U.S. Army Chinook transporting equipment container in Afghanistan (photo from DVIDS video Oct 2016)

Video – Sling Load Operations in Afghanistan

October 28, 2016 SOF News 0

How do you move large equipment containers over rough terrain and roads controlled by insurgents to remote locations in Afghanistan. Sling loading the containers underneath Chinook helicopters is one way. Watch a video by U.S. Forces Afghanistan (October 2016). www.dvidshub.net/video/489674/1cd-rssb-sling-load

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 […]

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 […]

Map of Norway and Afghanistan

Afghan Update 20160906

September 6, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160906 – Norway issues a discouraging report about its accomplishments over the past decade in Afghanistan, CSTC-A transfers aircraft to AAF, Summer Campaign 2016 highlights ANDSF deficiencies, MSF hospital in Lashkar Gar, and UN humanitarian bulletin. Norway Report […]

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano flying over Kabul - Afghanistan Conflict

Afghan Air Force (AAF)

September 2, 2016 John Friberg 0

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) – pilot shortage. While it is currently able to conduct a host of operations (MEDEVAC, troop transport, resupply, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance) it is not to the level of capacity needed by the […]

Task Force South West - Marines in Helmand Province

Afghan Update 20160830

August 30, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160830 – More U.S. troops to Lashkar Gah, RS HQs spokesperson ‘spins’ the news, training Afghan pilots, AUMF and ‘the Forever War’, Australian aid worker released, Afghan Assessment by ISW, and eastern district falls to Taliban. U.S. Reinforcements […]

U.S. casualty in Afghanistan

U.S. Casualty in Afghanistan

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

The Washington Post is reporting that an American service member has died and one other injured due to an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand province, Afghanistan. A large part of Helmand province has been taken by the Taliban this […]

ANASF

Afghan Update 20160823

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160823 – Big fights ongoing in several Afghan provinces to include Kunduz, Helmand, and Baghlan provinces. NUG government not getting along. Summer Campaign 2016 resulting in heavy seasonal fighting. The Taliban are on the move in several locations […]

Afghan Local Police (ALP)

Afghan Local Police (ALP)

August 22, 2016 John Friberg 0

The Afghan Local Police (ALP) was established by U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010 to serve as a locally-based village or community self-defense force. The ALP units are recruited from local communities of key areas where Afghan government influence or […]

Village Stability Operations

Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan

August 21, 2016 John Friberg 0

Village Stability Operations (VSO) was an attempt by United States special operations forces to establish security, governance, and development in key critical districts in remote areas of Afghanistan. Typically, these districts were in regions of Afghanistan where the Coalition conventional […]

Map of Afghanistan (CIA) - Afghanistan News

Afghanistan News Update – SOF News

August 19, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan news – Topics include SOF burning the candle at both ends, contractors in Afghanistan, National ID card, Afghan documentary on Helmand province, and Afghan mental health issues. US SOF Burning Both Ends of Candle in Afghanistan. Phillip Lohaus, a […]