Arctic Edge 18

Arctic Edge 18 and SOCNORTH

March 17, 2018 SOF News 0

Arctic Edge 18 – Special Operations Command – North or SOCNORTH is currently participating in Arctic Edge 18. This is an exercise conducted by a host of military units to SOCNORTH, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, and 11th Air Force. SOCNORTH, […]

Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) await extraction at helicopter PZ (photo SORB, Jan 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20180316

March 16, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180316 – training for some NG units increases, helmet cams – under review, books about British generals, “Fortress Sweden”, Special Forces Charitable Trust, pseudo aid workers in Syria, war on terror in the Philippines, more resources […]

Intel Update - Intelligence Agencies

Intelligence Update

March 15, 2018 SOF News 0

Intel Update 20180315 – importance of OSINT, Amazon’s ‘Secret Region’, new CIA director nominated, first sighting of AK-47 (CIA), DIA Director’s reading list, language training, UK’s spy poisoning drama, Virginia Hall – OSS agent, Navy sailor pardoned by Trump, Hayden […]

Special Forces Green Berets prepare their weapons and gear prior to a training event. (photo by Tech Sgt Jorge Intriago, South Carolina National Guard, May 19, 2014).

Special Operations News Update 20180314

March 14, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180313 – AFSOC Air Commando recognized, UW in Lithuania, American Freedom Distillery, SF in Africa, Ranger School and life lessons, 1st SOW and Facebook, female Rangers talk on career, SF medic receives award, SEAL takes Gold in […]

JTAC training video

JTAC Training Video – National Training Center

March 13, 2018 SOF News 0

JTAC Training Video – Joint Terminal Attack Controllers of the U.S. Air Force are qualified to direct the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations. The National Training Center (NTC) provides JTACs the […]

Portrait of Virginia Hall of the OSS in WWII operating a suitcase radio. Painting hangs in the CIA building and is by Jeffrey W. Bass.

USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear February 2017

March 13, 2018 SOF News 0

Tip of the Spear February 2018 – The latest United States Special Operations Command publication known as Tip of the Spear has been posted online. The 40-page periodical has a host of stories about U.S. special operations from around the world. Some […]

SF trainer in Panama explains ranger procedures to Panamanian counterterrorism security forces in Panama. (photo by SSG Osvaldo Equite SOCSouth, Jan 20, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180312

March 12, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180312 – 2003 JSOC raid into Iraq, intel in corporate world, some great SF photos, USSOCOM and ‘hard problems’, Britain’s WWII GW, conflict in Mali, Kurds shifting focus to invading Turkish forces, MQ-1 Predator to retire, 10th […]

SFAB video - security force assistance brigades

SFAB Video – Security Force Assistance Brigades of U.S. Army

March 11, 2018 SOF News 0

SFAB Video. The Security Force Assistance Brigades of the U.S. Army are specialized conventional units built to train, advise, assist, accompany and enable our multinational partners. Watch this one-minute long video explaining the SFABs. (U.S. Army, March 11, 2018).

U.S. SOF, Albanian SOF, and Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Forces (KASP) conduct combined operations during Allied Spirit VIII at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany. (photo by SGT Karen Sampson, SOCEUR, Jan 20, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180309

March 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180309 – DoD and Hollywood, Germany in Afghanistan, Niger incident, new Army sniper rifle, US SOF in Panamanian JCET, expanding SOF, “Gallant Phoenix”, EUCOM commander testimony, RAND paper on deployments, new cdr for 24th SOW, history of […]

Special Forces soldiers conducts HALO Jump during ExerciseEmerald Warrior 2018 from back of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft (photo USAF Tech Sgt Ryan Labadens, March 2, 2018)

Special Operations News Update 20180308

March 8, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180308 – Emerald Warrior exercise, Niger investigation, PSYOP in urban warfare, 4K calories a day for SOF, German captured with Taliban’s SF unit, “Altered Carbon” movie review, AFRICOM cdr’s testimony, SOF in Afghanistan – facts and figures […]