General James McConville

The U.S. Army and the 2022 Budget

July 1, 2021 SOF News 0

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing about the U.S. Army’s 2022 budget. Secretary Wormuth and General McConville testified on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – defending the Biden administration’s cuts to the Army’s budget for 2022. They both said […]

Naval Special Warfare Leader Assessment

NSW and its Transformative Leader Assessment Program

July 1, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Naval Special Warfare Command. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) concluded the second and final pilot round this week for its newest initiative, the NSW Leader Assessment Program (NLAP), which focuses on transforming how it selects and promotes future leaders. […]

NATO Maritime Sniper Course

Video – NATO Maritime Sniper Course

June 23, 2021 SOF News 0

This video depicts scenes from the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) course held in Greece in April 2021. The course is designed to improve the accuracy of snipers engaging stable or moving targets from land, air, and naval […]

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SOCSOUTH Maintains Readiness to Respond to Crises

June 3, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Victor Aguirre, SOCSOUTH. Hurricanes, large-scale migration, counter-narcotics trafficking, and the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have made 2020 a challenging year worldwide. Although travel around the world has slowed to a crawl, crises have not, […]

B - 2 - 20th SFG Halo Jump

Maryland NG SF Unit Prepares for Mobilization

April 8, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Arcadia Hammack, 58th EMIB, April 1, 2021. “We’ve gone through a very extensive selection process with significant amounts of stress, sleep deprivation, and food deprivation,” said a weapons sergeant with B. Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces […]

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Exercise Chameleon 1-21 (UK Special Forces)

March 24, 2021 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty. UK Special Forces have just completed their latest and longest Chameleon Special Force exercise when Chameleon 1-21 came to an end on March 19, 2021. Run bi-annually, Exercise Chameleon provides the opportunity for Special Force units from […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

Green Berets Conduct Ice Diving Training

March 10, 2021 SOF News 0

By Eliverto Larios, 10th SFGA, Feb 22, 2021. A record-setting cold-weather front provided a prime training opportunity for Green Berets from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to dive through the sheet of ice covering Townsend Reservoir here at the […]

Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development

Video – SOF Center for Medical Integration and Development

February 10, 2021 SOF News 0

The 24th Special Operations Wing launched the Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development, a program designed in cooperation between the U.S. Air Force and the University of Alabama-Birmingham to develop and provide advanced standardized training to special operations […]

Naval SOF Train in Mediterranean Sea

Naval SOF Exercise in Mediterranean Sea

February 3, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Monique ONeill, SOCEUR. CRETE, Greece – Naval special operations forces from the Greek Underwater Demolition Team (DYK), Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) joined forces to conduct a maritime exercise […]

Earning the Green Beret in the National Guard

Earning the Green Beret in the National Guard

January 13, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay. By most composite measures, the U.S. Army owns a reputation — worldwide and historically — as the best, most powerful, strategically responsive, highly-trained and technologically advanced of armies. There are some who join […]

404th Civil Affairs Battalion

404th CA Bn (USAR) Maintains Airborne Skills

August 20, 2020 SOF News 0

By Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Clip, clip, snap … an Army Reserve paratrooper breathes heavily through his facemask while donning the harness of an MC-6 parachute. As the paratrooper adjusts his parachute, noises could […]

The Tour - SWCC Hell Week

The Tour – SWCC’s Hell Week

August 7, 2020 SOF News 0

By Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Weir. Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) operators complete demanding tactical training throughout their careers, but before becoming a SWCC operator they must first pass a 72-hour crucible during the fifth week of the SWCC […]