SDF mortar team fires 120mm at ISIS target near Deir ez-Zor in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria. Photo by SGT Matthew Crane, CJTF-OIR, November 16, 2018.

Trump Said Turkey Will Finish Off ISIS. Maybe Not.

January 29, 2019 SOF News 0

In December 19, 2018 President Trump surprised just about everyone when he announced that the U.S. would begin immediately withdrawing its 2,200 military personnel from northeastern Syria. This decision was apparently the result of a phone call with the Turkish […]

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 […]

SFC Joshua Beale KIA Afghanistan January 2019

SFC Joshua Beale – 3rd SFGA – KIA Afghanistan

January 23, 2019 SOF News 0

SFC Joshua Beale, age 32, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Joshua Beale, succumbed to wounds sustained from small […]

Syria bombing casualties January 2019

Syria Bombing Victims Identified

January 18, 2019 SOF News 0

The Department of Defense has identified three of the four Americans who died on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Manbji, Syria in a suicide bombing. The patrol was on an engagement patrol when the attack occurred. A suicide bomber detonated […]

Jonathan Farmer, KIA in Syria, 2019, 5th Special Forces Group

Jonathan Farmer- SF WO KIA in Syria

January 18, 2019 SOF News 0

​Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer, age 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida died of wounds sustained during an attack while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, January 16, 2019. Born April 27, 1981, Farmer joined the U.S. Army on […]

CRS Report on US Special Operations Forces October 2018

CRS Report on US SOF to Congress

November 6, 2018 SOF News 0

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has updated its U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress report. The latest pub is dated October 29, 2018, (CRS RS21048). This 13-page CRS report on US SOF covers a variety of topics […]

USAJFKSWCS Command Brief 2018

Video – USAJFKSWCS Command Brief 2018

October 20, 2018 SOF News 0

This five-minute long video – entitled USAJFKSWCS Command Brief 2018 – provides an overview of how the U.S. Army trains its SOF soldiers. The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School is located at Fort Bragg, […]

Operation Commando Wrath Afghanistan 2008

Operation Commando Wrath

October 1, 2018 SOF News 0

By Brian Morris, SF MSG (Ret) On Monday, October 1, 2018 former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II received the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty on April 6, 2008 while assigned to Special […]

SSG Matthew Pucino Memorial Foundation

SSG Matthew Pucino Memorial Foundation

September 10, 2018 SOF News 0

The SSG Matthew Pucino Memorial Foundation, Ltd provides for the emotional and physical needs of combat wounded soldiers and their families and to the families of the fallen. Matthew Pucino died at the age of 34 in November 2009 in […]

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 […]

Video of National Guard Special Forces Chapter 1

Video – National Guard Special Forces

June 14, 2018 SOF News 0

Video of National Guard Special Forces. The 19th and 20th Special Forces groups have units in a variety of states across the country. Guard SF units play a large role in contributing to the homeland security as well as participate […]

Arctic Edge 18

Arctic Edge 18 and SOCNORTH

March 17, 2018 SOF News 0

Arctic Edge 18 – Special Operations Command – North or SOCNORTH is currently participating in Arctic Edge 18. This is an exercise conducted by a host of military units to SOCNORTH, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, and 11th Air Force. SOCNORTH, […]

Special Forces HALO Jump

Video: Special Forces HALO Parachute Jump

March 5, 2018 SOF News 0

Watch a one-minute long video of members of the U.S. Army conduct a Special Forces HALO parachute jump from a helicopter. Video published March 2, 2018 by the U.S. Army posted on YouTube.com. www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXHn_sxmPMQ