ATAC Video - Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) trainee of the 203rd ANA Corps at FOB Thunder in Gardez, Afghanistan trains with Afghan Air Force (AAF) A-29 Super Tucanos. (Photo from RS HQ video, 28 Jul 2017).

Video – Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATACs)

July 28, 2017 SOF News 0

ATAC Video – This three-minute long ATAC video describes the training that Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) go through to become certified to call in close air support missions for troops in contact or for ground operations. Their training is […]

SOF Range Firing

Special Operations News Update 20170727

July 27, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170727 – SOCOM stuck in Afghanistan, Romania’s Joint Special Operations (SOF) Headquarters, SF teammate describes Jordan attack, reforming foreign assistance, U.S. SOF and Raqqa, SOF fighting terror in Africa, 5th SFGA’s “Blue Light”, SOF and SFA, Ireland’s […]

Paratroopers Descending in Bulgaria. The 173rd Airborne Brigade trained with allies and partners during Operation Swift Response. (Photo by 173rd Airborne Brigade, July 18, 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20170725

July 25, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170725 – Recon Marines train w/ SF, NSW’s first transgender, Sacolick with K2, Aussie police & hi-tech gear, Air Commandos learn about Operation Anaconda, Ranger School or BUDs – which is tougher, fixing Afghan security forces, Afghan […]

Soldier with 5th SFGA demonstrates Australian Rappel at Boy Scout National Jamboree in West Virginia. (Photo by SSG Matt Britton, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs, US Army, July 21, 2017).

Special Operations News Update – 20170721

July 21, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170721 – AFSOC airmen train with MARSOC, female SEALs, foreign born recruits, NYPD CT unit, SOCOM RFI for body sensors, laser-armed C-130s, “Naked Warrior” – Navy SEAL monument, Jordanian murder trial, book review, UK SOF and the […]

Map depicting location of Raqqa, Syria. (Based on CIA admin map 2007).

Syria Update 20170721

July 21, 2017 SOF News 0

Syria Update 20170721 – CIA to halt support to Syrian rebels, armored vehicles continue to move into Syria, Turkey unhappy, Russian air campaign, offensive to take Raqqa, and more. Raqqa. The Islamic State continues to hold on to the city […]

Personnel from Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) perform a high altitude low opening (HALO) parachute jump from a U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at 12,000 feet in Stuttgart, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Jason Johnston, 18 Aug 2016).

Special Operations News Update – 20170720

July 20, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170720 – Iraq’s CTS, Taliban have SOF FN SCAR, Australian SAS and war crimes, Wahlberg and Luttrell team up in video, CIA program in Syria halted, SWOWF Golf Tournament, Turkey reveals SF locations in Syria, Australia’s SAS […]