. Navigating under canopy using night-vision devices, using drop-zone assembly procedures, and using unmarked drop zones at night continues to build the team's confidence and prepares it for future combat MFF operations.

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									Falling into history: ODA 074 makes first combat halo jump into Iraq
Karla S Owen
Special Warfare; Nov/Dec 2008; 21, 6; Docstoc
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