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

Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division conduct Combat Rubber Raiding Craft Training in Hawaii. (Photo by SSG Armando Limon, DoD, 29 Nov 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20171201

December 1, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171201 – Standards at SFQC slipping, Jaded Thunder exercise, former Navy SEAL running for Congress, abandoning the Kurds, STS in Faryab province, innish Winter War anniversary, U.S. advisors to accompany lower level Afghan units, UAE in Yemen, […]

10th Special Forces Group Soldiers riding a snowmobile during Winter Warfare training. (Photo from video by SSG William Reinier, 10th SFGA, Oct 25, 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20171030

October 30, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171030 – USASFC honors JFK, JIDO fighting drones, Operation Barkhane (France), inside story on death of SEAL in Somalia, militant groups in Niger region, SOFWERX drone rodeo, Kurds vs. ISF, Bowe Bergdahl, hybrid war in Ukraine, Kenya’s […]