Marine Raiders Conduct Jungle Training

Marine Raiders Conduct Jungle Training in Hawaii

September 21, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Henry Rodriguez. A team of Marine Raiders recently completed a jungle tracking and mobility course as part of their pre-deployment training program. The course, administered by instructors from the Tactical Tracking Operations School, teaches mobility in a jungle […]

Personnel Recovery in Horn of Africa HOA

Personnel Recovery in Horn of Africa

September 15, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Dhruv Gopinath. Wherever U.S. service members may find themselves, Air Force rescue squadrons stand ready to rapidly mobilize, deploy and employ to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue in support of U.S. national security interests. In the […]

SOF in Arctic Edge 23

Tip of the Spear – August 2023 (USSOCOM)

September 8, 2023 DVIDS 0

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has posted online its August 2023 issue of Tip of the Spear. The publication has a number of interesting articles about U.S. special operations events and training exercises from around the world. Article […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

MSOC conducts Exercise Raven

Marine Raiders (MSOC) Complete Exercise Raven

August 4, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Henry Rodriguez. Before heading out on any deployment, Marine Corps units are required to conduct a pre-deployment training cycle. What this cycle looks like varies greatly depending on the unit, mission, and requirements. For Marine Raiders with Marine Forces […]

26th MEU(SOC)

26th MEU is now Special Operations Capable

July 14, 2023 DVIDS 0

Courtesy story II MEF. II Marine Expeditionary Force has certified the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit as a Special Operations Capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The designation of MEU(SOC) is a first for the Marine Corps in more than a decade. […]

SWCC - Making an Operator video

Videos – SWCC: Making an Operator

July 11, 2023 DVIDS 0

Watch these three very excellent videos about the training one has to go through to become a Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) in the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community. ********** SWCC: Making an Operator, All Hands Magazine, July 4, 2023, […]

IW Exercise Ridge Runner 23-01

Ridge Runner IW Exercise 23-01

June 22, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Edwin Wriston. The West Virginia National Guard’s Ridge Runner Irregular Warfare Exercise 23-01, co-hosted by the Irregular Warfare Center, wrapped up June 16, 2023, at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, West Virginia. The nearly two-week long exercise that spanned throughout West […]

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 […]