MARSOC’s Exercise RAVEN

July 16, 2021 John Friberg 0

Marine Raiders recently completed a series of pre-deployment training exercises in Tennessee in the spring of 2021. The RAVEN exercises are used by Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to train and evaluate Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOC) and Marine […]

Navy SEALs Diving

Special Operations News Update – Monday, July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include SOF history, Afghanistan, Little Bird, Somalia, NSW, Russian’s SOBR, ransomware attacks, upcoming SOF events, and more. SOF News General Scott Miller Finishes Long […]

Exercise Sea Breeze 2021

Sea Breeze 2021 – Exercise in the Black Sea

July 8, 2021 John Friberg 0

The United States and other NATO countries participated in an extensive military exercise in the Black Sea region entitled Exercise Sea Breeze 2021. The two-week long exercise is a joint, multi-national event with 5,000 personnel, 30 ships, and 40 aircraft […]

Exercise African Lion 2021

June 29, 2021 John Friberg 0

African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual exercise. This year’s event was hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal from June 7-18, 2021. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations trained together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. […]

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife AFSOC Commander

AFSOC at “Strategic Inflection Point”

June 27, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by 1st Lt. Melissa Crisotomo, AFSOC. U.S. Air Force Lt Gen Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, addressed the Global SOF Foundation’s 2021 virtual SOF Imperatives Forum to discuss the critical mission areas AFSOC will need to […]

USMC Diver 2nd Recon Battalion

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Afghanistan heading south, ASD SO/LIC, oversight of SOF, celebrating Father’s Day, Danish SOF, Ukrainian SOF, USAF SR Airmen, diversity in SOF, international SOF, SFABs in […]

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 […]

Danab Brigade Weapons Training

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Future of SOF, new training parachute, UK Ranger Regiment to Somalia, SOCNorth, Israeli SOF, NATO to train Afghan SOF, Navy’s Sealion, Army’s ‘woke’ recruiting video, […]

Tip of the Spear April 2021

Tip of the Spear – April 2021

May 14, 2021 SOF News 0

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published the April 2021 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page PDF is available online. The issue has news from the theater special operations commands located around the world as well […]

Nha Trang Vietnam

MACV-SOG Dedicated Airlift Support – Vietnam

April 22, 2021 SOF News 0

This article by John Gargus was originally published in the Sentinel in January 2021. Studies and Observations Group, SOG, was established early in 1964 as a top secret unconventional joint task force to conduct clandestine operations against North Vietnam. Its […]

SOCKOR HQs Campus Dedication

SOCKOR Dedicates HQs Campus After Medal of Honor Recipient

April 21, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Capt. David Murphy, SOCKOR, 16 April 2021. U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea – Special Operations Command Korea leadership held a dedication ceremony officially naming their special operations headquarters campus after Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Col. […]