The Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) is a 12-day course offered at #USArmy Lightning Academy, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks East Range, Hawaii designed to focus on #army jungle mobility training, waterborne operations, combat tracking, jungle tactics, survival training, and situational training #exercises at the squad level. (U.S. Army Video by Sgt. Effie Mahugh/28th Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army and Latvian Special Forces practiced high-altitude, low-opening (HALO) jumps in Latvia on 18 June 2020. During a HALO jump, operators free fall from high altitudes (upward from 10,000 feet) before opening their parachutes close to the ground. This technique, pioneered by Green Berets during the Vietnam War, allows for rapid, discreet insertion of special operations forces.