GAO Report on AFSOC’s Use of Guard / Reserve Units

January 22, 2020 SOF News 0

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has been busy the last two decades meeting the demands of operational requirements and mission overseas. The long-running conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – as well as training missions and support […]

An AC-130 Gunship shoots off flares. Photo by AFSOC, January 1, 2020.

Special Operations News Update – January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20200117 – Curated news about special operations, national security, military defense, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News Green Beret Dies in Parachuting Accident. A SOF service member died in a military freefall parachuting accident during […]

MSG Nathan Goodman - 3rd Special Forces Group - RIP

MSG Nathan Goodman – RIP, 3rd SFG(A)

January 15, 2020 SOF News 0

Master Sergeant Nathan Goodman, age 36, died in a military freefall training event on January 14, 2020. The incident took place during a MFF training exercise near Eloy, Arizona. Eloy is the site where advanced parachute training takes place for […]

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Scott Koppenhafer – MARSOC Casualty in Iraq

August 11, 2019 SOF News 0

Gunnery Sergeant Scott Koppenhafer died from injuries sustained during combat action in Iraq on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He suffered fatal wounds while on a planned operation with Iraqi Security Forces. He was a member of the 2nd Marine Raider […]

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Special Operations News Update – Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world.  GORUCK, Pineland Cutlery, Gallagher case, 19th group, tensions with Iran, Nordic reactions to Russian activities, Chinese hybrid warfare, and more. SOF […]

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Afghanistan Conflict Update – July 2019

July 31, 2019 SOF News 0

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more. “If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and […]

DOD Report on Afghanistan June 2019

DOD Report on Afghanistan – June 2019

July 23, 2019 SOF News 0

Every six months the Department of Defense provides to Congress a semiannual report entitled Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report covers the events from the previous six months – in this case, from December to May 2019. The […]