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 […]

MDSU 2 Ice Divers

Special Operations News Update for Sep 9, 2019

September 9, 2019 SOF News 0

Photo: Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 surface through an ice hole during ice diving training on a frozen lake at Camp Ripley in Minnesota. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeff Atherton, February 11, […]

SDF Room Clearing Exercise - Syria

Special Operations News Update – Aug 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 SOF News 0

Photo: SDF Room Clearing Exercise. Coalition forces are training commandos in Military Operations in Urban Terrain in Syria. Photo from video by Specialist Alec Dioone, CJTF-OIR, Aug 3, 2019. Topics: Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and […]

Battle of Shok Valley, Operation Command Wrath

Operation Commando Wrath

October 1, 2018 SOF News 0

By Brian Morris, SF MSG (Ret) On Monday, October 1, 2018 former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II received the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty on April 6, 2008 while assigned to Special […]

USAF pararescuemen conduct a HAHO MFF in Afghanistan. (photo by Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, March 4, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180319

March 19, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180319 – Kurds fighting Turkish forces (not ISIS), HH-60 crash in Iraq, building coalitions, 4th Recon Bn Cdr dies, USMC seeks RIAB for PSYOP, NATO’s annual report, ‘7 Days in Entebbe’, Singapore’s combat divers, SF field kitchen […]

SSG Dustin Wright 3rd Special Forces Group

SSG Dustin Wright – KIA in Niger Oct 2017

October 6, 2017 SOF News 0

SSG Dustin Wright of the 3rd Special Forces Group was killed on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Niger as a result of hostile fire. He was a member of a U.S. Army Special Forces detachment conducting a reconnaissance patrol along […]