SOF Week 2023

News From SOF Week 2023

May 16, 2023 SOF News 0

The Editor of SOF News attended the week-long SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida from May 8-11, 2023. There were hundreds of exhibits, seminars, panel discussions, and presentations. It was impossible to see all of them as many of them […]

Project Dynamo flight Port Sudan

Special Operations News Update – May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Project DYNAMO flight boards AMCITs for evacuation from Port Sudan to Egypt on April 30, 2023. Read more about Project DYNAMO under Sudan conflict […]

Evacuation of US Embassy in Sudan

U.S. Embassy Staff Evacuated from Khartoum

April 22, 2023 SOF News 0

On April 22, 2023, Saturday evening (EST), U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) evacuated just under 100 American embassy staff from the Khartoum, Sudan embassy. The evacuation took place at approximately 8:00 pm Saturday evening (Washington, D.C. time), about 3:00 am […]

USSOCOM 2023 Fact Book

USSOCOM Fact Book 2023

January 26, 2023 SOF News 0

The USSOCOM 2023 Fact Book is published annually by the United States Special Operations Command. It has a wealth of information about the elite units of the four services, JSOC, theater special operations commands around the world, and the various […]

23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, SOWS

23rd SOWS Det 1, Ft Campbell

December 2, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Senior Airman Amanda Flower, DVIDS. For Airmen assigned to the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, Detachment 1, every mission is a no-fail mission, according to Maj. Katheryn Bryant, Detachment 1 commander. Located at Hurlburt Field, the 23rd SOWS is […]

Tip of the Spear October 2022

Tip of the Spear – October 2022

November 18, 2022 SOF News 0

The October 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This edition has several very interesting articles about SOF commands and units from MARSOC, AFSOC, NSW, and USASOC. Article […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

CRS Report – U.S. Special Operations Forces (May 2022)

May 17, 2022 SOF News 0

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) has been updated and provided to Congress. Contents: Command Structures and Components Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Army […]

Cold Response 22

Tip of the Spear – April 2022

May 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The April 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is now available online. Featured articles include: Tanzania Joint Combine Exchange Training Purple Heart for Green Beret (Northwest Africa) Exercise Cold Response […]

LTG Braga USASOC Commander

Video – U.S. SOF Commanders Testify on Force Readiness

April 29, 2022 DVIDS 0

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services heard testimony on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from special operations commanders on efforts to sustain special operations force readiness and transform the force for future security challenges. Witnesses included: Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan […]

MARSOC Critical Skills Operator

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 […]