US, ROK Special Forces Ruck 250 Miles


SEOUL, South Korea – It is cold, damp and overcast with two hours to go until push off. Soldiers take the time to eat lunch while they wait to have their feet checked by the medic. A K-tap and moleskin configuration is applied to every foot, preparing them for the final 40 miles of a 250 mile road march. Twelve …

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Special Forces Athlete Uses Warrior Games to Take on New Challenges


WEST POINT, NY (Shannon Collins) – Camaraderie and fellowship has been the highlight of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy here for medically retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Sualauvi Tuimalealiifano. About 250 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, U.S. Special …

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In Memory of the Michael Murphy


SAN MARCOS, Guatemala – Five U.S. Army Soldiers embarked on a grueling physical training challenged called the MURPH at San Marcos, Guatemala during Exercise BEYOND THE HORIZON 2016 GUATEMALA. The MURPH Challenge was created in memory of U.S. Navy Lt. Michael Murphy U.S. Navy SEAL, who died risking his life contacting the special operations force’s Quick Response Force located at …

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Family Takes Pride in Athlete’s Efforts at Invictus, DoD Warrior Games


WASHINGTON, DC (Shannon Collins) — As the Florida sun beat down on him, the medically retired infantryman took a deep breath, focused, and threw the shot put, earning a silver medal in his disability category at the Invictus Games in Orlando Florida, May 10. Army Spc. Haywood Range III threw it 11.58 meters. He also earned a silver medal in …

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SOF Veteran Prepares for 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando


MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL – Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Sualauvi “Sua” Tuimalealifano, a member of U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Military Adaptive Sports Program (MASP), continues to progress beyond what medical professionals thought possible as he trains for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. Sua served 13 years of his military career as an Airborne paratrooper, and …

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Special Forces Soldiers Step into Arena


TORII STATION, Okinawa (Richard Rzepka) – In a speech entitled “Citizenship in a Republic,” delivered April 23, 1910 in Paris, President Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who …

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Marine Raiders March 770 Miles in Remembrance

The local community lined the streets and cheered on the ruckers as they finished the Marine Raider Memorial March outside the Stone Bay main gate, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 21, 2016. The Marine Raider Memorial March was designed to honor the seven Marine Raiders who died on March 10, 2015 and their families, as well as bring awareness to their sacrifice. The ruckers were made up of both active duty and former Raiders, family members, and close friends. Following the conclusion of the March there was a short ceremony to honor the fallen.

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (SGT Donovon Lee) – A little over a year ago on March 10, 2015, seven Marine Raiders and four Louisiana Army National Guard soldiers lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. On March 10, 2016, 14 Marine Raiders from Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command met in Navarre, Fla., …

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Honoring the Fallen: Special Tactics Airmen March 812 Miles


HURLBURT FIELD, FL (Katrina Cheesman) – After more than 800 miles on the road, 20 Special Tactics Airmen finished their journey to honor fallen teammates, crossing through the gate here with families of those Special Tactics Airmen killed in combat. The march was held specifically for Capt. Matthew Roland, special tactics officer, and Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley, combat controller, who were killed in …

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SFC Andrew Weathers WOD


Green Berets and soldiers from the 7th Special Forces Group gathered yesterday in the group’s Combat Readiness Training Facility to conduct a Workout of the Day in honor of Sgt. First Class Andrew Weathers. Weathers died Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as a result of wounds sustained in combat in Afghanistan. The WOD consists of: …

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SORB Finishes Grueling Expedition Alaska Race

The Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Team gets fourth-place medals at the Seward Military Resort Pavilion, July 5, 2015. The Army-run resort also hosted a lunch for competitors from all teams.

SEWARD, AK (Dave Vergun) – The Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Team finished strong in the 378-mile Expedition Alaska Adventure Race, July 5. The team crossed the finish in fourth place out of 20 teams in Seward, after seven days of ocean and flatwater kayaking, pack-rafting raging rivers, mountain biking and traversing multiple glaciers and high-mountain snowfields of the Kenai …

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