Special Warfare Pararescue Video

Video – Air Force Special Warfare Pararescue

October 27, 2023 SOF News 0

Sometimes, even the bravest need saving. It’s up to the highly trained Airmen who make up Pararescue (PJs) to provide those rescues. Combining medical skills with elite combat skills, these Airmen are experts in personnel recovery and combat search and […]

USS Carney Engages Houthi Missiles and UAVs

Special Operations News – October 23, 2023

October 23, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) stand watch in the ship’s Combat Information Center during an […]

Personnel Recovery in Horn of Africa HOA

Personnel Recovery in Horn of Africa

September 15, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Dhruv Gopinath. Wherever U.S. service members may find themselves, Air Force rescue squadrons stand ready to rapidly mobilize, deploy and employ to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue in support of U.S. national security interests. In the […]

DoD News Release

SOF General Officer Nominations

September 7, 2023 SOF News 0

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the following nominations: Air Force Lt. Gen. James C. Slife for appointment to the grade of general, with assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, […]

CSM Paul Langley SOCKOR

Special Operations News Update – August 21, 2023

August 21, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: CSM Paul Langley during a ceremony where he assumed the position of Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR) […]

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 […]