Faraday Field 19-1 UK SOF maritime exercise

Exercise Faraday Field 19-1 – UK SOF

January 26, 2019 SOF News 0

Despite SOF aircrews having recently taken part in an actual SOF insertion onto a ship where SOF troops captured illegal immigrants holding the crew of a ship captive, UK Special Forces aircrew have just completed yet another major week-long SF […]

Video Afghan UH-60

Video Afghan UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

March 31, 2018 SOF News 0

Video Afghan UH-60 Black Hawks – A short (one minute long) video has been produced by the media folks at Resolute Support Headquarters in Afghanistan promoting the progress of the fielding program of the helicopters that are replacing the Mi-17 […]

ATAC Video - Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) trainee of the 203rd ANA Corps at FOB Thunder in Gardez, Afghanistan trains with Afghan Air Force (AAF) A-29 Super Tucanos. (Photo from RS HQ video, 28 Jul 2017).

Video – Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATACs)

July 28, 2017 SOF News 0

ATAC Video – This three-minute long ATAC video describes the training that Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) go through to become certified to call in close air support missions for troops in contact or for ground operations. Their training is […]

4-319th Artillery in Latvia conducting fire support training in winter of 2016 (photo Department of Defense)

Defense and National Security News

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

National Security and Defense News – JSTARS, Syria, Iran, Iraq, fixing the Navy, fighting terrorism, counterinsurgency, state-building, foreign policy, and more. JSTARS Over the Middle East. One reporter, Eric Schmitt, recently spent some time with the Air Force visiting a […]

Niloofar Rahmani, first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force. (Photo from video by Ryan M. Harper, Navy Media, 11 Mar 2015.)

Afghan War News Update

December 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan war news update for 20161227 – Afghanistan has lots of generals, video of C-130J capabilities, Iran and Russia encircling U.S. in Afghanistan, video – “Bagram Airfield: 2016 Year in Review”, the downside of NDS funding “uprising militias”, and more. […]

MC 130J Commando II Loadmaster (USAF photo by 1LT Chris Sullivan)

MC-130J Commando II – Loadmaster Profile

November 3, 2016 SOF News 0

A MC 130J Commando II Loadmaster has a difficult and interesting job. The Air Force has several MC-130J Commando II aircraft based at Royal Air Force Midenhall, England. These aircraft (and their crews) perform a variety of special operations missions […]

U.S. Army Chinook transporting equipment container in Afghanistan (photo from DVIDS video Oct 2016)

Video – Sling Load Operations in Afghanistan

October 28, 2016 SOF News 0

How do you move large equipment containers over rough terrain and roads controlled by insurgents to remote locations in Afghanistan. Sling loading the containers underneath Chinook helicopters is one way. Watch a video by U.S. Forces Afghanistan (October 2016). www.dvidshub.net/video/489674/1cd-rssb-sling-load