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Take a knee, Squaddies! Back in January, we were lucky enough to partner with our friends at Stack-Up.org for our first Air Assault! The idea was simple: take a couple of lucky veterans from the Squad community and get them in the game. With the help of Animatrik, whom we've previously visited, we've done just that. Getting all the best people into the same room pays off and we couldn't be happier with the results! We were a bit overwhelmed by the response and it was tough to pick just two winners: Squad's community is filled with some of the toughest, most humble, good-natured military professionals we've had the pleasure of meeting. William Bee from the USMC jumped at the chance to show us his moves. His favorite games, which include Arma 3, Battlefield 4, and Squad (of course) help him keep in touch with friends, relax a bit, and spend time with his son, who's also an avid gamer. You also might recognize him from some other publications. When he's not playing Squad, he likes to watch Karmakut and DevilDog Gamer get their streaming on. Daniel (Harry) Holcroft, from the Australian Defence Force, has spent time deployed in Iraq, Timor Leste, and Afghanistan. These days, though, he prefers to spend a little more time playing Escape from Tarkov and Squad, with a solid background in Arma 3. If he's not gaming, you might catch him checking out streams from CowboyChuck, DeadlySlob, DesmoLocke, pcat101, or RussUK. Both of these fine fellas have first-hand knowledge of the world Squad showcases and they really brought the sort of experience that makes the game live and breathe -- especially after putting the guys through the paces. If you'd like to know more about their background, be sure to check out this article on Stack-Up.org. As you can see, we gathered a mix of animations while the guys were there. The pros really know how to move, both on the field and off. Check out this pristine tactical movement: Now that we have all that awesome capture data, we can get it to the developers, animators, and artists for all the hard work that goes into making it game-ready. Look for updates in an upcoming Recap. It was truly an honor to be part of the Air Assault. We cannot wait to work with Stack-Up.org again! A huge thank you to Animatrik, our veterans, and the Squad community for working so hard to support Squad. If you'd like to get involved with Stack-up.org as an individual or a group, you can start here. Offworld Out.
Hey Squaddies! We know Stack-Up.org needs no introduction among Squaddies -- you all absolutely crushed it during Veterans Day -- but did you know about their Air Assaults program? What could be more awesome than Air Assaults? The opportunity to be part of one, of course! Stack-Up and Squad are back together to bring two veterans from our amazing community into the game. Like, really, really into the game. We're honored to be able to offer the opportunity for two lucky folks to join us for a motion capture session. Stack-Up is going to transport a couple of lucky veterans out to Vancouver this March for the full Tron treatment. If you remember our last motion capture session, you know there's no better place than Animatrik and we're pleased to be going back. How can you get involved? Our amazing partners, who have made our work with Stack-Up such a success, will be providing the application until February 4thduring their streams, directly to the community that makes it all possible. You can find them here: Want in? Tune in! HAYNICK31 will be broadcasting the FEAR ACADEMY v FULL+PROG ISKT match on 1/21/2018 @ 9:30 AM PT JohnnyOmaha presents the Weekly Modding Roundup on 1/20/2018 @ 11:30 AM PT and NAS 1/21/2018 @ 5:00 PM PT. Karmakut will be broadcasting on his new stream schedule. DesmoLocke will be performing DesmoLockely. Aww yeah. So, what do you say? Want to really get into Squad? Prove it! Tune in, sign up, and sound off at us @JoinSquad. Don't forget to get your passport ready! (Whoa! Did you read all that on the forums? As a special reward, the link is bit dot ly/FastRope ) Please note that the Air Assault is only open to military veterans residing in the USA or Canada. A valid passport may be required! All entries must be completed by 2/4/2018. Offworld Out.