National Airborne Day 2020

National Airborne Day – August 16, 2020

August 16, 2020 SOF News 1

By Franklin Fisher, Fort Benning PAO. FORT BENNING, Ga. – Eighty years ago here, on August 16, 1940, while World War II was raging but before the United States had entered the war, a platoon of Soldiers completed four days […]

MG Antonio Fletcher Special Forces

New Command Team at Special Operations Command South

July 25, 2020 SOF News 0

By SFC Alex Ramos. Special Operations Command South held a virtual change of command and change of responsibility ceremony in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., July 24, 2020. The ceremonies are time-honored traditions that represent a formal transfer of authority […]

Ukrainian SOF

Annual Ukraine SOF Tournament 2020

July 22, 2020 SOF News 0

The Ukrainian Special Operations Command conducted its annual UKRSOF Tournament 2020. This special operations competition took place at the UKRSOF training center. A number of Ukrainian SOF teams competed for the title of the best SOTU. Competitors had the opportunity […]

Jump Dive Fundraiser 2020

Jump & Dive Fundraiser 2020

July 1, 2020 SOF News 0

The following is a press release (June 28, 2020) from the Joint Event Committee of the Combat Diver Foundation and the U.S. Military Freefall Association. “The Combat Diver Foundation and the U.S. Military Freefall Association will be jointly hosting a […]

Imperatives 2020 – Global SOF Foundation

March 15, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Global SOF Foundation recently held its SOF Imperatives Forum in Washington, D.C. in February 2020 and released its annual SOF Imperatives Document. The SOF Imperatives Forum featured a number of discussions and presentations by members of the Senate and […]

2019 Special Forces Association convention

Special Forces Association Annual Convention 2019

September 13, 2019 John Friberg 0

The editor of SOF News spent some time in Charleston, West Virginia attending the 2019 Special Forces Association National Convention. The event took place 13-17 August, 2019. This was the 43rd annual convention of the SFA. This year’s theme was “A Tribute to […]

Fuerzas Comando 2019

Fuerzas Comando 2019 – SOF Competition

July 11, 2019 SOF News 0

Fuerzas Comando 2019, a special operations competition event, took place in Chile during June 17-27, 2019. Many nations from the western hemisphere sent their SOF teams to compete in the event. The competitors refined their tactical and technical skills during […]

Grande Tema rescued by Special Boat Service SBS

Grande Tema – A SBS Success Story

January 15, 2019 SOF News 0

Four stowaways, who threatened the crew of the an Italian cargo ship with armed bars, have been detained after a successful assault was conducted by the British Special Forces in December 2018. The 71,543-ton Ro-Ro Container Carrier “Grande Tema” (top […]

SORA / JSOA Annual Symposium

SORA/JSOU Annual Symposium – Call for Papers

September 7, 2018 SOF News 0

Call For Papers In the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Defense Secretary James Mattis put “great power competition” at the center of the U.S. defense posture. But what will this “competition” look like, and what role will special operations play? Competition […]

Blackbeard's Ride 2018

Blackbeard’s Ride 2018

July 12, 2018 SOF News 0

Blackbeard’s Ride 2018 – this fundraising event will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The event includes a motorcycle ride, BBQ, entertainment, and raffles. The event begins at the Bourne Veteran’s Memorial Community Building in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. It […]