AC-130 Gunship

Special Operations News Update – 20170626

June 26, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170626 – SOF Airmen get $$$ bonus, Norway extends Marines, Erik Prince in Somalia, Jordan’s spies, Lockheed’s C-130J-SOF, revival of Haruv (Israeli SOF), Afghanistan update, Lessons Learned from Iraq, and more. Russia is Pissed as Norway Extends […]

Marine patrolling in Lithuania during Exercise Iron Sword 2016 (photo by SGT Kirstin Merrimarahaha, December 1, 2016)

Exercise Iron Sword 2016

December 30, 2016 SOF News 0

U.S. SOF recently participated in Exercise Iron Sword 2016 in Eastern Europe. The event was a two-week multinational field training exercise held in Lithuania. Conventional, airborne, and SOF units from the United States, Canada, Estonia, Germany, UK, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, […]

SOF Operators helicasting onto a rooftop (photo from USSOCOM 2016 Factbook)

Special Operations News 20161227

December 27, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161227 – destruction of ISIS, Global SOF Symposium, Afghan interpreters in the lurch, fake SEAL goes to prison, French reporters embed with Iraqi SOF, top 5 Marine Corps around the world, and more. Global SOF Symposium. February 20-23, […]

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 […]

The Warfighters by the History Channel

The Warfighters – New TV Program with SOF Stories

November 10, 2016 SOF News 0

The History Channel is debuting a new television program entitled The Warfighters. The program chronicles real special operations forces missions but from the perspective of those who lived it. The program will air on Friday, November 11th – Veterans Day. The show […]

MARSOC

MARSOC goes with 9mm Glock 19

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines Special Operations Command  – MARSOC is going with the 9mm Glock 19 as its secondary weapon. They picked the 9mm over the .45 caliber for a number of reasons to include accuracy and cost. The Glock provides a […]

Special Operations Warrior Foundation SOWF

Special Operations Update for 20160813

August 13, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update: Ventura pursuing suit to Supreme Court, who founded the Islamic State, who is the Syrian Opposition, GWOT, new cdr for SOCSOUTH, generals in politics, and Air Force pilot shortage. Operation EPIC 2016. Learn how the Special Operations […]

Map Middle East North Africa

Special Operations News Update – 20160812

August 12, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update. The fracturing of the Arab world, US asks India for military assistance in Afghanistan, the grinding fight against ISIS in Libya, and more. How the Arab World Came Apart. Scott Anderson has provided us with a very […]