Night Hawk 18 Exercise Denmark

Night Hawk 18 – SOF Exercise in Denmark

October 2, 2018 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty Danish air force base Aalborg was once again host to this year’s Special Operations Night Hawk 18 (NH18) exercise, which ran from 17 to 27 September 2018. Nighthawk is a multinational exercise, led by Danish Special Operations […]

Latvian SOF is briefed by an Afghan officer assigned to a Mobile Strike Kandak during the Cobra Strike Maneuver Course near Kabul. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, Sep 2018.

Cobra Strike Maneuver Course – ANASOC

September 28, 2018 SOF News 0

The Cobra Strike Maneuver Course (CSMC) conducted at Camp Scorpion is the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School of Excellence (SOE) training venue for developing the fighting skills of entire Commando Special Operations Kandak’s (SOKs). The Commandos learn […]

ANASOC Land Navigation Course and Call for Fire Training

September 15, 2018 SOF News 0

CAMP Commando, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) Commandos, with General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) policemen spent two weeks in August 2018 learning Close Air Attack techniques as part of the 6-week ANASOC Land Navigation […]

CDOQC Phase 1 RPG Training - An ANASOC instructor talks recruits through the principles of firing the RPG-7. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, July 30, 2018.

CDOQC Phase 1 – Afghan Commandos Train on RPG-7

August 14, 2018 SOF News 0

CDOQC Phase 1 The first phase – CDOQC Phase 1 – of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command’s (ANASOC) School of Excellence Commando Qualification Course (CDOQC) is on small arms weapons systems. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces […]

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 […]

A member of the 3rd Special Forces Group participates in Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) training in the 3rd SFG combatives dojo. (Photo US Army, Lewis Perkins, 2018).

Special Operations Combatives Program – SOCP

April 5, 2018 SOF News 0

Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) – U.S. Army Special Forces has adopted a training program that bridges the gap between the foundation training provided by the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) and the unique combative skills required by today’s Special […]

German Self Propelled Artillery participating in Dynamic Front 18 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger, March 7, 2018).

Dynamic Front 18 – Exercise with SOF Integration

March 29, 2018 SOF News 0

Dynamic Front 18 – a field artillery exercise was recently held in Germany that included participants from 26 different nations. The exercise – with over 3,700 personnel taking part – focused on the interoperability of U.S. Army, joint service, and […]

ISTC SOF Medic Course

NATO’s ISTC SOF Medic Course

March 22, 2018 John Friberg 0

ISTC SOF Medic Course – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has a number of special operations related courses that are conducted at a school in Pfullendorf, Germany. One of these courses conducted at the NATO International Special Training Center […]

JTAC training video

JTAC Training Video – National Training Center

March 13, 2018 SOF News 0

JTAC Training Video – Joint Terminal Attack Controllers of the U.S. Air Force are qualified to direct the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations. The National Training Center (NTC) provides JTACs the […]

ATAC Video - Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) trainee of the 203rd ANA Corps at FOB Thunder in Gardez, Afghanistan trains with Afghan Air Force (AAF) A-29 Super Tucanos. (Photo from RS HQ video, 28 Jul 2017).

Video – Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATACs)

July 28, 2017 SOF News 0

ATAC Video – This three-minute long ATAC video describes the training that Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) go through to become certified to call in close air support missions for troops in contact or for ground operations. Their training is […]

BCFE of Paraguay: Soldiers from Paraguay's Joint Special Forces Battalion practice military drills. (Photo: Paraguayan Armed Forces General Command)

BCFE – Paraguayan Joint Special Forces Battalion

June 30, 2017 SOF News 0

Members of the BCFE or Paraguayan Joint Special Forces Battalion recently participated in a Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) event with members of the U.S. Army’s 20th Special Forces Group. The exercise was focused on exchanging training techniques and familiarization […]