Special Operations News

NSW Assists Honduras to Establish Elite Maritime Unit

TRUJILLO, Honduras – With a rate of 86 people killed for every 100,000 inhabitants, Honduras is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world according to statistics from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report in 2011. With a murder rate four times higher than Mexico, these alarming numbers depict a nation where violence is part …

Read More »

Afghan Commandos Support USSF During Jalrez Attack

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan commandos from 3rd Company, 6th Special Operations Kandak (SOK) conducted a unilateral mission to support U.S. Special Forces (USSF) during a quick reaction force operation to Jalrez district, March 11. U.S. Special Forces were responding to an incident in which an individual wearing an Afghan National Police uniform opened fire on a group of Afghan …

Read More »

SF Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, NC – Captain Andrew Michael Pedersen-Keel, 28 , of Madison, CT, died March 11, of wounds received from small arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company B , 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC, and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Pedersen-Keel was commissioned as an Infantry Officer …

Read More »

Noble Argus Foundation Releases Scholarship Criteria

WASHINGTON, DC – The Noble Argus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, today released its criteria for awarding its first-ever academic scholarships in 2013. The organization, created with a dedication to ease the financial burden that soaring educational costs place on the families of our military’s elite warriors, provides financial assistance for education to the children and spouses of past and …

Read More »

Seabees Support Special Ops Task Force

KABUL, Afghanistan – Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB), also known as Seabees, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) have a long history of working together and this relationship has been strengthened over the last several months at Camp Phoenix, in Kabul. A detail of Seabees, from NMCB 133, based out of Gulfport, Miss., traveled to Kabul from Helmand province to assist …

Read More »

AFSOC Stands Up Air Warfare Center

DUKE FIELD, FL – The Air Force stood up the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center and hosted an assumption of command ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 11. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Jon Weeks assumed command of AFSOAWC, which is headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Fla. with operating locations at Duke Field and Robins Air Force Base, Ga. …

Read More »

Nightstalkers to be Presented With Valorous Awards

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA – The 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) will host a valorous award ceremony Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., at the Truscott Air Terminal on Hunter Army Airfield. Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, United States Army Special Operations Command commanding general, will present the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal with Valor …

Read More »

From Enlisted SEAL to Admiral

There are a finite number of Navy admirals who began their careers at the bottom of the rank totem pole, navigated their way through the enlisted ranks, earned a commission and rose to the top. One of the select few, who went from being the newest of new guys to earning ruffles and flourishes, walks amongst the NSW ranks –actually …

Read More »

Florida’s Special Forces Celebrate 50 Years

STARKE, FL – With so much history surrounding the 50th anniversary of the 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, and the unveiling of a monument honoring the soldiers and families of the battalion, it’s not surprising to see the love and admiration that is shown by the group of men who consider both past and present members of the unit …

Read More »

FBI HRT: 30 Years of Service

QUANTICO, VA – Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)—federal law enforcement’s only full-time counterterrorism unit—a highly trained group of special agents often called upon during the toughest times. When needed, the team is prepared to deploy within four hours of notification to anywhere in the U.S. in response to terrorist incidents, hostage situations, …

Read More »