The letters ATW are printed on shoulders and calved on several
of the styles in the various HALO collections. ATW refers to
Aaborg Tactical Wing, the name of the building at the Air Force Base
Aalborg, where the parachutes from the Special Forces are
repaired and approved.
The parachutes are made of nylon, and all ATW styles are
tech-wear of synthetic, dry fit materials.FACT!
The elite special operations force is extremly selective and com-
petitive; thus, it is very demanding, both mentally and physically,
to enter the selection course to become an elite soldier. Approxi-
mately 10% pass the program and become a full member of the