Exercise Eager Lion 19

Exercise Eager Lion 19 Held in Jordan

September 19, 2019 SOF News 0

More than 8,000 multinational troops participated in Exercise Eager Lion 19. This is the ninth year of the exercise – an event that provides for multinational interoperability for some 30 nations. The United States contributed about 3,700 troops to the […]

Crisis Response Unit 222 Afghanistan

Afghan Conflict Update – September 2019

September 18, 2019 SOF News 0

Photo: Afghan Ministry of Interior’s Crisis Response Unit 222. Photo by Resolute Support Twitter 12 Feb 2018. According to some the peace talks will yield an agreement between the Taliban and the United States that will lead to a peaceful […]

Jeremy Griffin, KIA in Afghanistan in 2019.

SFC Jeremy Griffin – 1st SFGA – RIP

September 17, 2019 SOF News 0

A Special Forces soldier, SFC Jeremy Griffin, was killed on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Afghanistan. He died of wounds from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Wardak province, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 3rd […]

Paratroopers of Italian Folgore Brigade

Special Operations News Update – Sep 16, 2019

September 16, 2019 SOF News 0

Photo: Paratroopers from the Italian Folgore Brigade conduct a HALO jump during Exercise Saber Guardian. Photo courtesy of Special Operations Command Europe, September 2019. SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts […]

2019 Special Forces Association convention

Special Forces Association Annual Convention 2019

September 13, 2019 John Friberg 0

The editor of SOF News spent some time in Charleston, West Virginia attending the 2019 Special Forces Association National Convention. The event took place 13-17 August, 2019. This was the 43rd annual convention of the SFA. This year’s theme was “A Tribute to […]

MDSU 2 Ice Divers

Special Operations News Update for Sep 9, 2019

September 9, 2019 SOF News 0

Photo: Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 surface through an ice hole during ice diving training on a frozen lake at Camp Ripley in Minnesota. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeff Atherton, February 11, […]

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USASOC Receives Congressional Medal Awarded to OSS

September 5, 2019 John Friberg 0

The United States Army Special Operations Command has received the Congressional Medal awarded to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The special operations forces and intelligence community organizations that trace their roots to the OSS are receiving an honorary replica. […]