CV-22 from the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Emerald Coast outside Hurlburt Field. (AFSOC photo).

Special Operations News Update 20180813

August 13, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180813 – early history of the Army of Northern Virginia (ISA), video SF in Nangarhar, SF defeats ISIS in eastern Afghanistan, PKSOI going away (maybe), video of 7th SFGA Red Empire Week, Bill Cowen – covert operator, Leapfest […]

A Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service instructor shows the correct way to hold and aim a 9mm pistol. Photo from video by CJTF-OIR, SGT Rodney Roldan, August 1, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180807

August 7, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Book reviews, OCO funding, SOF CA working with USAID, 7th Group in 2nd place in competition, need for a COIN LAA, GPS-enabled devices while deployed, video on NSW, Delta SGM dies in parachute mishap, Aussie SAS under […]

U.S. Navy and Egyptian divers conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. U.S. Navy photo 24 July 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180803

August 3, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180803 – Tim Kennedy interview (20 min video), US CT airstrikes, Seth Jones on CT, Global SOF Symposium in Madrid, podcast – combat sidestroke, future Army deployments, SOCOM’s M4A1 upgrade, gray zone activities, and more. SOF News Podcast: […]

SOF operators prepare to parachute during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise. Photo by Chief Petty Officer Cynthia De Leon, 17 July 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180727

July 27, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180727 – NZ SAS FET, Islamic State’s propaganda machine, OSINT and IW, Fuerzas Comando 2018, defeat of ISIS predicted, CJTF-OIR video briefing, America’s first spymaster, SF icon buried at Arlington, CSM Socha honored, 7th SFGA on the front […]

Special Tactics Airmen in pool dive training. Photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs, Hurlburt Field, Florida, July 17, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180725

July 25, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180725 – video on Iraqi SOF training, war in Yemen, deteriorating situation in northeast Nigeria, NSW SWCC graduation, more money for Philippines, M-16 rifle history, ISIS media operations, COIN, EIB changes, video – EOD Dive School, OSINT […]

A Colombian competitor uses his Data of Previous Engagement (DOPE) during the zeroing of weapons for this year's Fuerzas Comando, July 15, 2018 on a shooting range in Panama City, Panama. Fuerzas Comando is an annual multinational special operational forces skills competition sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and hosted this year by the Ministry of Public Security, Panama. Through friendly competition, this exercise promotes interoperability, military-to-military relationships, increases training knowledge, and improves regional security. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Ragin/Released)

Special Operations News Update 20180718

July 18, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180718 – Thai SEAL honored, more CH-47s for SOAC, IS in Africa, ST and Air Force Cross, China’s SOF, Army Futures Command, CV-22 video, ISKP resilient against USSF, CJSOTF-I video on IO in Iraq, SEAL fundraiser in […]

USSOCOM Ground Vehicles

Special Operations News 20180713

July 13, 2018 SOF News 0

“Amateurs talk mission command, professionals ask about the CONOP approval process.” (All Berets Matter, Twitter, Jul 12, 2018) SOF News Update 20180713 – Estonian SOF Cdr on Russia, Islamic State and urban warfare, reduced focus on Africa, 137th SOCES, Hezbollah […]

Soldier from 10th Special Forces Group climbs a ladder during water extraction on Chatfield Reservoir near Littleton, Colorado. Photo by SSG Brandon McIntosh, 10th SFGA, Sep 3, 2012.

Special Operations News Update 20180711

July 11, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180711 – Thai cave rescue, Wagner Group, Marine Raider recruiting video, NATO summit, video of AFSOC rifle range firing, Red Bull and flying, Russian SOF exercise off coast of Finland, Australian SAS and lessons in morality, Congressman […]

SOF operator fires M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper system in Grafenwoher, Germany.

Special Operations News Update 20180706

July 6, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180706 – SOF DEPTEMPO, secret SOF programs and operations in Africa, NATO’s cyberwarfare strategy, rule of law and the gray zone, Lake Chad water crisis, gender advisor capability, a low-intensity USMC, SBS pioneer, SOF Tax Cut Act, […]

Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on June 30, 2018. Photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Valdes.

Special Operations News Update 20180702

July 2, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180702 – terrorist use of social media, US Army guide to social media, briefing paper on Tripoli’s armed groups, JSOM Summer 2018 edition, book review, creators of History’s Six, NATO’s Brussels Summit (mid-July), Air Force Magazine (Aug edition), MSG Gary Gordon […]

US tactical vehicle provides security on roads near Manbij, Syria. Photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Koster, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, June 20, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180629

June 29, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180629 – AFSOF and directed-energy weapons, Estonia defenses, OSUT adds weeks, Autumn 2018 AAJ, French SF in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen, Syria update, drones for SOF speedboats, NATO Joint Air Power Strategy, a comprehensive […]

American and Spanish paratroopers descend onto a drop zone near Zaragoza, Spain on June 23, 2018. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall.

Special Operations News Update 20180627

June 27, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180627 – threat assessment training for peacekeepers, report – stabilization assistance review, SOF capable sub for Netherlands, US disastrous pivot, Australia’s toughest special forces soldier, Canadians in Mali, violence in central Nigeria, Perspectives on Terrorism, maritime technology […]

Afghan Commando provides overwatch during operations in Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

Special Operations News Update 20180625

June 25, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180625 – helping fragile states, Burma or Myanmar, new 3rd SFGA Cdr, USMC emerges strong, terror in Sahara, problems with security cooperation, SOCOM’s TALOS, Navy NSW vet to be CT official, new cdr for 1st SOW, new […]

SOF CQB ISTC March 2018

Special Operations News Update 20180622

June 22, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180622 – 11th SFGA reunion, a strategy for the Niger-Mali border, GB recovering from wounds – his story, SFAB recruitment, video – Swift Response 2018, SOF move to Baumholder, Aussie SF controversy, SEAL Delivery Vehicle virtual reality experience, […]

2nd Recon Parachute Jump - 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion performs free fall jump at Camp Lejeune, NC.

Special Operations News Update 20180621

June 21, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180621 – Syria, EC-130H Compass Call (video), new online magazine, MACV-1 Jungle Rucking Boot, JCOC 88 (AFSOC video), 2nd Recon Bn jump (video), French SOF in Yemen, LTG Miller on Afghanistan, busting myths about BUD/S, Navy casualty in […]