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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, carry a Zodiac Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat into the surf at Onslow Beach on base, March 28, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki, U.S Coast Guard).

MARSOC’s Cognitive Raider Symposium June 2023

April 11, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Maj. Mathhew Finnerty, MARSOC. The Cognitive Raider – a foundational concept established with the development and publication of Marine Special Operations Forces 2030 – encompasses the requirement to develop qualities of intellect, judgement, creativity, and teamwork in future […]

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Marine Raiders – History and Legacy

April 7, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Cpl. Henry Rodriguez II. During its 17th anniversary on Feb. 24, 2023, Marine Forces Special Operations Command and the Marine Raiders that fill its ranks celebrated a history and legacy that extends beyond the most recent years as […]

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Task Force Viking Hammer (Iraq 2003)

April 4, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Isaih Vega, 10th SFG(A). “In the Spring of 2002, as the concept started to take shape, all I could think was, this sounded like an exciting but unrealistic script for a TV show or movie about Special Forces,” […]

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Operation Ugly Baby and 10th Special Forces (Iraq 2003)

March 31, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Steven Alger, 10th SFG(A). In early 2003, planning between the United States and coalition partners was underway to eliminate Saddam Hussein and his influence throughout Iraq. This operation would later be known as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). This initial […]

Finnish Utti Jaeger Regiment

Finland’s Utti Jaeger Regiment

March 29, 2023 DVIDS 0

LAPLAND, Finland – Conducted north of the Arctic Circle, the Finnish Special Operations Forces Utti Jaeger Regiment hosted Exercise Talvikotka 23 from March 12 – 16, 2023, to enhance and exchange winter warfare tactics and techniques with U.S. Army 10th […]