Association of the United States Army

Army Green Book 2016-2017 – AUSA

October 17, 2016 SOF News 0

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has published the Green Book 2016-17 dated October 2016. This 308 page publication has ‘status reports’ from all the senior leaders of the Department of Defense and commanders of all the major commands […]

Small Drones Use by SOF (Photo DoD)

SOF News Update 20161016

October 16, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161016 – The ‘woobie’ gets an upgrade, small drones used by special operations forces, new Jungle Boots, India’s maritime SOF and CT unit, fattest service in U.S. military, book review of Rogue Heroes, spinal injury center run […]

Garud Commando Force Indian Air Force

Garud Commando Force of Indian Air Force

October 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Garud Commando Force of the Indian Air Force was formed in 2004 and has over 1,000 personnel assigned. The name “Garud” is derived from Garuda – the name of a bird-like creature of Hindu Mythology. The commando unit of the […]

U.S. Navy SEALs and Greek SF fastrope off tower during Greek military exercise. (Photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl, SOCEUR, 15 Sep 2016)

SOF News Update for 20161009

October 9, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161009 – India’s COIN force and Paras, SOF operators and keeping secrets secret, U.S. SOF in Kunduz City fight, 281st Assault Helicopter Company remembered, SOF and PTSD, recognition for the OSS, JIDA (which used to be […]

SSG Adam Thomas (photo US. Army, Fort Carson)

KIA – SSG Adam Thomas of 10th Special Forces

October 5, 2016 SOF News 0

SSG Adam Thomas was killed in action in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on October 4, 2016. He was taking part in a joint Afghan – U.S. counter-terrorism mission against the Islamic State – Khorasan when his dismounted patrol was struck by […]

Static Line Jump

SOF News Update for 20161002

October 2, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161002 – Counter-Terrorism,  Australian SAS to train NATO troops, India’s communist rebels, museum for Navy SEALs, airstrikes in Somalia, article about UW in Gray Zones, Son Tay Raiders reunion, Soldier’s Medal for Green Beret, Turkey Special Forces […]

ALP Training in Panjwai District

Unconventional Warfare – Not Always Applicable

September 28, 2016 SOF News 0

A writer, Andrea Filozof, has provided her thoughts on Unconventional Warfare (UW) and its use by the United States as a means of intervention. She believes that the Obama administration – having tried to scale back counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts […]

MARSOC

SOF News Update for 20160925

September 25, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160925 – SOF tactical drones, Marine’s Raider insignia, 352nd SOW, ‘offroad aircraft’ for SOF, Norway’s all-female SOF unit, the revamped AC-130J Gunship (Ghostrider), SF out of Philippines, battlefield technology shop for USSOCOM, US Special Forces […]

Parachutist gathers his parachute after airborne operation. (Photo by PFC James Dutkavich, Sep 12, 2016)

Military News Update by SOF News

September 22, 2016 SOF News 0

Military News – Females to take boxing at West Point, how to rebuild Mosul after the ISIS, to fix Syria look to Afghanistan, arming the Kurds, and more. West Point Boxing – Women Required to Participate. Female cadets in their […]

pool training

SOF News Update for 20160918

September 18, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160918 – The birth of the Special Air Service (SAS), USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear, Special Operations Research Association (SORA) annual symposium, CRS report on NSW and CT operations, Ugandan Special Forces quit fight against […]

Afghan Women

Afghan Update 20160913

September 13, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160913 – a female-run clinic provides relief to Afghan women, radio contract for Afghan National Army, data mining (Nexus 7) in Afghanistan, review of documentary of Citizen Soldier  – the movie about the deployment of a National Guard unit […]

Members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron perform a military free fall jump on 18 Aug 2016. (Photo from DVIDS video).

SOF News Update for 20160911

September 11, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160911 – 9/11 anniversary, new facilities upgrade for SF Combat Diver school, Turkish incursion into Syria, USSOCOM innovation, MoE and Psychological Operations, peace in Colombia, MARSOC dogs, and more. 9/11 Anniversary. Today is the anniversary […]