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Military News: A German Foreign Legion?

     Now this is interesting.  Germany has scrapped the whole conscription thing in favor of an all volunteer force. Now what they do to get recruits will be anyone’s guess?  France does the whole Foreign Legion thing, and here in the US we have about 29,000 non-US citizens serving in our military. Not to mention all the non-US citizens serving as contractors and subcontractors overseas.  There are many ways to build an army and keep it manned based on the requirements of the time. –Matt

Germany mulls foreign recruits for army

Only EU nationals to the Bundeswehr

Germany mulls foreign recruits for army


Germany could recruit foreigners into its army as part of a plan to ensure it has enough manpower now that conscription has effectively been scrapped, a defence ministry official said at the weekend.

“We have to broaden the regulations to allow residents in Germany to be recruited into the armed services, if they are suitable, even if they are not German nationals,” said a draft defence ministry plan, cited by Focus weekly.

A ministry official confirmed to AFP that this was one of the measures under consideration to “increase the attractiveness of army service.”

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Arizona: Resident Takes On Illegal Immigrants

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News: NGO’s to Deploy Airborne Medical Teams in South America

     I talked with some dude from this group awhile back. They found my info somewhere and were asking about smokejumping operations and developing their own air operation. It looks like they will finally be doing the South America air drop thing, to fix a runway near a remote village and do some remote medicine. Great concept, and I hope it takes off as it get’s more attention.

     SOAR will be doing a partnership with RAM, and it should be cool to see how this pans out. Hopefully no one breaks a leg doing this shit. ha ha

     Air Drop Assist is the training side of the operation. For a small fee, they will train you for paracargo and parachuting operations. This group is working with both RAM and SOAR, and these are the guys I think I talked with. -Head Jundi


This is a great little video about what they do.


SOAR to deploy airborne medical team in South America
On March 25th of 2008, SOAR will send its airborne trained medical personnel on an important mission in Guyana. SOAR, in partnership with RAM Airborne, will deploy medical and non-medical skydivers into remote areas of the Guyana. Read the rest of this entry »

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