Temporary Break

SOF News – Summer and Fall Break

July 20, 2021 SOF News 0

SOF News is taking several months off. The editor has a couple of short-term contract assignments, writing projects to work on, a few planned vacations, travel, and other time-consuming commitments. With all these happenings something has to take a secondary role […]

MARSOC’s Exercise RAVEN

July 16, 2021 John Friberg 0

Marine Raiders recently completed a series of pre-deployment training exercises in Tennessee in the spring of 2021. The RAVEN exercises are used by Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to train and evaluate Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOC) and Marine […]

Book review - No Moon as Witness by James Stejskal

Book Review – No Moon As Witness

July 15, 2021 John Friberg 0

A recent book by James Stejskal, No Moon as Witness, describes the training and the missions of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The book is a compact and concise history […]

Spike Team Tiger Bob Donoghue

“My First Mission Across the Fence”

July 13, 2021 SOF News 0

By Bob Donoghue. A Green Beret assigned to Spike Team Tiger with Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) based at FOB-3 Khe Sanh in April 1968 describes a mission to locate the 304th NVA Division in […]

Navy SEALs Diving

Special Operations News Update – Monday, July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include SOF history, Afghanistan, Little Bird, Somalia, NSW, Russian’s SOBR, ransomware attacks, upcoming SOF events, and more. SOF News General Scott Miller Finishes Long […]

Exercise Sea Breeze 2021

Sea Breeze 2021 – Exercise in the Black Sea

July 8, 2021 John Friberg 0

The United States and other NATO countries participated in an extensive military exercise in the Black Sea region entitled Exercise Sea Breeze 2021. The two-week long exercise is a joint, multi-national event with 5,000 personnel, 30 ships, and 40 aircraft […]

Special Warfare Airmen of 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron

Special Operations News Update – Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include a relevant NSW, SOCOM’s anti-aging pills, award upgrades for Operation Gothic Serpent, SOF and CAS, armed overwatch program, SOF’s future, Irish Ranger Wing […]

Fireworks Fun

Independence Day! July 4, 2021

July 4, 2021 SOF News 0

The United States is celebrating the “Fourth of July – Independence Day” with a 3-day weekend. The tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies […]

Rear Adm. Milton Sands

New Commander for Special Operations Command Africa

July 2, 2021 SOF News 0

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Milton Sands assumed command of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) on July 1, 2021 at Kelley Barracks near Stuttgart, Germany. SOCAFRICA is the operational command responsible for joint special operations on the continent of Africa. The […]