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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]