LTG Webb, Cdr AFSOC, Visits Duke Field for briefings on Combat Aviation Advisors, Non-Standard Aviation assets, and SOF intiatives. (Photo by USAF TSgt Kenneth McCann, 26 July 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20170731

July 31, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170731 – 5 myths of future wars, contractors to fill SF role in Africa, 181st SOWT parachute jump, 30th anniversary of SF NCO Academy, Ukraine SOF, B-52s and psychological warfare, SF and Chevy Suburbans, SilentHawk motorbike, Army […]

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 […]

SOF Range Firing

Special Operations News Update 20170727

July 27, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170727 – SOCOM stuck in Afghanistan, Romania’s Joint Special Operations (SOF) Headquarters, SF teammate describes Jordan attack, reforming foreign assistance, U.S. SOF and Raqqa, SOF fighting terror in Africa, 5th SFGA’s “Blue Light”, SOF and SFA, Ireland’s […]

Paratroopers Descending in Bulgaria. The 173rd Airborne Brigade trained with allies and partners during Operation Swift Response. (Photo by 173rd Airborne Brigade, July 18, 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20170725

July 25, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170725 – Recon Marines train w/ SF, NSW’s first transgender, Sacolick with K2, Aussie police & hi-tech gear, Air Commandos learn about Operation Anaconda, Ranger School or BUDs – which is tougher, fixing Afghan security forces, Afghan […]

Soldier with 5th SFGA demonstrates Australian Rappel at Boy Scout National Jamboree in West Virginia. (Photo by SSG Matt Britton, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs, US Army, July 21, 2017).

Special Operations News Update – 20170721

July 21, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170721 – AFSOC airmen train with MARSOC, female SEALs, foreign born recruits, NYPD CT unit, SOCOM RFI for body sensors, laser-armed C-130s, “Naked Warrior” – Navy SEAL monument, Jordanian murder trial, book review, UK SOF and the […]