Merry Christmas from Force Recon Airsoft!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
~Burton Hillis

Battle For The Hearts And Minds – Danfung Dennis

On July 2nd, 2009, 4000 US Marines of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade launched a major helicopter assault into an insurgent stronghold in the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan to break a military stalemate that had been reached with the Taliban.

Independent filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Company, as they were dropped 18km behind enemy lines to seize a key bridge. Within a few hours of landing, fierce fighting erupts and continues for the next three days, in which Lance Corporal Charles Sharp, from Adairsville, Georgia was was shot and killed by a Taliban fighter. After the initial fighting, the Marines search for the insurgents that killed Lance Corporal Sharp. Frustration sets in as the Marines try to fight a ghost like enemy and IED’s cut them off from resupply. The Marines objective is to secure and protect the population, but the Afghan villagers complain that the fighting has driven them into desert, bombing has destroyed their homes, and intrusive raids disrespect their culture. Trying to balance their roles between warriors and statesmen, the Marines struggle to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.

The footage was shot on a custom built rig, using a Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70 f/2.8 L lens, Sennheiser ME-66 and G2 wireless system, Singh-Ray variable ND filter, and Beachtek 2XAs mounted on a Glidecam 2000 HD with custom made aluminum ‘wings.’

For more information, visit DanfungDennis website.

FRAG Dublin Sends Aid to Philippine Flood Victims

ABS-CBN's Che Verendia and FRAG President Bobby Ludeña

ABS-CBN's Che Verendia and FRAG President Bobby Ludeña

From airsoft gaming to community service, FRAG Dublin, Ireland sent more than 20 boxes of assorted goods to the flood victims of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. Thousands of families were displaced and crops and properties worth millions of pesos damaged when floods caused by incessant rains hit the region last January 2009. Cagayan de Oro’s Force Recon Airsoft Group President Bobby Ludeña delivered the goods through  ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya, who were covering the disaster and at the same time, bringing relief to the people affected. A “big” thank you to our brothers in Ireland.

IDF Night Ops

IDF forces engages Hamas operatives in a night assault inside Gaza City. A clear picture about the reality of war.

More from the Gaza Conflict

More IDF Tavor Bullpup and other assorted weapons used at Operation Cast Lead.

Bullpup In Action

This video shows Israeli Defense Forces using the Tavor Carbines at Operation Cast Lead. It also shows IDF inside Gaza engaging Hamas in house to house combat.

Season’s Greetings…

Merry Christmas from Force Recon Airsoft, Inc.

Merry Christmas from Force Recon Airsoft, Inc.