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 […]

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Weather Team from Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) conduct an upper air sounding test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on December 8, 2016. (photo from video by SSG Christian Jadot, CJTF-HOA).

SOCAF Weather Team Helps Keep Djibouti Skies Safe

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Watch a video of a Special Operations Weather Team (Air Force) conduct a weather balloon test of upper air movement at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The AFSOC weathermen are members of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) on temporary assignment to Combined […]

1-10th SFGA Special Forces Soldier fastroping from a Black Hawk helicopter in Europe (photo SOCEUR 2016).

Special Operations News Update 20170103

January 3, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170103 – Data breach of SOCOM subcontractor, AFSOC video of 353rd SOG, NYC billionaire receives recognition from GBF, book review of Rogues Heroes, New Zealand SAS selection for civilians, Russian KSO, weapons wanted by US SOF, and […]

CV-22 Osprey in Exercise Southern Strike (photo 26 Oct 2016 by SA Jeff Parkinson, 1st SOW)

CV-22 Osprey – Versatile but Expensive to Operate

December 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines and Air Force have V-22 Ospreys in their inventory. The MV-22 is the Marine Corps tiltrotar aircraft while the CV-22 is the Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOC) tiltrotar aircraft. Despite some early safety issues during the development […]

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visits Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, FL (photo by SGT Amber Smith, DoD, Nov 17, 2016)

SECDEF Carter visits AFSOC Hurlburt Field

December 4, 2016 SOF News 0

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Hurlburt Field in November 2016 to meet with senior AFSOC officers and view special operations training. He was very complimentary of the Air Force Commandos and spoke a little bit about the ill effects […]

A member of 1/1st Special Forces Group swims out from underneath his parachute canopy in a pool in as part of water jump training. (photo Richard Rzepka - USAG Okinawa).

SOF News Update 20161127

November 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Special Operations News Update for 20161127 – Recent news reports from around the world about special operations forces. AFSOC training areas increase, book review Deadly Deception,┬áSEALs winning elected office, a SEAL leaves service to play Big Ten college football as […]

Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR

Special Operations News Update for 20161113

November 13, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161113 – Camping like a Green Beret, breaching tools, watch out for “Jody”, 19th SFGA ODA trek in Korea, SOCEUR’s Exercise Black Swan, AC-130 flying in combat, Australian Army night fighting equipment, 1st SFGA and AWA […]