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Video Afghan UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

March 31, 2018 SOF News 0

Video Afghan UH-60 Black Hawks – A short (one minute long) video has been produced by the media folks at Resolute Support Headquarters in Afghanistan promoting the progress of the fielding program of the helicopters that are replacing the Mi-17 […]

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Coalition Casualties Syria – March 29, 2018

March 30, 2018 SOF News 0

Coalition Casualties Syria – On March 30, 2018 Central Command announced that two coalition personnel were killed and five were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria at approximately 9 p.m. GMT March 29th. The wounded personnel received immediate […]

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Afghanistan CRS Report – March 2018

March 30, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghanistan CRS Report March 2018. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has published an update to its periodic report to Congress about Afghanistan. The contents of the 20 page report is outlined below: Overview Political Situation Reconciliation Efforts and Obstacles Military […]

USAF pararescueman parachutes over Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan after exiting in MFF from a C=130J Super Hercules. (photo Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, AFCENT PA, March 23, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180330

March 30, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180330 – video on top five SOF units, At War blog returns, dangers of ‘proxy wars’, UK’s ‘no comment’ policy on SOF, 3/3rd SFG cdr on Africa, TV documentary on ‘Operation Hot Pursuit’, Vietnam SF Vet recounts 3 tours, […]

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 […]

Marines from Force Recon company board a ship in Guam. (Photo by CPL Carl King, 3rd Marine Division, March 21, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180328

March 28, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180328 – GB Foundation’s “Honey Badger Classic”, Army’s new CSASS rifle, understanding Iran’s Guard Corps, an assessment of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, VR training, reducing mandatory training requirements, Netherland’s MoD White Paper, increasing basic trainng for Army, […]

Video Marine FET - Female Engagement Team (FET) of the 26th MEU trains with Romanian FET counterparts in Romania. (video by SGT Sylvia Tapia, 26th MEU, Mar 16, 2018).

Video – Marine FET Trains in Romania

March 27, 2018 SOF News 0

Video Marine FET Trains in Romania – A 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Female Engagement Team (FET) recently trained with a counterpart Romania FET during Exercise Spring Storm 2018 at the Capu Midia Training Area in Romania. Spring Storm is […]

Video Cold Weather Packing List - Have a look at what a Marine puts in his backpack for cold weather training. (NATO, March 26, 2018).

Cold Weather Packing List Video

March 26, 2018 SOF News 0

Cold Weather Packing List Video – Have a look at what a U.S. Marine puts in his backpack to survive in the cold weather. 21 items weighing a total of 79 pounds will keep him warm. He can then survive […]

10th Special Forces member on a snow machine during a four week long winter warfare training exercise in Sweden. (photo by SSG Matthew Britton, SOCEUR, February 28, 20180.

Special Operations News Update 20180326

March 26, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180326 – Gov Greitens still under fire, AT training facility in Jordan, conflict in Yemen to continue, retired SEAL on his career, medic instructor at Joint SO Medical Training Center, USASOC sniper competition, CRS report on Iraq, […]

CH-47F Crew Chief over Afghanistan (photo USAF Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, March 15, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180323

March 23, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180323 – Russia’s SOF training in Gulf of Finland, Dunford enthusiastic about 1st SFAB, 1966 door gunner training video, OSS receives Congressional Gold Medal, LE CT training facility opens in Jordan, Poland’s more modern military, joining the […]

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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 […]