CH-47F Crew Chief over Afghanistan (photo USAF Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, March 15, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180323

March 23, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180323 – Russia’s SOF training in Gulf of Finland, Dunford enthusiastic about 1st SFAB, 1966 door gunner training video, OSS receives Congressional Gold Medal, LE CT training facility opens in Jordan, Poland’s more modern military, joining the […]

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 […]

CH-47F Chinook from Task Force Brawler participates in Personnel Recovery exercise with USAF Guardian Angel team at Bagram AF. (Photo by USAF Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook, 27 Feb 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180305

March 5, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180305 -PSYOP and Consumption Theory, SFABs, OSS Gold Medal, CT strategy, Confederate SF, OSS X-2, spies in Boston, Niger SF mission, and more. PSYOP, TAs, and Theories. A member of the 5th PSYOP Battalion at Fort Bragg, […]

AMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Oct. 17, 2017) – SFC Jonathan Newell, headquarters NCOIC for the 7th SFG, monitors jumpers during their descent. The air mission was a recertification jump monitored by members of the SOJTF and 1st TSC. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jacqueline Whitt)

Special Operations News Update 20171025

October 25, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171025 – New uniform for Canada’s elite, US obesity affects recruiting, SOF’s MC-12S aircraft, French CT mission in Africa, Exercise Lightning Forge 2017, 12 Strong, SEAL Foundation relocates, OSS Award to BU professor, local businesses help out 7th […]

SOF Operator - Image from USSOCOM 2016 Factbook

Special Operations News Update 20161218

December 18, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161218 – Iraq’ Golden Division, OSS veterans honored by Congress, Navy SEALs in Serbia, Navy SEAL for Interior secretary, Fox News video on ‘shadow warriors’, Navy SEALs and what Hollywood gets wrong, SOCEUR re-enacts D-Day parachute […]

Map Albania - CIA

Some History of the OSS in Albania during WWII

November 14, 2016 John Friberg 0

In World War II the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) placed intelligence and operating agents in enemy-controlled Albania. The OSS in Albania provided a wealth of intelligence via radio transmissions. The operational and intelligence teams of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) […]

U.S. Navy SEALs and Greek SF fastrope off tower during Greek military exercise. (Photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl, SOCEUR, 15 Sep 2016)

SOF News Update for 20161009

October 9, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161009 – India’s COIN force and Paras, SOF operators and keeping secrets secret, U.S. SOF in Kunduz City fight, 281st Assault Helicopter Company remembered, SOF and PTSD, recognition for the OSS, JIDA (which used to be […]

Operation CARPETBAGGER. Photo from National Museum of US Air Force

Operation CARPETBAGGER – Supporting OSS in WWII

August 15, 2016 SOF News 0

During World War II the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and U.S. Army Special Forces, used the U.S. Army Air Forces to fly secret missions into Europe. The aircraft would drop supplies, […]