Pool Training - Air Force special operations. (Photo AF Recruiting Video)

SOF News Update 20161023

October 23, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161023 – Concealable Spec Ops sniper rifle, MARSOC’s Blackjack drone, Indonesia’s counter-terrorism strategy, SWMS contract award, virtual reality of USAF special operations, and more. Virtual Reality and USAF Special Operations. A VR application provides you the ability […]

Medics carry simulated wounded during combat lifesaver training at NATO ISTC NSOCM Course (Photo Credit: Jason Johnston).

NATO’s Special Operations Combat Medical Course (NSOCM)

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

A NATO Special Operations Combat Medical Course – NSOCM -has been established at the NATO International Special Training Center (ISTC) in Pfullendorf, Germany. This 22-week course takes special operations forces troops who have basic combat lifesaver skills and further train […]

Small Drones Use by SOF (Photo DoD)

SOF News Update 20161016

October 16, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161016 – The ‘woobie’ gets an upgrade, small drones used by special operations forces, new Jungle Boots, India’s maritime SOF and CT unit, fattest service in U.S. military, book review of Rogue Heroes, spinal injury center run […]

Garud Commando Force Indian Air Force

Garud Commando Force of Indian Air Force

October 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Garud Commando Force of the Indian Air Force was formed in 2004 and has over 1,000 personnel assigned. The name “Garud” is derived from Garuda – the name of a bird-like creature of Hindu Mythology. The commando unit of the […]

U.S. Navy SEALs and Greek SF fastrope off tower during Greek military exercise. (Photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl, SOCEUR, 15 Sep 2016)

SOF News Update for 20161009

October 9, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161009 – India’s COIN force and Paras, SOF operators and keeping secrets secret, U.S. SOF in Kunduz City fight, 281st Assault Helicopter Company remembered, SOF and PTSD, recognition for the OSS, JIDA (which used to be […]

Static Line Jump

SOF News Update for 20161002

October 2, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161002 – Counter-Terrorism,  Australian SAS to train NATO troops, India’s communist rebels, museum for Navy SEALs, airstrikes in Somalia, article about UW in Gray Zones, Son Tay Raiders reunion, Soldier’s Medal for Green Beret, Turkey Special Forces […]

ALP Training in Panjwai District

Unconventional Warfare – Not Always Applicable

September 28, 2016 SOF News 0

A writer, Andrea Filozof, has provided her thoughts on Unconventional Warfare (UW) and its use by the United States as a means of intervention. She believes that the Obama administration – having tried to scale back counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts […]

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SOF News Update for 20160925

September 25, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160925 – SOF tactical drones, Marine’s Raider insignia, 352nd SOW, ‘offroad aircraft’ for SOF, Norway’s all-female SOF unit, the revamped AC-130J Gunship (Ghostrider), SF out of Philippines, battlefield technology shop for USSOCOM, US Special Forces […]

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SOF News Update for 20160918

September 18, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160918 – The birth of the Special Air Service (SAS), USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear, Special Operations Research Association (SORA) annual symposium, CRS report on NSW and CT operations, Ugandan Special Forces quit fight against […]

Members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron perform a military free fall jump on 18 Aug 2016. (Photo from DVIDS video).

SOF News Update for 20160911

September 11, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160911 – 9/11 anniversary, new facilities upgrade for SF Combat Diver school, Turkish incursion into Syria, USSOCOM innovation, MoE and Psychological Operations, peace in Colombia, MARSOC dogs, and more. 9/11 Anniversary. Today is the anniversary […]

SOF News Update for 20160904

September 4, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20160904 – Australian Special Forces, Special Forces knife, JSOA, a Green Berets’ mistress, CIA’s venture capital firm, fake SEAL goes to jail, Russian SF on Ukraine border, Blackbeard’s Ride, Afghan SOF rescue aid worker, a case […]