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A special forces unit member fires down-range during an exercise at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., Nov. 8, 2012. The range is one of Air Force Special Operations Command's premiere training facilities and is utilized by multiple agencies and branches of the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom)
27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
Photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom
Date Taken:11.08.2012
Location:CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, NM, US
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:icon68dusty:
68Dusty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
gad damnit i hope i can make it there one day...
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Wearin-Plaid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Like the Bandana
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:iconariescis:
Ariescis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why S.F. soldiers wear those "plastic" helmets?
How the hell can they wear those earphones that apparently block the surrounding sounds which could alert you?
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OperationalOperator Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Those "earphones" are his commo, man. It'd be a bitch to talk on a radio without them, and they aren't like those Bose noise-canceling headphones. You can still hear what's going on around you.

Those guys are pretty practical. They wouldn't wear it or use it if it meant they couldn't do their job. lol
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:iconariescis:
Ariescis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought so.....
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:iconwearin-plaid:
Wearin-Plaid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Those helmets look cool. That's why
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:iconariescis:
Ariescis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they sure do!
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:iconminiyippo:
Miniyippo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope this helps [link] from what I'm seeing the operator is wearing an ops-core FAST helmet. You can search that up also if you want more information on that helmet itself.
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:iconariescis:
Ariescis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for that! it explains a lot of my questions not only anout the helmet. thanks!
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Miniyippo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries ;D
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:iconasephyx:
asephyx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I knew I was in the military too long when the first thing I noticed was how dirty that weapon is.... :(
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Totes-Mcgoats Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I agree with both of your guy's statements. boot!
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:iconmousedenton:
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
And how clean the uniform is? xD
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:iconinumew1:
inumew1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
I can't stop loving it :D
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:iconmatsw007:
matsw007 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
very nice
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
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Matt-Henegar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
so, who took this photo?
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:iconmatt-henegar:
Matt-Henegar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
oh, just saw in the description.... my bad
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:iconedeneue:
Edeneue Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
This makes me happy.
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:iconakurion:
akurion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Paint rounds. Imagine paintball but with real guns.

Sting like hell if you get hit below your armor.
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:iconbeta368:
BETA368 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Would be nice if they had guns specifically for paint rounds, lots of countermeasures to keep you from using real rounds or modifying it to do so, I wonder if someone will get that right.
It'll never happen, the liberalization of the U.S. has seen to that, maybe if California sank into the ocean...
Paintball and whatnot is just too quiet.
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder what the blue tips on the bullets are for ?
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:iconedeneue:
Edeneue Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
"Paint rounds. Imagine paintball but with real guns.

Sting like hell if you get hit below your armor." - ~akurion
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the info :)
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:iconcaptdax:
CaptDax Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Love the SAW...
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:icondevildog84:
DevilDog84 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Blue tip rounds?
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:iconcavalier-renegade:
cavalier-renegade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sim-rounds. Like a paintball but much faster and accurate
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:icondevildog84:
DevilDog84 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oh....like Simunition?
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cavalier-renegade Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly
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:icontechnologic123:
Technologic123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
SAAWWWW.....SAAAAAAWWWWWWWW


UTM rounds sting like a motherfucker.
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
WOW! What an amazing capture you have here! Really brilliant work!
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Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice photo!
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boricuanart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great photo this is a wonderful picture
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Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
how mcuh do the training rounds cost?( and where can you get the;if civilians can)
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MaroManiac Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I don't think civilians can get the same type of training as military. For us, we're TOLD to do it, but it's completely paid for.


on a side note, I have friends stationed in cannon :D
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Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
well that sucks. you could make your own "paint ball bullets". (paint "balls" in the shape of a bullet. (just need a mold and some laytex and paint)...
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Jarlerus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oddly shaped shell casings. The metal is different too.
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:iconjarlerus:
Jarlerus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
*learnt something* =)
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:iconweresmyothersok:
weresmyothersok Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
they are dummy rounds. they have no powder and are one solid piece
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Yakhashe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Those are rather blank rounds, which contain gunpowder but no bullet. NATO color code for blank rounds is light blue. Dummy rounds are copper-colored.
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weresmyothersok Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
i cant find pictures of them right now, but the dummy rounds that i used were painted silver and had blue caps. this isnt the same, but they are similar to this [link]
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mrfu709851 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fact that there are casings flying out of the weapon from firing means they cannot be dummy. Just an observation...
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weresmyothersok Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
i see your point and am now utterly confused. i now have no idea what rounds we were using. they were painted just like these but were randomly placed in the magazines to test our proficiency with SPORTS. they had ribbs in them that made them either jam or misfeed every time. i hope you know what im talking about
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mrfu709851 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, we us them all the time for SPORTS and whatnot. Ours look like orange rubber though.
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drowblade69 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
they are sim round, basically paint bullets for force on force training or working up to close quarter live fire in urban ops.
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mrfu709851 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

There ya go, solves that little debate!
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:iconweresmyothersok:
weresmyothersok Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
it does, thank you
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:iconjarlerus:
Jarlerus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Neat.
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