23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, SOWS

23rd SOWS Det 1, Ft Campbell

December 2, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Senior Airman Amanda Flower, DVIDS. For Airmen assigned to the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, Detachment 1, every mission is a no-fail mission, according to Maj. Katheryn Bryant, Detachment 1 commander. Located at Hurlburt Field, the 23rd SOWS is […]

CSM Gary Beaver Retirement

Special Forces CSM Retires After 34 Years Service

May 25, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Mary Junell, NCNG. Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Beaver’s retirement ceremony on May 13th, 2022, was, like most military retirement ceremonies, intended to celebrate a long and distinguished career. But, as family, friends, and colleagues filled the auditorium at […]

Balikatan 22

Balikatan 22 – AFSOC in the Philippines

May 7, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Natalie Greenwood. U.S. Airmen with the 353rd Special Operations Wing (353rd SOW), 492nd Special Operations Wing (492nd SOW) and the 1st Special Operations Wing (1st SOW) deployed to the Philippines for Balikatan 22, March 28 – April 8, […]

Trojan Footprint 22

SOCEUR Kicks Off Trojan Footprint 22

May 5, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Kirsti Brooksby. Trojan Footprint (TFP) 22 is set to begin May 2 and conclude May 13, with U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) proactively working and training together with NATO allies and European partners across Southeastern Europe, the Baltics […]

LTG Braga USASOC Commander

Video – U.S. SOF Commanders Testify on Force Readiness

April 29, 2022 DVIDS 0

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services heard testimony on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from special operations commanders on efforts to sustain special operations force readiness and transform the force for future security challenges. Witnesses included: Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan […]

CH-47F Chinook from Task Force Brawler participates in Personnel Recovery exercise with USAF Guardian Angel team at Bagram AF. (Photo by USAF Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook, 27 Feb 2018).

New Enhanced Personnel Recovery Task Force (PRTF)

April 28, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Lt. Col. Ian Phillips, 920th Rescue Wing. After two years of assessment and validation the 920th Rescue Wing has developed an enhanced Personnel Recovery Task Force (PRTF) structure along with overhauled tactics, techniques, and procedures with a specific design […]

Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course

Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course

April 2, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Travis Fontane. The Special Operations Mountain Warfare Training Center on Fort Carson held a field training exercise as the culminating event for the Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course (SOWMOC) in Gunnison, Colorado, March 14-16, 2022. Before graduating […]

31st MEU on Patrol in Okinawa

31st MEU Trains with Naval Special Warfare

February 22, 2022 DVIDS 0

Courtesy story by DVIDS. Sparks flew from the whetstone as the battle-ax that is the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) sharpened its lethal edge, conducting integrated training on the beachheads and jungle terrain of Okinawa in January. As the MEU’s […]

Golden Knights Jumpmaster

Golden Knights and its “Green Platoon”

February 18, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Twana Atkinson. As the Army continues to reinforce their vision for 2028 to fill the force; the U.S. Army Parachute Team is also making ambitious efforts to maintain their formations as one of three Department of Defense sanctioned demonstration […]