SOF Operator in Invincible Sentry 20

Invincible Sentry 20 – Uzbekistan

March 25, 2020 SOF News 0

U.S. Central Command conducted Invincible Sentry 20, a bilateral exercise hosted by the government of Uzbekistan in military training facilities within the Tashkent region from February 24 to March 2, 2020. Invincible Sentry 20 was a crisis response rehearsal designed […]

K2 Vets have high rates of cancer. VA no help.

K2 Vets, Cancer, and the VA

February 15, 2020 John Friberg 0

The U.S. military occupied a base known as “K2” (Karshi-Khanabad Airbase) in southern Uzbekistan from 2001 to 2005. This was a former Soviet base where chemical weapons and hazardous materials were stored and hazardous waste buried. There is increasing evidence […]

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa – KIA in Afghanistan

August 22, 2019 John Friberg 0

Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa, 31, died August 21, 2019 during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Deleon-Figueroa, a native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, had attended […]

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter flies at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)

Special Operations News Update 20190617

June 17, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News USSF Fighting ISIS in Afghanistan. Thomas Gibbons-Neff provides a glimpse of the activities of a Special Forces team engaged in the fight […]

54th SFAB - Security Force Assistance Brigade

54th Security Force Assistance Brigade

January 30, 2019 SOF News 0

Army National Guard’s Newest Unit The Army National Guard is in the process of establishing one of the Army’s six Security Force Assistance Brigades or SFABs. These new units are the brainchild of Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley. […]

SFC Joshua Beale KIA Afghanistan January 2019

SFC Joshua Beale – 3rd SFGA – KIA Afghanistan

January 23, 2019 SOF News 0

SFC Joshua Beale, age 32, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Joshua Beale, succumbed to wounds sustained from small […]