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National Special Operations Force – Malaysia’s SOF

October 25, 2016 SOF News 0

The Malaysians have established the National Special Operations Force (NSOF) to respond to threats of terrorism. NSOF will be comprised of officers and personnel from the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police, and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Read more […]

SAS patrol during World War II in Africa (Creative Commons)

Book Review – “Rogue Heroes”

October 24, 2016 SOF News 0

Ben Macintyre, the author of bestselling books about espionage during World War II has penned a book entitled “Rogue Heroes”. The book is about the formation of the Special Air Service (SAS) during World War II. Roderick Bailey has penned […]

Pool Training - Air Force special operations. (Photo AF Recruiting Video)

SOF News Update 20161023

October 23, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161023 – Concealable Spec Ops sniper rifle, MARSOC’s Blackjack drone, Indonesia’s counter-terrorism strategy, SWMS contract award, virtual reality of USAF special operations, and more. Virtual Reality and USAF Special Operations. A VR application provides you the ability […]

Medics carry simulated wounded during combat lifesaver training at NATO ISTC NSOCM Course (Photo Credit: Jason Johnston).

NATO’s Special Operations Combat Medical Course (NSOCM)

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

A NATO Special Operations Combat Medical Course – NSOCM -has been established at the NATO International Special Training Center (ISTC) in Pfullendorf, Germany. This 22-week course takes special operations forces troops who have basic combat lifesaver skills and further train […]

MARSOC

MARSOC goes with 9mm Glock 19

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines Special Operations Command  – MARSOC is going with the 9mm Glock 19 as its secondary weapon. They picked the 9mm over the .45 caliber for a number of reasons to include accuracy and cost. The Glock provides a […]

Members of 1st Bn 10th Special Forces prepare to fastrope. Photo by SSG Larraine Whetsone, SOCEUR, 3 Aug 2016.

Report on Hostage Recovery Activities

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The National Counterterrorism Center has issued a “Status Report on the Implementation of Executive Order 13698 Hostage Recovery Activities”, September 30, 2016. The White House executive order enhanced efforts across the federal government and directed a 12-month Status Report to […]

Association of the United States Army

Army Green Book 2016-2017 – AUSA

October 17, 2016 SOF News 0

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has published the Green Book 2016-17 dated October 2016. This 308 page publication has ‘status reports’ from all the senior leaders of the Department of Defense and commanders of all the major commands […]

Small Drones Use by SOF (Photo DoD)

SOF News Update 20161016

October 16, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161016 – The ‘woobie’ gets an upgrade, small drones used by special operations forces, new Jungle Boots, India’s maritime SOF and CT unit, fattest service in U.S. military, book review of Rogue Heroes, spinal injury center run […]

COL (R) Paul Hutton. Retired Special Forces officer presents an oral history of his career.

SF History – COL (R) Paul Hutton Interview

October 14, 2016 SOF News 0

COL (R) Paul Hutton III is interviewed by West Point’s Center for Oral History. His career spanned attending West Point, the Cold War in Europe, tours in Vietnam, and time in the Pentagon. He was a battalion commander of 1st […]

Garud Commando Force Indian Air Force

Garud Commando Force of Indian Air Force

October 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Garud Commando Force of the Indian Air Force was formed in 2004 and has over 1,000 personnel assigned. The name “Garud” is derived from Garuda – the name of a bird-like creature of Hindu Mythology. The commando unit of the […]

U.S. Navy SEALs and Greek SF fastrope off tower during Greek military exercise. (Photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl, SOCEUR, 15 Sep 2016)

SOF News Update for 20161009

October 9, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161009 – India’s COIN force and Paras, SOF operators and keeping secrets secret, U.S. SOF in Kunduz City fight, 281st Assault Helicopter Company remembered, SOF and PTSD, recognition for the OSS, JIDA (which used to be […]

SSG Adam Thomas (photo US. Army, Fort Carson)

KIA – SSG Adam Thomas of 10th Special Forces

October 5, 2016 SOF News 0

SSG Adam Thomas was killed in action in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on October 4, 2016. He was taking part in a joint Afghan – U.S. counter-terrorism mission against the Islamic State – Khorasan when his dismounted patrol was struck by […]

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SOF News Update for 20161002

October 2, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161002 – Counter-Terrorism,  Australian SAS to train NATO troops, India’s communist rebels, museum for Navy SEALs, airstrikes in Somalia, article about UW in Gray Zones, Son Tay Raiders reunion, Soldier’s Medal for Green Beret, Turkey Special Forces […]