Free Fall 82nd ERS Djibouti

Special Operations News Update 20180423

April 23, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180423 – USSOCOM 2018 Bull Simons Award, Little Birds in Manhattan, US SF history and the future, SF officer comments on Ukraine, ASSF doubles in size, UAVs for Latvia, 1st Sgts of 27th SOW, Nigerian SF demo, […]

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service CTS

Special Operations News Update 20180420

April 20, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180420 – Aussie SAS now Chief of the Defence Force, Niger suspect detained, 7th SFGA Soldier arrested for murder, Adm James Stavridis on Syria, CSOR in Africa, Jamaica’s CSTC, COL (Ret) Dnny McKnight, Eager Lion 2018, SF […]

The Nigerien and American flags are raised at the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2018 at Agadez, Niger. (photo Capt Eric Smith, AFRICOM, April 11, 2018).

Special Operations News Update – 20180416

April 16, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180416 – Flintlock 2018, Green Beret director of GWOTMF, Best Ranger Competition, political warfare, shifting approach for SOF in Africa, SEALs and legal cases, video Recon Marine jump, morale after two decades of fighting, Missouri governor (ex-SEAL) […]

Paratroopers descend from a US Air Force cargo transport. (Photo USAF December 1, 2017).

Special Operations News Update – Friday the 13th

April 13, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180413 – CT in West Africa and the Sahel, RAND pub – “Understanding SOF”, Flintlock 2018, book reviews of The Village, U.S. ‘War Gap’, Rhodesia in the news, SOF officer appointments, NATO and gender, book review of Road […]

10th SFGA Soldier on patrol during a raid in Alingar district, Laghman province, Afghanistan. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, 10th SFG, February 17, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180409

April 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180409 – Philippine’s AFP Socom is back, new cdr for 193rd SOSFS, pilots killed in Ft Campbell chopper crash, SOCOM’s WMD mission, how the assassins got their name, Marine Raider receives Silver Star, French SOF, GMV 1.1 […]

A Canine Explosive Detection Team of the U.S. Coast Guard conducts hoist training with MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and CG boat crew. (Photo PO 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson, USCG, March 29, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180406

April 6, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180406 – An explanation of Iraq’s PMF, 2018 SOF imperatives, in or out in Syria, Germany ends Somalia training mission, U.S. SOF trains with Serbian SAJ, 10th SFGA hosts JROTC cadets, HALO jumps, building African infrastructure, SOF […]

Soldiers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group conduct a log carry drill during an endurance event at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. (photo by SSG Kwadwo Frimpong, Nov 30, 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20180404

April 4, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180404 – Newsletter changes, 1st SFG wins sniper competition, Manjib reinforced, USSOCOM’s extra gear, more CV-22s heading to Japan base, Votel speaks at USIP, airstrike in Somalia, 7 Days in Entebbe (the movie), trusting drones, defense acquisition […]

U.S. Marines from Task Force South West react to enemy indirect fire during advising mission with ANA's Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorsrack, Afghanistan. (Photo by SGT Conner Robbins, USMC, March 9, 2018.)

Special Operations News Update 20180402

April 2, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180402 – Deserting the Kurds, history of the 10th SFG badge, amazing SF fighters, enduring change with partner military forces, DuffelBlog on progress in Afghanistan, ODA 595 member speaks on Afghanistan, podcast on Australian “Zed Force”, new […]

USAF pararescueman parachutes over Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan after exiting in MFF from a C=130J Super Hercules. (photo Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, AFCENT PA, March 23, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180330

March 30, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180330 – video on top five SOF units, At War blog returns, dangers of ‘proxy wars’, UK’s ‘no comment’ policy on SOF, 3/3rd SFG cdr on Africa, TV documentary on ‘Operation Hot Pursuit’, Vietnam SF Vet recounts 3 tours, […]

Marines from Force Recon company board a ship in Guam. (Photo by CPL Carl King, 3rd Marine Division, March 21, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180328

March 28, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180328 – GB Foundation’s “Honey Badger Classic”, Army’s new CSASS rifle, understanding Iran’s Guard Corps, an assessment of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, VR training, reducing mandatory training requirements, Netherland’s MoD White Paper, increasing basic trainng for Army, […]

10th Special Forces member on a snow machine during a four week long winter warfare training exercise in Sweden. (photo by SSG Matthew Britton, SOCEUR, February 28, 20180.

Special Operations News Update 20180326

March 26, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180326 – Gov Greitens still under fire, AT training facility in Jordan, conflict in Yemen to continue, retired SEAL on his career, medic instructor at Joint SO Medical Training Center, USASOC sniper competition, CRS report on Iraq, […]

CH-47F Crew Chief over Afghanistan (photo USAF Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, March 15, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180323

March 23, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180323 – Russia’s SOF training in Gulf of Finland, Dunford enthusiastic about 1st SFAB, 1966 door gunner training video, OSS receives Congressional Gold Medal, LE CT training facility opens in Jordan, Poland’s more modern military, joining the […]

Sniper from Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Forces (KASP) trains with U.S. SOF at JMRC (Hohenfels) during Allied Spirit VIII in January 2018. (SOCEUR photo).

Special Operations News Update 20180321

March 21, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180321 – More GBU-69/B SGM’s for USSOCOM, BG (ret) Bolduc on leadership, UK sniper stories – fact or fiction (?), AF and multicams, Niger mission aftermath, PSYOP and Kony’s LRA, Jordan’s SOF training center, SF training in […]

USAF pararescuemen conduct a HAHO MFF in Afghanistan. (photo by Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, March 4, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180319

March 19, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180319 – Kurds fighting Turkish forces (not ISIS), HH-60 crash in Iraq, building coalitions, 4th Recon Bn Cdr dies, USMC seeks RIAB for PSYOP, NATO’s annual report, ‘7 Days in Entebbe’, Singapore’s combat divers, SF field kitchen […]

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 […]