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Former SEAL Erik Prince – Destroying Islamic State

August 4, 2016 SOF News 0

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Erik Prince has made known his three-point plan for destroying the Islamic State. Prince was the controversial founder of Blackwater (a private military corporation) that participated in many large DoD and State Department contracts in Iraq […]

Exercise Southern Star - SOCSouth in Chile (photo SSG Osvaldo Equite, July 21, 2016)

Exercise Southern Star – SOCSouth in Chile

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

“ANTOFAGASTA, Chile – Multinational Special Operations Forces from Chile and the U.S. completed exercise Southern Star on July 28, 2016 amid Antofagasta, Chile’s arid desert plains and mountain sights along the Pacific coastline. The Chilean led exercise, commonly known as Estrella […]

DAGRE airmen of 353rd SOG AFSOC at Kadena Air Base

DAGRE Airmen of 353rd SOG (AFSOC)

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

“Sweat glistens on his face, his eyes peer back and forth, weapon at the ready and watching for any movement. As the old saying goes, practice like you play, because for deployed aircraft ground response element (DAGRE) Airmen, there’s no […]

1-75th Ranger jumps from a Chinook helicopter performing a water jump off coast of Georgia in July 2016 (DVIDS).

Special Opns News Update – 20160803

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

Contents: Video of Rangers doing water jump & helicast, Summer Games security, Marines training with Israeli SF, Paratrooper energy bar, Afghan SF, book review, USSOCOM support contract, “Little Green Men”, iPhone Tactical Assault Kit, SEAL Delivery Vehicles, new AFSOC cdr, and […]

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SOF News Update – August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016 SOF News 0

A lot a special operations forces (SOF) news today. British SAS selection, combat divers, book by a Ranger sniper, SOF vehicles, Ranger Hall of Fame, and some neat videos. Seahawks Spend Day with Combat Divers. A few players from the […]

Water Jump into White Lake, North Carolina by USASOC Soldiers. (Photo from video by SSG Dillon Heyliger)

SOF News Update – August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016 SOF News 0

Lot’s of SOF news to report today. Change of Commander ceremonies at USSOCOM and 10th SFGA, some videos of a water jump, helicopter support to SOCEUR, SAS weapons amnesty blunder, and more. New USSOCOM Command Sergeant Major. On July 7th […]

Navy SEALs - photo form 2016 USSOCOM Factbook

SEALs Debate Combatives Program

July 31, 2016 SOF News 0

The U.S. Navy SEALs are debating which type of combatives training prepares them for hand-to-hand combat. Some favor the Close Quarter Defense (CQD) while others embrace the mixed-martial-arts (MMA) style. In 2011 the Navy Special Warfare Command (NSW) dropped the […]

U.S. casualty in Afghanistan

Five U.S. SOF Wounded in Afghanistan

July 31, 2016 SOF News 0

According to recent news reports five United States Special Operations troops were wounded during combat in eastern Afghanistan. The combat casualties occurred in engagements with the Islamic State militants who have recently emerged in Afghanistan not far from the Pakistan […]

SOF Operators (photo 2016 USSOCOM Factbook)

USSOCOM Orders Low-Profile Pickup Trucks

July 31, 2016 SOF News 0

“Battelle has landed a second contract to supply U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with stealthy, armored trucks built to blend into the background in potentially hostile environments. Similar to the commercial security vehicles that Battelle builds, the trucks were designed to […]

John Friberg at Sarobi Lake, Afghanistan while visiting a French brigade in July 2012 while serving as a Counterinsurgency Advisor assigned to the COMISAF Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT).

Editor of SOF News – John Friberg

July 30, 2016 SOF News 0

The editor and publisher of SOF News is John Friberg. John Friberg is a retired Command Chief Warrant Officer (CW5 180A) with 40 years service in the U.S. Army Special Forces in active duty and reserve components. He has deployed multiple times […]