weapons maintenance and repair facility - ANASOC instructor demonstrates how to do a function check on a MK 19, 40 mm grenade launcher at Camp Commando, Kabul, Afghanistan. (NSOCC-A photo by MSG Felix Figueroa).

ANASOC’s Weapons Maintenance and Repair Facility

August 15, 2018 SOF News 0

The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) has a new weapons maintenance and repair facility. ANASOC celebrated the opening of their very own weapons maintenance and repair facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are grateful to our government, Ministry […]

CDOQC Phase 1 RPG Training - An ANASOC instructor talks recruits through the principles of firing the RPG-7. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, July 30, 2018.

CDOQC Phase 1 – Afghan Commandos Train on RPG-7

August 14, 2018 SOF News 0

CDOQC Phase 1 The first phase – CDOQC Phase 1 – of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command’s (ANASOC) School of Excellence Commando Qualification Course (CDOQC) is on small arms weapons systems. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces […]

CV-22 from the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Emerald Coast outside Hurlburt Field. (AFSOC photo).

Special Operations News Update 20180813

August 13, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180813 – early history of the Army of Northern Virginia (ISA), video SF in Nangarhar, SF defeats ISIS in eastern Afghanistan, PKSOI going away (maybe), video of 7th SFGA Red Empire Week, Bill Cowen – covert operator, Leapfest […]

BG Sean Mulholland Special Forces

BG (Ret) Sean Mulholland – SF Officer – RIP

August 9, 2018 SOF News 0

BG (Retired) Sean Mulholland passed away. He was a retired U.S. Army officer with numerous tours and assignments with Special Forces and special operations. He commanded from the ODA to SOC level within the special operations community. His last command […]

A Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service instructor shows the correct way to hold and aim a 9mm pistol. Photo from video by CJTF-OIR, SGT Rodney Roldan, August 1, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180807

August 7, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Book reviews, OCO funding, SOF CA working with USAID, 7th Group in 2nd place in competition, need for a COIN LAA, GPS-enabled devices while deployed, video on NSW, Delta SGM dies in parachute mishap, Aussie SAS under […]

U.S. Navy and Egyptian divers conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. U.S. Navy photo 24 July 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180803

August 3, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180803 – Tim Kennedy interview (20 min video), US CT airstrikes, Seth Jones on CT, Global SOF Symposium in Madrid, podcast – combat sidestroke, future Army deployments, SOCOM’s M4A1 upgrade, gray zone activities, and more. SOF News Podcast: […]

Stabilization Environment - Stabilization Assistance Review Charles Barham

Stabilization Environments and the Range of Military Operations

August 2, 2018 SOF News 0

Stabilization Environments and the Range of Military Operations “Implementing the Stabilization Assistance Review” This article is the second in a series of SOF News articles addressing the Stabilization Assistance Review. It discusses multiple stabilization environments in the context of implementing […]

NATO news update - German frogmen training. Photo by Bundeswehr, August 4, 2017.

NATO News Update 20180801

August 1, 2018 SOF News 0

There are a lot of topics in this NATO news update – Russia reinforces western border, Exercise Sea Breeze 2018, Helsinki summit, UK defense review, Russia social media, Black Sea military competition, defense of the Baltic States, Russian hybrid warfare, […]

Hezbollah in Nigeria

Hezbollah in Nigeria – A Potential Problem

July 31, 2018 SOF News 0

by Chris Martin In February 2018, I met with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss irregular warfare concerns, more specifically, the intrusive and merciless groups that are currently destabilizing Nigeria. Boko Haram is located in the North East, the […]

Fuerzas Comando 2018 Panama special operations forces sof exercise

Fuerzas Comando 2018

July 28, 2018 SOF News 0

The Fuerzas Comando 2018 took place in Panama from July 16-26. Special operations forces from 19 countries participated in the 9 day event. There about 700 operators participating in the SOF skills competition. The contest promotes multinational partnerships in the […]