Personnel from Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) perform a high altitude low opening (HALO) parachute jump from a U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at 12,000 feet in Stuttgart, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Jason Johnston, 18 Aug 2016).

Special Operations News Update

July 20, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170720 – Iraq’s CTS, Taliban have SOF FN SCAR, Australian SAS and war crimes, Wahlberg and Luttrell team up in video, CIA program in Syria halted, SWOWF Golf Tournament, Turkey reveals SF locations in Syria, Australia’s SAS […]

A Jumpmaster signals "1 minute" warning during a paratroop drop over Australia during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (Photo by Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, USAF, July 12, 2017)

Special Operations News Update – 20170717

July 17, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170717 – Exercise Talisman Saber, new SEAL TV program, Navy ship for SOF forces, expanding the role of military contractors in Afghanistan, VATC’s Common Database Builder for SOF planning, SF medics, US SOF in Somalia strike again, […]

Bulgarian SOF take part in Exercise Black Swan 17 (DVIDS, July 2017)

Video Bulgarian SOF in Exercise Black Swan 17

July 16, 2017 SOF News 0

Video Bulgarian SOF – Bulgarian special operations forces are currently engaged in Exercise Black Swan 17. The exercise is a special operations event taking place from June 26 to July 22, 2017 in numerous locations in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. […]

CCT team members train at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico. (photo credit USAF, 1st Class Airman Erika Engblom, November 11, 2012)

Special Operations News Update – 20170711

July 11, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170711 – C-130J-SOF, Rick Lamb in Ranger Hall of Fame, SOF operators and off-the-shelf tools, COL Jon Braga heading to CJTF-OIR, BG Bolduc retires, Philippine Army snipers, NSW PO is ‘Sailor of the Year’, how SOF teams […]

Night Raid by SOF (Image credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B.W. Watkins, U.S. Navy)

Special Operations News Update – 20170710

July 10, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170710 – CoC for CSOR, SF NCO KIA Afghanistan recognized in ceremony, War College podcast about SOF in Afghanistan (and what they did wrong), video of Russian Mi-35 HIND, book review of Oppose Any Foe, former 5th SFGA […]

3rd SFG Africa Mission - Map of Africa

Africa and 3rd Special Forces Group

July 9, 2017 SOF News 0

3rd SFG Africa Mission – When the 3rd Special Forces Group was reactivated at Fort Bragg in July 1990 it was assigned regional responsibility for the Caribbean area and Africa. Prior to that the Caribbean was a 7th Special Forces […]

Resolute Support Video SHAPE NATO 20170706

Video – Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan

July 7, 2017 SOF News 0

Resolute Support Video – SHAPE NATO has published (July 6, 2017) a one-minute long video explaining how the International Security Force Assistance (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan transitioned to the Resolute Support Mission. The video is entitled RSM: for the future of […]

Paratroopers descending under canopy. (Photo source Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 6, 2017)

Special Operations News Update – 20170706

July 6, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170706 – July 3rd casualty identified, ex-Green Beret on North Korea, SOF Medic Field Guide, IDF Special Forces vet designs rotary UAV with machine gun, Glock not happy with Modular Handgun System competition results, college to honor SSG […]