Fuerzas Comando 2018 Panama special operations forces sof exercise

Fuerzas Comando 2018

July 28, 2018 SOF News 0

The Fuerzas Comando 2018 took place in Panama from July 16-26. Special operations forces from 19 countries participated in the 9 day event. There about 700 operators participating in the SOF skills competition. The contest promotes multinational partnerships in the […]

Trainees of the Afghan Commando Course CDOQC for July 2018 in formation at Camp Commando. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, July 15, 2018.

New Afghan Commando Course Begins July 2018

July 28, 2018 SOF News 0

Another group of Afghan soldiers are attending the Afghan Commando Course at Camp Commando (located just outside of Kabul). The opening ceremony was conducted on July 15, 2018 and the keynote speaker was Lt. Gen. Bismallah Waziri – the commander […]

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Lt Gen Scott Howell Biography

May 10, 2018 SOF News 0

The newest commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is Lieutenant General Scott Howell. He is an Air Force officer and rotary wing pilot with deep experience in the special operations community. Howell is the first Air Force officer to […]

Iron Mike Healy

Iron Mike Healy – RIP

April 14, 2018 SOF News 0

Iron Mike Healy – RIP. A legendary U.S. Army Special Forces officer died on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Retired Major General Michael D. Healy joined the Army shortly before the Japanese surrender at the end of World […]

Modern Political Warfare - RAND Corporation - April 2018

Modern Political Warfare – RAND (2018)

April 5, 2018 SOF News 0

RAND Corporation has published a 355-page paper entitled Modern Political Warfare : Current Practices and Possible Responses (April 2018). Those readers in the special operations community will recognized the names of many of the co-authors of this paper: Linda Robinson, Todd C. […]

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Coalition Casualties Syria – March 29, 2018

March 30, 2018 SOF News 0

Coalition Casualties Syria – On March 30, 2018 Central Command announced that two coalition personnel were killed and five were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria at approximately 9 p.m. GMT March 29th. The wounded personnel received immediate […]

Golden Knights jump from C-31A Troopship during 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show on September 22, 2017. (Photo by Lance Corporal Becky Calhoun, USMC)

Special Operations News Update 20170925

September 25, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20170925 – Overuse of SOF (NYTs), CNN’s ‘Legion of Brothers’, Marine’s SPMAGTF-CRA works with Spanish SOF, Marine’s first female infantry officer, Sep issue of CTC Sentinel, NSW officer assignment, suicides in the SOF force, training contract […]

Special Operations News Update – 20170619

June 19, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170619 – Organization, mission, and training of the 75th Ranger Regiment; new approaches needed for an over-extended SOF force; a profile of the 5th Special Forces Group; USSOCOM shopping list; info on Bill McRaven at University of […]

A SOF Sniper with 7th Special Forcese Group on SR training mission at USMC Twentynine Palms, California. (Photo by USAF Tech Sgt. Efren Lopez, Feb 17, 2016).

Special Operations News 20170110

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170110 – video of Australian SAS in action, Green Beret explains the 100 year war, video of “Air Commando Pride”, Green Beret families, SOF raid on Islamic State in Syria, U.S special operations forces & Trump, and […]

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 […]

Personnel from Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) perform a high altitude low opening (HALO) parachute jump from a U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at 12,000 feet in Stuttgart, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Jason Johnston, 18 Aug 2016).

Special Operations News 20170109

January 9, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170109 – SGM Robles (7th SFGA) dies of illness, video NATO SOF, Josuah Wheeler memorial, advising the YPG in Syria, tiff between Indonesian and Australian SOF, ex-SEAL and medical doctor talks on civilian shootings and medical responses, […]