Special Forces Association Convention 2023

SFA Convention – Pause in Posting

May 22, 2023 John Friberg 0

The Editor of SOF News will be attending the Special Forces Association Convention in Indianapolis this week from May 22-26, 2023. Posting of articles and sending of the SOF News newsletter will be on pause for several days. We will […]

Marines Kabul NEO August 2021

IG Quarterly Report for OES – Afghanistan

May 19, 2023 SOF News 0

The Lead Inspector General report to the U.S. Congress on Operation Enduring Sentinel (OES) Afghanistan has been published (May 2023). The report provides an update on significant events in Afghanistan covering the period from January 1st to March 31st 2023. […]

K9 Diesel Canine Medical Trainer

K9 Diesel – Canine Medical Trainer

May 18, 2023 John Friberg 0

While at SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida from May 8-11, 2023, I visited a number of very interesting and informative displays in the exhibition hall. One of the more compelling booths featured TACMED Solutions K9 Diesel. This highly realistic […]

SOF Week 2023

News From SOF Week 2023

May 16, 2023 SOF News 0

The Editor of SOF News attended the week-long SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida from May 8-11, 2023. There were hundreds of exhibits, seminars, panel discussions, and presentations. It was impossible to see all of them as many of them […]

Osprey Aerial Refueling

Special Operations News Update – May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: An Airman assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron oversees the aerial refueling of a CV-22 Osprey from an MC-130J Commando II […]

Map Special Operations Command Korea

Interview with SOCKOR Commander (May 2023)

May 14, 2023 John Friberg 0

The editor of SOF News had the unique opportunity to interview Maj. Gen. Michael Martin, the commander of Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR), during the SOF Week 2023 exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Maj. Gen. Martin provided his insight on the […]

Recovery of Apollo Spacecraft Rehearsal

SEAL Team 5 Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 13, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Petty Officer 1st Class Alex Smedegard. The sun ascends over the horizon as military personnel make their way onto the compound at Silver Strand Training Complex. After catching their breath from a grueling morning workout, the bagpipes playing in […]

SOF Week 2023 Update

SOF Week 2023 Update

May 11, 2023 John Friberg 0

Attending SOF Week 2023 here in Tampa, Florida has been very beneficial. It was an opportunity to see hundreds of displays of equipment and services that are available to the special operations community. The many presentations and panel discussions were […]

Shadow Seal – Tactical Diving Vehicle

May 10, 2023 John Friberg 0

SOF Week 2023 held at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida is an opportunity for the defense industry to feature some of their newest offerings to the special operations community. There are hundreds of exhibits by firms displaying products and […]

SOF Week 2023

SOF Week 2023 – Day 1

May 9, 2023 SOF News 0

The Editor of SOF News is spending this week covering the SOF Week event in Tampa, Florida. Hosted by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This event is packed with everything one would want to see at a SOF […]

SOF Week 2023

SOF News at SOF Week 2023 in Tampa

May 8, 2023 SOF News 0

The articles published this week by SOF News will likely be at a slower pace than usual. The Editor of SOF News will be in Tampa, Florida attending SOF Week 2023. This event is hosted by the United States Special […]

26h MEU Conducts VBSS

26th MEU and SOF Complete AMX

May 6, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Capt. Angelica White. U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU), embarked aboard the three ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG), successfully completed ARG/MEU exercise (AMX). During AMX, the 26th MEU successfully […]