Parachutist gathers his parachute after airborne operation. (Photo by PFC James Dutkavich, Sep 12, 2016)

Military News Update by SOF News

September 22, 2016 SOF News 0

Military News – Females to take boxing at West Point, how to rebuild Mosul after the ISIS, to fix Syria look to Afghanistan, arming the Kurds, and more. West Point Boxing – Women Required to Participate. Female cadets in their […]

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SOF News Update for 20160918

September 18, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160918 – The birth of the Special Air Service (SAS), USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear, Special Operations Research Association (SORA) annual symposium, CRS report on NSW and CT operations, Ugandan Special Forces quit fight against […]

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Afghan Update 20160913

September 13, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160913 – a female-run clinic provides relief to Afghan women, radio contract for Afghan National Army, data mining (Nexus 7) in Afghanistan, review of documentary of Citizen Soldier  – the movie about the deployment of a National Guard unit […]

Members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron perform a military free fall jump on 18 Aug 2016. (Photo from DVIDS video).

SOF News Update for 20160911

September 11, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160911 – 9/11 anniversary, new facilities upgrade for SF Combat Diver school, Turkish incursion into Syria, USSOCOM innovation, MoE and Psychological Operations, peace in Colombia, MARSOC dogs, and more. 9/11 Anniversary. Today is the anniversary […]

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Afghan Update 20160906

September 6, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160906 – Norway issues a discouraging report about its accomplishments over the past decade in Afghanistan, CSTC-A transfers aircraft to AAF, Summer Campaign 2016 highlights ANDSF deficiencies, MSF hospital in Lashkar Gar, and UN humanitarian bulletin. Norway Report […]

SOF News Update for 20160904

September 4, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20160904 – Australian Special Forces, Special Forces knife, JSOA, a Green Berets’ mistress, CIA’s venture capital firm, fake SEAL goes to jail, Russian SF on Ukraine border, Blackbeard’s Ride, Afghan SOF rescue aid worker, a case […]

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27th SOW Trains on New Mission Capabilities

September 3, 2016 SOF News 0

The 27th Special Operations Wing – 27th SOW – recently conducted an exercise in Utah and Colorado testing new mission capabilities. The full mission profile (FMP) exercise was held in unfamiliar territory far from their normal training and exercise location […]

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano flying over Kabul - Afghanistan Conflict

Afghan Air Force (AAF)

September 2, 2016 John Friberg 0

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) – pilot shortage. While it is currently able to conduct a host of operations (MEDEVAC, troop transport, resupply, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance) it is not to the level of capacity needed by the […]

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Iraq News Update 20160901 | SOF News

September 1, 2016 SOF News 0

Iraq News Update 20160901 – How corruption caused the failure of Iraq, Kurdistan holding firm, Mosul offensive coming up, Belgium SOF and ISIS is losing ground. Mosul to be Liberated Soon? The Iraqi military is gearing up to re-capture the […]