USSOCOM-Commanders-Reading-List-2017

USSOCOM Commander’s Reading List 2017

July 5, 2017 John Friberg 0

Every year the commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) gins up a ‘Commander’s Reading List’. The current one for 2017 is now available. The USSOCOM Commander’s Reading List 2017 is posted online. The image below is from […]

Members of 1st Special Forces Group conduct a stream crossing during the 60th Anniversary "Living History Training Event" held June 2017 (Photo MAJ Alexandra Weiskopf, 1st SFGA)

Special Operations News Update – 20170629

June 29, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170629 – Entry into Australian SOF, USSOCOM tests laser weapons on Apache helicopter, 60th Anniversary for 1st SFGA, USAF SOF conducts refueling exercise, foreign weapons for USSOCOM, SF team instructs Hondurans on 106-mm RR (history), Operation Red […]

Map of Combatant Command. Source DoD 2016

What is a Combatant Command?

January 3, 2017 SOF News 0

The Department of Defense has divided the world up into regional areas of responsibility – each region designated as a combatant command. These regions are provided command and control organizations and led by four-star general (or admirals) officers. The Combatant Commands […]

BUDS class in 2010 (photo DoD)

Special Operations Forces News 20161226

December 26, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161226 – SOFCCC – the good and the bad, USSOCOM and WMD, MARSOC honored by museum, India SOF lagging behind other nations, NAVSCIATTS, Navy SEAL leaks meaning of Christmas, video of Norwegian SOF, special opns weathermen in […]

Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama took place in December 1989. (graphic from USSOCOM Twitter feed Dec 20, 2016.

Operation JUST CAUSE – Panama December 1989

December 20, 2016 SOF News 0

On this day – December 20, 1989 – Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama began. The operation arrested Maneul Noriega – the ruling dictator – and restored the government of Guillermo Endara. Special Operations Command South (SOCSouth) was stationed in the […]

CV-22 Osprey in Exercise Southern Strike (photo 26 Oct 2016 by SA Jeff Parkinson, 1st SOW)

CV-22 Osprey – Versatile but Expensive to Operate

December 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines and Air Force have V-22 Ospreys in their inventory. The MV-22 is the Marine Corps tiltrotar aircraft while the CV-22 is the Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOC) tiltrotar aircraft. Despite some early safety issues during the development […]

USSOCOM Para-Commandos

Para-Commandos of USSOCOM

December 8, 2016 SOF News 0

The USSOCOM Para-Commandos are the precision parachute team of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The team started up in 1991 and do parachute demonstration jumps on behalf of USSOCOM. The USSOCOM Para-Commandos […]

TALOS Iron Man Suit - Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (image from RDECOM video, 28 May 2015).

TALOS Iron Man Suit Prototype for USSOCOM

November 26, 2016 SOF News 0

A prototype TALOS Iron Man Suit may soon be available for testing by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Base, Florida. The Tactical Light Operator Suit or TALOS is aimed at providing special operators (Green Berets, […]