SOCKOR Parachute Jump

SOCKOR and ROKSOC Promote SOF Truth #1

August 27, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Maj. Christopher Mesnard. Personnel assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command Korea and the Republic of Korea’s Special Warfare Command conducted a combined and multinational Airborne jump training event on Aug. 17, 2023, south of Camp Humphreys, ROK, with participants […]

Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans

SOF General Takes Command of 25th ID

August 25, 2023 Guest 0

By Alvin Conley. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii hosted a Division Change of Command Ceremony Aug. 25, 2023, at the installation’s historic Weyand Field. The ceremony was held to honor U.S. Army Maj. […]

Women in ARSOF Report

USASOC Report: Women in ARSOF

August 22, 2023 SOF News 0

A report has been published by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) about female soldiers in Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF). USASOC commissioned this study in January 2021 to identify barriers female Solders encounter in ARSOF units and […]

CSM Paul Langley SOCKOR

Special Operations News Update – August 21, 2023

August 21, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: CSM Paul Langley during a ceremony where he assumed the position of Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR) […]

Master Sgt. John Chapman

Fallen Warrior: Master Sgt. John Chapman

August 19, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Devyn Waits. For our Fallen Warrior commemoration this week, we remember Master Sgt. John Chapman, 24th Special Tactics Squadron combat controller. Chapman was born July 14, 1965, growing up in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. At Windsor Locks High School, […]

Joys of War Book Review

Book Review – “Joys of War”

August 18, 2023 Moon Mullins 0

By Christopher (Moon) Mullins. A striking reminder that all the warrior’s kills, destruction, battle, wars, and narrow escapes from death have an end result on the body as well as the mind. This book narrows the vision to focus on […]

Raid on Makin Island

Raid on Makin Island and Marine Raiders

August 17, 2023 SOF News 0

On August 17-18, 1942, members of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion made an attack on a small island in the Pacific Ocean held by Japanese forces during World War II. The raid had several objectives – destroy Japanese installations, gather […]

Special Warfare Magazine

Return of Special Warfare Magazine

August 16, 2023 SOF News 0

For many decades members of the special operations community awaited the periodic publication throughout the year of the Special Warfare magazine produced in print and online by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJKFSWCS). The […]

Kabul NEO

Two Years Ago – Taliban Victory and Kabul NEO

August 15, 2023 John Friberg 0

On August 15, 2021, the Taliban entered Kabul and assumed the reigns of government. A few months earlier, the Biden administration announced the implementation of the February 2020 Doha agreement that had been negotiated by the Trump administration. This resulted […]

Ukrainian Marines receive training in UK from Royal Marine Commandos. (2023)

Special Operations News Update – August 14, 2023

August 14, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: Royal Marine Commandos and units from partner nations have been training Ukrainian Marines in amphibious operations in the UK since January 2023. […]

SEAL Team Three

SEAL Team Three Celebrates 40 Years

August 11, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Chelsea Meiller. It’s a bright, cloudless day. A gentle ocean breeze flows over the terrace as the crowd begins to take their seats. Officers, enlisted personnel, Gold Star family members and friends fill the seats on the Silver Strand […]