MC-130J Combat Talon II

AFSOC Retires the MC-130H Combat Talon II

April 12, 2023 Guest 0

By Capt. Jantzen Floate, AFSOC. On April 2, the final MC-130H Combat Talon ll made its last flight, arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona to retire at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG). This aircraft was the […]

Abrams Tank

Abrams Tanks to Arrive in Ukraine by Fall

March 22, 2023 Guest 0

Story by C. Todd Lopez, DoD News. The Defense Department announced in January that 31 M1A2 Abrams tanks would be delivered to Ukraine, but officials had speculated it would take about a year to make that happen. Now, they say, […]

MC-130J Commando II

193rd SOW Welcomes New Aircraft and Mission

February 23, 2023 Guest 0

By Master Sgt. Alexander Farver. The first MC-130J Commando II aircraft arrived at Middletown, Pa., Feb 2, 2023, achieving a major milestone in the 193rd Special Operations Wing’s mission conversion. The 193 SOW is the first, and currently the only, Air […]

Happy Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving, but With Afghanistan at the Table

November 24, 2022 Guest 0

By Pete Lucier, November 2021. When you are sitting down for Thanksgiving today, someone is probably going to ask you “How is all that Afghanistan stuff going?” But first you’ll have to explain scrambling to fill out every form you […]

Battlefield Telehealth System Helmet by OPTAC-X

Army SOF Medics to Get Battlefield Telehealth System

November 18, 2022 Guest 0

OPTAC-X, a telehealth company, today announced it has entered a deal to provide U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) with a global hybrid LTE and SATCOM enabled telehealth system. […]

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 […]

Airborne Operation Alaska 2022

DoD’s Arctic Strategy and Global Resilience Office

October 11, 2022 Guest 0

By Jim Garamone, DoD News. The United States is an Arctic power, and the Defense Department has established an office to ensure U.S. strategy and policy protects U.S. interests in that crucial region.  Iris A. Ferguson is the deputy assistant […]

17 Stormo Incursori

Italy’s Youngest SOF: 17 Stormo Incursori

May 31, 2022 Guest 0

By Riccardo Catalano. Special operations in the Italian military is a tradition that goes back to World War 1, with the first group of “Arditi” (those who dare) born in 1917. This unit was an attempt to give an impulse […]

Russian War Crimes

War Crimes in Ukraine

April 23, 2022 Guest 0

By Lark S. Escobar. Not all acts are permissible in war, and the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are more than just the normal or lawful incidents and targets (objectives) of violence in war.  War crimes are grave, […]