DAGRE airmen of 353rd SOG AFSOC at Kadena Air Base

DAGRE Airmen of 353rd SOG (AFSOC)

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

“Sweat glistens on his face, his eyes peer back and forth, weapon at the ready and watching for any movement. As the old saying goes, practice like you play, because for deployed aircraft ground response element (DAGRE) Airmen, there’s no […]

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 Tactical Assault Kit, SEAL Delivery Vehicles, new AFSOC cdr, and […]

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

SOF News Update – August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016 SOF News 0

A lot a special operations forces (SOF) news today. British SAS selection, combat divers, book by a Ranger sniper, SOF vehicles, Ranger Hall of Fame, and some neat videos. Seahawks Spend Day with Combat Divers. A few players from the […]

Water Jump into White Lake, North Carolina by USASOC Soldiers. (Photo from video by SSG Dillon Heyliger)

SOF News Update – August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016 SOF News 0

Lot’s of SOF news to report today. Change of Commander ceremonies at USSOCOM and 10th SFGA, some videos of a water jump, helicopter support to SOCEUR, SAS weapons amnesty blunder, and more. New USSOCOM Command Sergeant Major. On July 7th […]

Latvian Special Forces Training (photo from NATO video July 29, 2016)

Video – Latvia Special Forces Training

July 31, 2016 John Friberg 0

Those trying out of the Special Forces of Latvia have an intense selection process to undergo. Watch a video entitled “The Brave Man Wins” that show a series of tests the candidate must endure. This includes trust falls from bridges, […]

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. In 2011 the Navy Special Warfare Command (NSW) dropped the […]

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 have recently emerged in Afghanistan not far from the Pakistan […]

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 security vehicles that Battelle builds, the trucks were designed to […]

SOG veteran and Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Award for SOG Vietnam Vet

July 31, 2016 John Friberg 0

Gary Rose, a U.S. Army medic, was part of the secret Studies and Observation Group (SOG) – an organization made up of Special Forces volunteers who served in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War SOG conducted cross-border operations into Laos – […]