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, […]

Operators from Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conduct a training Water Jump (photo SOCEUR 2016)

Special Operations News 20170107

January 7, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170107 – France gets after the ‘tangos’, 10 wars to watch in 2017, a SF dude in the corporate world, SF history, Erik Prince and border control, U.S. wounded in Iraq and Syria, Year of the Commando, and […]

ATV Training in Europe (photo by Special Operations Command Europe - SOCEUR 2016)

Special Operations News Update 20170106

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170106 – SEAL died from exposure and drowning while off-duty, Russian SOF aviation, “Peacemaker” – CA pub, trailer on SEAL Team “SIX”, what’s wrong with SOCOM, PRISM – SOF edition of NDU pub Dec 2016, 10th SFGA gets […]

A U.S. Navy SEAL assigned to Naval Special Warfare Unit 2 trains up a member of the Serbian Special Anti-Terrorist Unit in November 2016. (photo by Staff Sgt. Larraine Whetstone, 24th Press Camp HQ).

Special Operations News Update 20160105

January 5, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20160105 – History Channel Asia special on Asia’s special forces, passing SOF selection, South Korean hit squad, SOCEUR SEALs train with Serbs, rescuing SOF operators off the African continent, and more. Asia’s Special Forces. The History Channel […]

US artillery unit providing fire support to Iraqi government forces in the offensive to take Mosul from the Islamic State.

Mosul Offensive – Now in Phase II

January 5, 2017 SOF News 0

The Fight Continues – Phase II. After a two-week lull in the action in the waning days of December the Iraqi military and its allies (Kurdish Peshmerga, Iran proxy militias, etc.) have re-started the campaign to re-capture Mosul. Phase II […]

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016

Special Warfare Magazine July – December 2016

January 4, 2017 SOF News 0

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016  Volume 29, Issue 2 has been published and is posted online. Some of the articles are listed below: “A History of Assessment and Selection” “Small Unit Tactics: A Foundational Skill Set” “SERE: Doing More […]