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2/75 Rangers Honored

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA – More than 150 service members in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment were honored with awards, May 19, at the Ranger Battalion Memorial. The awards recognized the efforts in their most recent deployment from October 2016 to February 2017 in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel. I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky and 2nd Ranger …

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Special Tactics Trains to Lead, Builds Partnership in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan – Explosions reverberate throughout the city, and rapid gunfire echoes off the stucco buildings as a joint nation special operations force fast-ropes onto a three-story building to infiltrate the hostile city.Air Force Special Tactics teams, Jordanian Armed Forces Special Task Force and Italy’s 17th Stormo Incursori special operations forces secure each building in the compound– searching for a …

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Special Forces Conduct Training For VG 17-03

MAGENS BAY, St. Thomas – Members of a Special Forces team conducted a search and rescue mission at Magens Bay, St. Thomas during Vigilant Guard 17-03, a large scale disaster exercise that occurred May 15 to May 19 on St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI. The Special Forces team participating in the exercise usually performs such training in South America …

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Special Operations Surgical Team Doctor to Receive Jackson Foundation Award

HURLBURT FIELD, FL (24th SOW) – Four hundred fourteen trauma evaluations, 141 gunshot wounds, 270 blast injuries, 102 damage-control resuscitations, 51 chest tubes, 21 intubations and 15 urgent surgical operations…for some this may be a list of numbers and medical jargon. For others, it meant life instead of death. This is the direct impact Lt. Col. (Dr.) Benjamin Mitchell, an …

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US, Slovenian SOF Train Serbian Special Anti-Terrorism Unit

BELGRADE, Serbia (SOCEUR) – U.S. and Slovenian special operations forces converged in Serbia to help broaden the tactical and technical capabilities of the Serbian special anti-terrorism unit known as the Specijalna Antiteroriaticka Jedinica during a joint combined exchange training event in the Goc Mountains of Serbia, April 3-30, 2017. “Our special operations detachment is in Serbia to facilitate this JCET …

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Senior Chief Kyle Milliken Identified As Navy SEAL Casualty

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was in support of a Somali National Army-led operation with U.S. Africa Command. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of …

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Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – The two Army Rangers who died Thursday in Afghanistan willingly went into harm’s way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement Friday. “The families and fellow Rangers of Sgt. Joshua ‘Josh’ Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron Thomas have my respect and sympathies,” Mattis said. Rodgers, …

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US Army Special Operations Rangers Killed in Combat

FORT BRAGG, NC – Two U.S. Army Rangers were killed in action April 27 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, during combat operations in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Killed were: Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, who was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, who was assigned to …

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USSOCOM Remembers ANZAC Day

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL – U.S. and international military partners, family and friends gathered around a dimly lit beach on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida at sunrise for an Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day commemoration service April 25. Anzac Day is always honored on April 25 and marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by …

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