CRS Report on US Special Operations Forces October 2018

CRS Report on US SOF to Congress

November 6, 2018 SOF News 0

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has updated its U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress report. The latest pub is dated October 29, 2018, (CRS RS21048). This 13-page CRS report on US SOF covers a variety of topics […]

Night Hawk 18 Exercise Denmark

Night Hawk 18 – SOF Exercise in Denmark

October 2, 2018 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty Danish air force base Aalborg was once again host to this year’s Special Operations Night Hawk 18 (NH18) exercise, which ran from 17 to 27 September 2018. Nighthawk is a multinational exercise, led by Danish Special Operations […]

Trojan Footprint UW in Baltic States. U.S. and Danish maritime special operations forces board a ship in the Baltic Sea. Photo by SOCEUR, June 4, 2018.

Trojan Footprint – UW in the Baltic States

June 15, 2018 John Friberg 0

A recent exercise in Eastern Europe – Trojan Footprint – provided the opportunity for U.S. and NATO special operations forces to simulate an operation to ‘clear the way’ for a counteroffensive by NATO’s conventional military forces to liberate the Baltic […]

10th SFGA Soldier on patrol during a raid in Alingar district, Laghman province, Afghanistan. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, 10th SFG, February 17, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180409

April 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180409 – Philippine’s AFP Socom is back, new cdr for 193rd SOSFS, pilots killed in Ft Campbell chopper crash, SOCOM’s WMD mission, how the assassins got their name, Marine Raider receives Silver Star, French SOF, GMV 1.1 […]

Portrait of Virginia Hall of the OSS in WWII operating a suitcase radio. Painting hangs in the CIA building and is by Jeffrey W. Bass.

USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear February 2017

March 13, 2018 SOF News 0

Tip of the Spear February 2018 – The latest United States Special Operations Command publication known as Tip of the Spear has been posted online. The 40-page periodical has a host of stories about U.S. special operations from around the world. Some […]

CV-22 Ospreys of the 352nd Special Operations Wing (SOW) flying over England in August 2017. (Photo by AFSOC).

Special Operations News Update 20171204

December 4, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171204 – USSOCOM 2018 Fact Book, Metz on the demise of COIN, book review No Front Line, award for “Spooky 43” aircrew, more to do in Iraq, armed drones over Niger, SOCSouth cdr promoted, USASOC birthday, Mattis […]

Angel Thunder 18.1 - U.S. Air Force pararescue men with the 58th Rescue Squadron prepare for exfil during the Angel Thunder 17 exercise. (Photo USAF Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos, May 11, 2017).

Angel Thunder 18 – Biannual PR Exercise

November 7, 2017 John Friberg 0

Angel Thunder 18 is a personnel recovery event that is held twice a year (May and November) in the United States southwest. The Combat Search and Rescue exercise is staged out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Personnel from […]

CV-22 Osprey aircraft in flight over Sweden during Aurora 2017 exercise. (Photo by SGT Aaron Duncan, SOCEUR, Sep 14, 2017)

Special Operations News Update 20171009

October 9, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171009 – AFSOC’s MQ-9, expansion of Afghan SOF, Gulf War games halted, CBS’s SEAL Team drama, Iraq after glow, hacking phones in Eastern Europe, FM 3-0 update, senior mil ldrs as advisors, Kurdish independence vote, Hawija liberated, […]

ARSOF Soldiers fastroping from a CV-22. (Photo credit USASOC 20170511)

Special Operations News Update – 20170623

June 23, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF Update 20170623 – Updated C-130J-SOF, U.S. SOF and Nepal Rangers training exercise, the special relationship between the Kurds and U.S. Special Forces, new HQs building for USACAPOC, AFSOC flight surgeon receives award, Afghan Commando School gets visit, Navy SEALs […]