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SOFIC 2021 Report

May 25, 2021 SOF News 0

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference was held in Tampa, Florida last week, May 17-21, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for the Tampa Convention Center. This was the second year in a row that the annual conference was held […]

AFSOC History

Video – History of AFSOC

May 15, 2021 SOF News 0

A video about the history of Air Force Special Operations Command or AFSOC describes the activities, missions, and events of U.S. Air Force special operations. The video begins with the Carpetbaggers of World War II to the Global War on […]

Video AC-130J Ghostrider

Video – AC-130J Ghostrider in Balikatan 21

April 29, 2021 SOF News 0

A video shows an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship participating in Exercise Balikatan 21 in the Philippines. The crew from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Florida conduct an aerial refueling and then proceed to fire their onboard 105mm […]

Air Force Cross Awarded to Special Tactics Airman

Special Tactics Airman Awarded Air Force Cross

January 15, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Maxwell Daigle, 27th SOW, Dec 10, 2020. Snapped awake by the sound of belt-fed machine gun fire, then-Senior Airman Alaxey Germanovich, a combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, surveys the compound he had dozed off […]

Tip of the Spear June 2020 USSOCOM

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM, June 2020

July 17, 2020 SOF News 0

The June 2020 issue of Tip of the Spear has been published online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This issue has 40 pages of articles and photographs about the operations and missions of the various components of […]

CRS Report on US Special Operations Forces October 2018

CRS Report on US SOF to Congress

November 6, 2018 SOF News 0

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has updated its U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress report. The latest pub is dated October 29, 2018, (CRS RS21048). This 13-page CRS report on US SOF covers a variety of topics […]

Night Hawk 18 Exercise Denmark

Night Hawk 18 – SOF Exercise in Denmark

October 2, 2018 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty Danish air force base Aalborg was once again host to this year’s Special Operations Night Hawk 18 (NH18) exercise, which ran from 17 to 27 September 2018. Nighthawk is a multinational exercise, led by Danish Special Operations […]

Trojan Footprint UW in Baltic States. U.S. and Danish maritime special operations forces board a ship in the Baltic Sea. Photo by SOCEUR, June 4, 2018.

Trojan Footprint – UW in the Baltic States

June 15, 2018 John Friberg 0

A recent exercise in Eastern Europe – Trojan Footprint – provided the opportunity for U.S. and NATO special operations forces to simulate an operation to ‘clear the way’ for a counteroffensive by NATO’s conventional military forces to liberate the Baltic […]