Garud Commando Force Indian Air Force

Garud Commando Force of Indian Air Force

October 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Garud Commando Force of the Indian Air Force was formed in 2004 and has over 1,000 personnel assigned. The name “Garud” is derived from Garuda – the name of a bird-like creature of Hindu Mythology. The commando unit of the […]

India SOF

Special Operations Forces of India

August 14, 2016 SOF News 0

India has many special operations force units. The most well-known include the Paras of the Indian Army, the Marcos of the Indian Navy, and the Garuds of the Indian Air Force. But there are other lesser known ‘special operations’ units […]

Hungarian SOF

Special Operations News Update – February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: A Hungarian Special Operations Forces operator conducts training during an infiltration and exfiltration exercise on the Danube River during Black Swan, May […]

Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Mike Vining - SFOD-D

Sgt. Maj. Mike Vining (Ret) – SFOD-D Veteran

January 25, 2023 SOF News 0

By Walter Ham. If you have spent much time on military-related social media platforms, you’ve probably seen some of the memes featuring a seasoned U.S. Army sergeant major with a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge and Combat Infantry Badge. The […]

CV-22 Osprey

Special Operations News Update – December 5, 2022

December 5, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Two CV-22 Ospreys, tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Florida, take off for a U.S. Air Force […]

MH-53J Pave Low

Special Operations News Update – November 28, 2022

November 28, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: MH-53J of the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Photo by Senior Airman Andy M. Kin. Do you receive our daily newsletter? If […]

Mossberg Mil Spec Shotgun

Mossberg 12 Gauge Mil Spec Shotguns

November 17, 2022 Guest 0

By Nick Jacobellis. There are three war fighting and crime fighting shotguns that continue to serve in a front-line capacity. Even though more rifles and handguns are carried by armed professionals, shotguns also continue to serve in a front-line capacity […]

NSW2 in Norway in IBS

Special Operations News Update – October 24, 2022

October 24, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: U.S., Norwegian, and Swedish Special Operations Forces drive a combat rubber raiding craft during SUBSOF 2022 in Norway, Aug. 14, 2022. (U.S. […]

Readiness Exercise Poland

Ukraine War Update – Monday, May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: U.S. soldiers participate in a NATO […]

View from MC-130J Commando II

Putin’s War – May 2, 2022 Update

May 2, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to […]

Arctic Edge 22 HALO

Special Operations News Update – April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. USSOCOM cdr interview, JSOF profession, strategic competition and SOF, and more. Image: Sailors perform a high-altitude low-opening jump during Arctic Edge, a biennial homeland defense […]

NATO Response Force (NRF) Trains in Romania with Romanian Troops

Ukraine War Update – April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: Romanian troop while training with NATO […]

Russian MiG 29

Ukraine War Update – April 13, 2022

April 13, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: Russian Mi-29. By Vitaly V. Kuzmin […]