Special Operations News

Canadian Commendation Presented To SF Soldiers

FORT BRAGG, NC – The Canadian Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation will be presented to Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) by Lt. Gen. Stuart Beare, Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, for their valorous actions in support of the Canadian-led Operation MEDUSA, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan during August and September 2006. The ceremony will take place on May 23 at …

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Unity of Effort

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan – During the course of operations in Afghanistan several countries, including Romania, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, and United States, have come together to lend a helping hand during a time of need. Within the walls of Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, there is a strong bond formed over 11 years with Americans and Australians who have worked …

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Rangers Hold Rare Public Ceremony

TACOMA, WA – The U.S. Army Ranger story is typically a closed book, but Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Rangers opened the pages of their latest chapter for an evening last week. The South Sound community had the rare opportunity to join 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in recognizing its own at the Tacoma Dome, May 10. More than 50 Rangers received …

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Warriors Stand Tall in Combat Once Again

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Becoming a part of the U.S. Army’s elite fighting force takes total dedication and an unwavering fortitude to persevere in the toughest environments. These grueling conditions not only test an individual’s physical limits, but the mental capacity to forge forward in the face of adversity when most other men would falter. The few left standing at the …

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160th SOAR Dedicates Compound Honoring Former SOF Leader

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (USASOC News Service, May 11, 2012) – The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) will honor retired Gen. Bryan “Doug” Brown, by naming one of its compounds after him in a ceremony May 14 at Fort Campbell. During his distinguished 40-year career, Brown was involved in combat operations in Vietnam, Grenada, Kuwait, Iraq and other operations. Brown …

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Special Warfare Education Group Activates HQ Company

FORT BRAGG, NC – The newly established Special Warfare Education Group (Airborne) formally activated its Headquarters and Headquarters Company during a ceremony May 1 on Fort Bragg, N.C., taking another step toward building a fully manned and equipped organization dedicated to educating U.S. Army special-operations Soldiers. Col. Paul Ott, the SWEG(A) Commander, officially entrusted Capt. Geoffrey Childs with command of …

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Special Forces Soldiers Run Among World's Elite

FORT CAMPBELL, KY – Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) took advantage of an opportunity provided by the Boston Athletic Association and the Massachusetts State Police to run in the prestigious Boston Marathon April 16. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) reserves a number of complimentary slots for the marathon strictly for military service members. The number of slots …

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CAPEX 2012 Showcases Special Operations

FORT BRAGG, NC – Past and present service members, along with local and regional community leaders, gained private access into the realm of U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) to experience what makes these quiet professionals such a lethal force. The 2012 USASOC Capabilities Exercise gave the leaders from command located on Ft. Bragg, N.C., the opportunity to host a …

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MARSOC Marine Receives Silver Star Posthumously

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – The family of the late Sgt. William J. Woitowicz, a former native of Groton, Mass., were presented with the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest honor for combat valor, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, April 28, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Va., in front of family, friends and fellow Marines. …

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SECDEF Civic Leaders Get Look Inside AFSOC

HURLBURT FIELD, FL – For one of the visitors, an inside look at Air Force Special Operations Command prompted a return to childhood. Dr. Terry Barber’s eyes were wide as he described his participation in a night operations scenario during his recent AFSOC tour. “My description to some of my friends was, I have died and reincarnated as my 12-year-old …

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