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75th Ranger Regiment Wins 2017 Best Ranger Competition

FORT BENNING, GA – Soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment bested 53 teams as part of their effort to return the title of “Best Ranger” to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. During the 2017 Best Ranger Competition, April 7 to 9, at Fort Benning, Georgia, Capt. Michael Rose and Master Sgt. Josh Horsager fought through 60-plus hours of physical, mental, technical and …

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Seeking Combat Support Marines for Special Ops

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – One of the five SOF Truths is quality is better than quantity. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command is putting this truth into action through its search for talented Marines to fill its critical combat support roles. A Naval Message released Feb. 16 announced the launch of a new effort called the MARSOC Combat Support Orientation …

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A Conversation With History

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (PO2 Scott Fenaroli) – An elderly man slowly walks into an auditorium. He moves with the assistance of a cane to help him get around. Although his health seems to be deteriorating, his mind is still sharp. Military officers swarm around him, excited and curious about what he has to say. Adjusting his blue jacket, he begins …

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29 Years After Injury, Pararescueman Gives Back to Airmen

FORT MEADE, MD (SSG Alex Montes) – Attached to a SEAL team in 1987, one Airman began what was to be a normal parachute training out of a Marine CH-46 helicopter at 13,000 feet. Freefalling around 3,500 feet watching vast Virginia state scenery; the Airman opened his chute, everything was clear until another Airman pummeled through his parachute. The Air …

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders Survive into their 100s

FORT BENNING, GA (Jonnie Clasen) – Three Merrill’s Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden “forgotten theater” of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100. Living to be a centenarian is remarkable. What is even more remarkable is that …

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‘First in Asia’ Battalion Dedicates Boat to Honorary Green Beret

WASHINGTON, DC (Richard L Rzepka) – The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently dedicated a new boat to Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and stalwart supporter of U.S. service members, Martha “Maggie” Raye. Raye, a comedian and actress, worked closely with the United Service Organizations during World War II, Korea and Vietnam to keep the spirits of U.S. troops …

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American Warfighter: Brotherhood, Survival, and Uncommon Valor in Iraq, 2003-2011

The following chapter is from the  book “American Warfighter” and provides a 2/75 Ranger’s account in the 75th Ranger Regiment and Iraq.  You can purchase the book by clicking on the book’s cover below. Chapter Four “Shut up and shoot!” Jeremiah Olsen Silver Star, Baghdad Iraq was in crisis. The regime had fallen, its military and police forces had abandoned …

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USASOC Honors its ‘Best Warriors’

FORT BRAGG, NC (SGT Kyle Fisch) – The U.S. Army Special Operations Command announced the winners of the command’s 2016 Best Warrior Competition (held June 6-10) in a ceremony at the headquarters building, June 10. The Soldiers were from the four subordinate units within USASOC; 1st Special Forces Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Combat Aviation Command, U.S. Army …

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MARSOC Recruiters Visit Camp Foster

CAMP FOSTER, Japan – The Headquarters Marine Corps Marine Special Operations Command Screening Team visited with Marines May 19 on Camp Foster. HMST briefed the Marines on the requirements and process for joining MARSOC, as well as give an overview of MARSOC’s missions and operations. “This lets the Marines know that they have the option,” said Sgt. Leonid Mernenko, a …

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The 2016 ‘Best Rangers’ Came From the National Guard

FORT BENNING, GA – “I feel like it’s definitely his year,” said Megan Truett, sister of Capt. Robert Killian on Team 47, on April 15. She had been to the competition in previous years, unable to make it last year, but she knew she had to attend this year to see him win. Truett was right; it was her brother’s …

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