SEALs in Space

SEALs in Space

August 9, 2020 SOF News 0

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Perlman. It is no secret that Navy SEALs, the special operations force of the U.S. Navy, are constantly striving to out-perform themselves and each other, but how far can they go? In 1984, one […]

Military Freefall Association (MFFA)

February 16, 2020 John Friberg 0

The US Military Freefall Association is a collective of freefall parachutists, jumpmasters, and military freefall instructors bound by their common training, experience, and passion for military parachuting. The association seeks to promote an understanding of military freefall and to maintain […]

TACP Support to Air Infiltration

Special Operations News Update 20190619

June 19, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News New Acting SECDEF – Former Ranger. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has decided not to continue his pursuit of nomination for […]

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 […]

Combat Divers SOF

Special Operations News Update 20190614

June 14, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News SHOT Show. The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade event known as “SHOT Show” attracts a lot of members of the special […]

SARC video - Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman

SARC Video – Navy Reconnaissance Corpsman

February 2, 2019 SOF News 0

This SARC video explains the job and responsibilities of the Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman. The SARC has to perform as a medical provider and as a warrior. They deploy with Navy and Marine special operations units. Watch the two-minute […]

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 […]

Special Warfare Combatant Craft (SWCC). Video by Austin Rooney, All Hands Magazine, Nov 1, 2018.

Video – Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman

November 4, 2018 SOF News 0

Watch a two-minute long video about the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen. The SWCC crewmen undergo a 37-week long training course to qualify to operate these high-speed boats and perform the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) mission around the world. Some great […]

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 […]

Special Forces Green Berets prepare their weapons and gear prior to a training event. (photo by Tech Sgt Jorge Intriago, South Carolina National Guard, May 19, 2014).

Special Operations News Update 20180314

March 14, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180313 – AFSOC Air Commando recognized, UW in Lithuania, American Freedom Distillery, SF in Africa, Ranger School and life lessons, 1st SOW and Facebook, female Rangers talk on career, SF medic receives award, SEAL takes Gold in […]

Combat Diver Foundation

Combat Diver Foundation

March 4, 2018 SOF News 0

Combat Diver Foundation – Preserving and memorializing the heritage of the Combat Diver community. This non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving the memory of the elite Combat Diver community. The organization’s ultimate goal is the construction of the Combat Diver […]

1st SOS crew member looks out over the crash site of STRAY 59 - a MC-130E that crashed 37 years ago. (photo SSgt Matthew Fredericks, 18th Wing Public Affairs, Feb 26, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180302

March 2, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180302 – New rifle for the Army, 1st SFAB, Stan McChrystal on Afghanistan and CT, Operation Gunnerside, Afghan GCPSU growing, book reviews, lasers for AC-130, Gary Rose, expeditionary advising, Gov Greitens in hot water, GB Gazette, SOF’s […]