Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News wishes all deployed Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, DoD Civilians, DoD Contractors, humanitarian aid workers, security professionals, expats, and that occasional OGA dude a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a day of rest, watch some (real) football, and eat some turkey! […]

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

Defense News Update – October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017 SOF News 0

Defense News Update 20171015 – U.S. in Yemen conflict, why Soviets lost in Afghanistan, conflict over Kirkuk, Gen Nicholson interview, American – Canadian family released from captivity, Afghanistan – and the lessons of Vietnam, more advisors for Afghanistan, a Soldier’s rucksack, […]

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano flying over Kabul - Afghanistan Conflict

Afghanistan Conflict Update – News, Pubs, & Reports

December 23, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan Conflict News Update – TAPI Pipeline a ‘pipe dream’, sling load operations at Bagram AF, A-29 Super Tucanos deploy to Kandahar, Taliban in peace talks, Latvia in Afghanistan, EUPOL closing down operations in Afghanistan, and more. A-29 Super Tucanos […]

John Cena stars in the war movie "The Wall". Image from movie trailer on YouTube.com

Special Operations News 20161221

December 21, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161221 – Review and movie trailer of “The Wall”, review and trailer of “SIX” by History Channel, ISIS use of RBs providing greater safety and capability, Reaper upgrade, book review (yep, its about a SEAL), and SOCAfrica […]

C17 bundle drop over a remote U.S. camp in Afghanistan. (Photo by Senior Airman Ricky J. Best, 2 Jan 2007).

Defense and National Security News

December 20, 2016 SOF News 0

Recent articles about Defense and National Security – Army’s dependence on air power, equipping infantrymen, the ‘Third Offset Strategy’, Russian jihad approaching, MREs to change in 2017, China’s ‘Little Blue Sailors”, and more. Airpower – Still Needed by the Army. […]

Navy SEALs (image from USSOCOM 2016 Fact Book)

Special Operations News Update 20161216

December 16, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161216 – Australian Special Operations Command, US SOF in Iraq, De Oppresso Liber, sniper rifles for India, ratings for VA medical facilities, 6 differences b/t Delta and SEAL Team 6, CANSOF, USSOCOM and sensitive equipment accountability, and […]

ANA Commando

Afghan News Update 20161216

December 16, 2016 SOF News 0

Read news updates on Afghanistan – 20161216 – Fact sheet on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (Oct 2016), Heart of Asia Conference, Survey of the Afghan People, Saudis role in Afghanistan, U.S. Soldier dies of wounds suffered in Afghan suicide […]

AC-130 Gunship

Special Operations News Update 20161215

December 15, 2016 SOF News 0

Photo Credit: AC-130 Gunship, Department of Defense Special Operations News for 20161215 – JSOM December issue, lasers for the AC-130, video of MC-130J at work, AFSOC training events, video of Russia’s elite KSO special operations unit, JSOC, SAS, formation of […]

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visits Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, FL (photo by SGT Amber Smith, DoD, Nov 17, 2016)

SECDEF Carter visits AFSOC Hurlburt Field

December 4, 2016 SOF News 0

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Hurlburt Field in November 2016 to meet with senior AFSOC officers and view special operations training. He was very complimentary of the Air Force Commandos and spoke a little bit about the ill effects […]