United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)

U.S. Conducts CT Strike against al-Qaida in Yemen

August 5, 2016 SOF News 0

The U.S. military conducted a counterterrorism strike against al-qaida operatives in Yemen – killing three. The strike took place on August 4th in the Shabwah Governate in central Yemen. The U.S. is putting pressure on the al-Qaida organization in Yemen […]

SO-LIC Symposium Exhibition 2016

28th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

August 5, 2016 SOF News 0

The 28th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition will be held February 14-16, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The event is hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). SO/LIC, for those new to the SOF […]

Static Line Jump

SOF News Update for 20160805

August 5, 2016 SOF News 0

Video – How to Become a Green Beret. “The U.S. Army Special Forces, commonly known at the Green Berets, are the military’s premier unconventional warfare experts, with an unmatched legacy of working through and with other nations to accomplish U.S. […]

BSAG training with SOCSouth

SOCSouth and Belize Special Assignment Group (BSAG)

August 4, 2016 John Friberg 0

Special Operations Command South (SOCSouth) and 1-228th Aviation (Joint Task Force Bravo) recently conducted a training exercise with some specialized units of Belize. In late July the U.S. personnel worked with the Belize Special Assignment Group (BSAG) and Belize Coast […]

UW Pocket Guide, USASOC, April 2016

UW Pocket Guide (USASOC, April 2016)

August 4, 2016 John Friberg 0

A UW Pocket Guide is now available to help understand Unconventional Warfare or UW. Unconventional Warfare (UW) is defined (see Joint Publication 3-05.1) as “. . . activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or insurgency to coerce, disrupt or […]

Harrier Jet on Flight Deck (Photo Defense Media - Navy, Mar 15, 2016)

SOF News Update for 20160804

August 4, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF Update: U.S. SOF in Libya, Battelle wins USSOCOM NSCV contract, Medal of Honor for Viet SF Vet, F-35A ready for combat, 70th anniversary of MSG, Ex-SEAL wins primary for governor, “Robin Sage” exercise scheduled, NSWC CoC, and the Irish […]

Erik Prince

Former SEAL Erik Prince – Destroying Islamic State

August 4, 2016 SOF News 0

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Erik Prince has made known his three-point plan for destroying the Islamic State. Prince was the controversial founder of Blackwater (a private military corporation) that participated in many large DoD and State Department contracts in Iraq […]

Exercise Southern Star - SOCSouth in Chile (photo SSG Osvaldo Equite, July 21, 2016)

Exercise Southern Star – SOCSouth in Chile

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

“ANTOFAGASTA, Chile – Multinational Special Operations Forces from Chile and the U.S. completed exercise Southern Star on July 28, 2016 amid Antofagasta, Chile’s arid desert plains and mountain sights along the Pacific coastline. The Chilean led exercise, commonly known as Estrella […]

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 […]