1st SFGA conduct MAROPS training with US submarine off coast of Hawaii during exercise RIMPAC 18. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton, USN, July 9, 2018.

Tip of the Spear – October 2018

October 30, 2018 SOF News 0

The latest issue of Tip of the Spear October 2018 – has been published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The 40-page publication has a number of interesting articles about special operations around the world. Articles can be […]

NATO SOF Conference in Budapest – Oct 2018

October 29, 2018 SOF News 0

A NATO SOF conference was held in Budapest, Hungary over a 2-day period. The theme of the conference was interagency cooperation in counterterrorism. The conference was hosted by the Hungarian Special Operations Command. In attendance were leaders and staff of […]

Trident Juncture 2018 - NATO Exercise in Norway

Trident Juncture 18

October 25, 2018 SOF News 0

Trident Juncture 18 is a big exercise that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is conducting in Norway. It involves over 50,000 personnel from many countries and numerous ships, aircraft, and ground vehicles. The participating nations include NATO members, NATO allies, […]

An Australian soldier scans the horizon in Iraq. Phot by Specialist Eric Cerami, US Army, Oct 1, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181024

October 24, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181024 – stabilization review – LL, OSS Society dinner, Russia in Africa, Finland’s navy, SOF candidates running for office, webcast event on AMISOM, French Murene SLV diver propulsion device, second Navy SEAL charged, SOF operator killed in […]

Combat Diver trainees do morning PT at the Special Forces dive school at Key West, Florida. Photo by USAJFKSWCS, June 5, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181022

October 22, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181022 – SAS legend of WWII, Ge Raziq – RIP, Afghan elections, ‘Warriors Wanted’ video, SEAL in brig, US general shot in Afghanistan, SOF veterans trending to mercenary work, body armor revisions, Schoomaker on board, Hunter Killer […]

USAJFKSWCS Command Brief 2018

Video – USAJFKSWCS Command Brief 2018

October 20, 2018 SOF News 0

This five-minute long video – entitled USAJFKSWCS Command Brief 2018 – provides an overview of how the U.S. Army trains its SOF soldiers. The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School is located at Fort Bragg, […]

High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) jump from a C-130J over Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on March 23, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181019

October 19, 2018 SOF News 0

Topics Covered: Mercenary mission in Yemen, JFK wreath laying ceremony, Army National Guard’s SFAB, Australia’s SF medics, USSOCOM acquiring Russian-style weapons, damaged F-22s, airstrike in Somalia, Spanish SOF conduct sniper course for Afghan Commandos, refocusing SOCOM, SOCOM’s mini-drones, Niger drone […]

A C-130 from the 1st Special Operations Wing at Eglin AFB participates in Exercise Frigid Archer in 2016.

Special Operations News Update 20181015

October 15, 2018 SOF News 0

Topics Covered – China’s Xinjiang province and unrest, Islamic State tactics, AQAP, MARSOC bonuses, ‘Battlefield Airmen’, can 180As really run, death by PowerPoint, Gen (Ret) Keane on Afghanistan, organizing CA under USSOCOM, defending Gotland, Uganda SFQC, MAVNI program, new national […]

Special Unit 333 Afghanistan

Commando Force 333 Celebrates Opening of Female Facilities

October 14, 2018 DVIDS 0

By Martha Schaeffer, NSOCC-A. LOGAR, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s General Command of Police Special Units Commando Force (CF) 333 rededicated a female dormitory at a ceremony in Logar province, Oct. 9, 2018. The upgraded 30-bed facility, including a gym, children’s nursery […]

Maritime training by west coast NSW unit. Photo by Lt. NSW Group One, October 21, 2010.

Special Operations News Update 20181012

October 12, 2018 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary about current conflicts, national defense, and special operations from around the world. SOF News Training Battlefield Airmen.  The Air Force Battlefield Airmen Training Group is revamping how it trains prospective Air Force special operators. One […]

STS Airman at NTC coordinates fires. Photo by Staff Sgt Rose Gudx, USAF, Sep 2, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181010

October 10, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Special Tactics Airmen at NTC. Airmen from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron based at Pope Army Airfield (FBNC) recent took part in an exercise at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California with teams from the […]

Jump Eloy DZ. Jumper prepares to exit airplane over Tunnel Drop Zone, Eloy, Arizona. Photo by Specialist Christopher Stevenson, 10th SFGA, September 17, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181008

October 8, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181008 – Miscellaneous papers and reports on national security, Army Futures Command, new NATO SOF aviation training center, fighting two wars at the same time, Kazakhstan combat divers, SF team in Nangarhar, Malaysia’s NSOF disbanded, AFSOC officer […]