Special Operations News Update 20171115

Soldier from the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado prepares for a night static line parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, U.S. Army, October 24, 2017).
Soldier from the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado prepares for a night static line parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, U.S. Army, October 24, 2017).

SOF News Update 20171115 – Cdr of SOD-Central profiled, TV military dramas reviewed, death of Tom Hudner, achieve Green Beret fitness, more details on Niger attack on SF team, UK’s “Special Forces Club”, four U.S. soldiers wounded in Afghanistan, and more.

Cdr of SOD-Central Profiled. The commander of Special Operations Detachment – Central, COL Shawn Satterfield, is profiled in a news report. Read “Highway Patrolman enjoys parallel career in military special operations” News Tribune, November 13, 2017.

Fallen Green Beret Honored. On August 23, 2016 Staff Sergeant Matthew Thompson of the 1st Special Forces Group died of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device while on a foot patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was recently recognized during a ceremony at the Veterans Resource Center at Concordia University Irvine in California. (DVIDS, Nov 14, 2017).

Four Soldiers Wounded. For U.S. service members sustained injuries in a suicide car bomb attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Monday afternoon (Nov 13th). All are reported to have been in stable condition in a U.S. medical treatment facility. (Khaama Press, Nov 14, 2017).

More Details on Niger SF Team Ambush. The news on the attack in Niger that left four members of a Special Forces patrol dead continues to slowly filter out. “A Swarm of Motorbikes, then heavy fire: testimony sheds new light on Niger attack”The Guardian, November 15, 2017.

TV Military Dramas Reviewed. The networks have three new military dramas airing this fall – “SEALs”, “The Brave”, and “Valor”. The shows are reviewed and predictions made on which ones will get a second season. Read “Networks at war: Popularity of military TV shows rise as quality falls”The DePaulia, November 13, 2017.

UK’s “Special Forces Club”. It seems that UK’s secret warriors have their own club tie. Read more in “Hidden in plain sight”The Times, November 15, 2017.

Achieving Green Beret Fitness. Atomic Athlete Enterprises, LLC lays out a five-step process to be fit like a Special Forces Soldier. Read “How to Train Like a Green Beret: The 5 Fitness Keys We Teach Special Forces”Atomic Athlete.com, November 13, 2017.

MoH Recipient Dies. Tom Hudner, a pilot during the Korean War, crash landed his airplane in enemy territory in an attempt to save the life of a fellow pilot. Read his remarkable story. (Navy Times,  Nov 13, 2017).

 

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