Philippine National Police members train with U.S. Army Special Forces as part of OEF-P. (Photo by SSG Christopher Hubenthal).

Publication – SOF in the Philippines

December 15, 2016 SOF News 0

During OEF-P or Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines Special Forces teams from the 1st Special Forces Group and 19th Special Forces Group had a long-term commitment in the Philippines in a ‘train, advise, and assist’ mission. The Special Operations Command […]

AC-130 Gunship

Special Operations News Update 20161215

December 15, 2016 SOF News 0

Photo Credit: AC-130 Gunship, Department of Defense Special Operations News for 20161215 – JSOM December issue, lasers for the AC-130, video of MC-130J at work, AFSOC training events, video of Russia’s elite KSO special operations unit, JSOC, SAS, formation of […]

A member of 1/1st Special Forces Group swims out from underneath his parachute canopy in a pool in as part of water jump training. (photo Richard Rzepka - USAG Okinawa).

SOF News Update 20161127

November 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Special Operations News Update for 20161127 – Recent news reports from around the world about special operations forces. AFSOC training areas increase, book review Deadly Deception,┬áSEALs winning elected office, a SEAL leaves service to play Big Ten college football as […]

Marine special operators training during Exercise Southern Strike in Mississippi (photo MARSOC)

Exercise Southern Strike – SOF Training

November 21, 2016 SOF News 0

Exercise Southern Strike was recently conducted in Mississippi by special operations and conventional forces. The exercise took place at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Mississippi in October 2016. This was a “. . . total force, multi-service training […]

Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR

Special Operations News Update for 20161113

November 13, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161113 – Camping like a Green Beret, breaching tools, watch out for “Jody”, 19th SFGA ODA trek in Korea, SOCEUR’s Exercise Black Swan, AC-130 flying in combat, Australian Army night fighting equipment, 1st SFGA and AWA […]

27th SOW

27th SOW Trains on New Mission Capabilities

September 3, 2016 SOF News 0

The 27th Special Operations Wing – 27th SOW – recently conducted an exercise in Utah and Colorado testing new mission capabilities. The full mission profile (FMP) exercise was held in unfamiliar territory far from their normal training and exercise location […]

Combat Pistol Shooting at ISTC Range (Photo ISTC Flickr).

Special Operations Update for 20160817

August 17, 2016 SOF News 0

Change in Newsletter Frequency. The “SOF News” update will no longer be emailed out each day. After today the newsletter will only be sent out on Sunday mornings. This change is the result of a few factors; but primarily other […]

Map Middle East North Africa

Special Operations News Update – 20160812

August 12, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update. The fracturing of the Arab world, US asks India for military assistance in Afghanistan, the grinding fight against ISIS in Libya, and more. How the Arab World Came Apart. Scott Anderson has provided us with a very […]

Static Line Jump

SOF News Update for 20160805

August 5, 2016 SOF News 0

Video – How to Become a Green Beret. “The U.S. Army Special Forces, commonly known at the Green Berets, are the military’s premier unconventional warfare experts, with an unmatched legacy of working through and with other nations to accomplish U.S. […]

1-75th Ranger jumps from a Chinook helicopter performing a water jump off coast of Georgia in July 2016 (DVIDS).

Special Opns News Update – 20160803

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

Contents:┬áVideo of Rangers doing water jump & helicast, Summer Games security, Marines training with Israeli SF, Paratrooper energy bar, Afghan SF, book review, USSOCOM support contract, “Little Green Men”, iPhone Tactical Assault Kit, SEAL Delivery Vehicles, new AFSOC cdr, and […]