Video Mountain Operations - In this video members of the 10th Special Forces Group conduct mtn training. (U.S. Army, 1 August 2017).

Video Mountain Operations – 10th SFGA

November 20, 2017 SOF News 0

Video Mountain Operations. This short 2-minute long video provides some classic views of Soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group conducting Mountain Operations training using helicopters, climbing walls, mountain ATVs, and – of course – real mountains. Special Forces Mountain […]

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) personnel conduct range firing drills with 249 and 240 machine guns. (Photo by PFC Johnathon Carter, MISO-OIR, 28 Sep 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20171119

November 19, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171119 – Passing of Hermann Adler, JSOC member to be DoD executive, JSOC Cdr visits CTC at West Point, MG Kraft (USASOC) address to MOAA, SOF units at breaking point, ‘Light Footprint’ counterterrorism strategy, UK special forces units […]

ATP 3-96.1 SFAB

ATP 3-96.1 Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB)

November 18, 2017 SOF News 0

ATP 3-96.1, Security Force Assistance Brigade is due to be published (final version) in January 2018. The Army Techniques Publication – ATP 3-96.1 provides doctrinal guidance and direction for how the security force assistance brigade (SFAB) plans, prepares, and executes […]

10th Special Forces Soldiers participate in Exercise Flaming Sword 2016 held in Lithuania in May 2016. (U.S. Army video).

10th SFGA and Exercise Flaming Sword 2016

November 17, 2017 SOF News 0

Video of exercise Flaming Sword 2016 starring Soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). The 10th SFGA Green Berets are participating in a tactical scenario during Exercise Flaming Sword 2016 held in Lithuania. (U.S. Army video, 2016, 1 minute-long). […]

SF soldier from SOTF-A waits for nightfall prior to start of operation in Alingar district, Laghman province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo, Sep 4, 2016).

Special Operations News Update 20171117

November 17, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171117 – SOF’s MWDs, AAR of ZAPAD 2017, lecture at USSOCOM by book author, movie actor workout program, Afghanistan’s GCPSU, Soldier dies in Kuwait (Nov 14), review of Hollywood movies about Vietnam, coup in Zimbabwe (?), new […]

Soldier from the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado prepares for a night static line parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, U.S. Army, October 24, 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20171115

November 15, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171115 – Cdr of SOD-Central profiled, TV military dramas reviewed, death of Tom Hudner, achieve Green Beret fitness, more details on Niger attack on SF team, UK’s “Special Forces Club”, four U.S. soldiers wounded in Afghanistan, and more. […]

A MEDEVAC crew conducts training during exercise Southern Strike 2018 in Mississippi. (Photo from U.S. Army National Guard video by SPC Jovi Prevot, November 2, 2017).

Video – Southern Strike 2018

November 14, 2017 SOF News 0

Video – Southern Strike 2018. A large-scale, joint multi-national combat exercise incorporating various units from the special operations community is a vehicle for providing tactical level training for full spectrum conflict. The exercise was conducted in November 2017 in southern […]

Afghan soldier undergoing Commando training at Camp Morehead, Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by RS HQs, Nov 11, 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20171113

November 13, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171113 – Language and culture training for the Army, medical care for 19th SFGA redeploying from Afghanistan is lacking, CANSOF and mental health challenges, Special Operations Policy Forum 2017, Drone Warriors, video on Afghan Special Service Forces, […]

Afghan Commando Trainee during training at the Commando Qualification Course. Photo by Senior Airman Sean Carnes, NATO Special Operations Component Command - Afghanistan (NSOCC-A) on November 7, 2017 at Camp Commando.

Afghanistan Update 20171110

November 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghanistan Update 20171110 – Thomas Ruttig writes on current conflict, Pakistan’s border fence, NATO troop increase, the third “A” in TA3E, Pakistan still not helpful, reducing voter fraud, getting the Taliban to the negotiating table, 16,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan […]

Members of the 321st Special Tactics Squadron (STS) perform a free fall parachute jump from an MC-130J Commando II. (Photo by Staff Sgt Philip Steiner, USAF).

Special Operations News Update 20171109

November 9, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171109 – ANASOC graduates more SF soldiers, Russia’s EW Spetsnaz, 1st SFGA Soldier saves local mans life, 1st SFGA WO recovers from severe wounds and resumes SF career, and more. Taliban’s Special Forces Unit. Afghan SF Soldiers Graduate. […]

Angel Thunder 18.1 - U.S. Air Force pararescue men with the 58th Rescue Squadron prepare for exfil during the Angel Thunder 17 exercise. (Photo USAF Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos, May 11, 2017).

Angel Thunder 18 – Biannual PR Exercise

November 7, 2017 SOF News 0

Angel Thunder 18 is a personnel recovery event that is held twice a year (May and November) in the United States southwest. The Combat Search and Rescue exercise is staged out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Personnel from […]