Special Operations News

Navy corpsmen with Special Ops save lives in combat zone

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Mar. 12, 2008) — On the battlefield or on the firebase, Navy hospital corpsmen routinely care for and treat Afghans with medical emergencies. When medical doctors are not available, it is often the “corpsmen” in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, who treat victims with life-threatening injuries. Fleet Marine Force-qualified Navy corpsmen and Navy special operations combat medics in Helmand …

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SEAL Earns Silver Star, two Bronze Stars

SEAL Earns Silver Star, two Bronze StarsBy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Menzie, Naval Special Warfare Public Affairs SAN DIEGO (NNS) — U.S. Navy SEAL, Lt. Nicholas Hill received a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars with valor during an awards ceremony at Naval Special Warfare Command on Feb. 19. The awards recognize his heroic actions in Ramadi during …

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Air Force crew helps Marine special operations instructors expand capabilities

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, OKINAWA, Japan (Feb. 29, 2008) — Marine Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques instructors joined forces with Air Force personnel Feb. 21 to expand the training capabilities of III Marine Expeditionary Force. Two Air Force MH-60 Pavehawk helicopter pilots and a crew chief with the 33rd Rescue Squadron, 18th Operations Group, provided HRST instructors with III MEF’s Special Operations …

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MARSOC Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.(Feb. 27, 2008) — U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command commemorated its second anniversary by breaking ground on the construction site of its future headquarters building during a ceremony at Stone Bay here, Friday. The ceremony marked a significant milestone in MARSOC’s continued growth as the Marine Corps component of U.S. Special Operations Command …

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2 Eglin F-15 pilots rescued by 1st Special Operations Wing

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) — Two F-15 Eagle pilots from Eglin Air Force Base were rescued Feb. 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. The pilots who were involved in an accident Feb. 20 were transported to medical facilities, and their condition is unknown at this time. They are assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB. The …

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SOCJFCOM continues to ready warfighters for global operations

(SUFFOLK, Va. – Feb. 19, 2008) — For 45 days, Army Master Sgt. Jeremy "Bo" Hoffman deployed to Afghanistan, where he served as the Joint Operations Center (JOC) non-commission officer-in-charge (NCOIC) in support of the 7th Special Forces Group. Hoffman is no stranger to the 7th Special Forces Group, having trained them at Ft. Bragg, N.C. prior to their deployment. …

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US training Pakistani Special Forces

The United States has confirmed that it has sent military advisers to Pakistan, in an effort to double the size of the country’s Special Forces. According to Mike Vickers, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, less than 100 American advisors are in Pakistan, focusing primarily on "target training" which includes assisting the Special Service Group (SSG) …

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Leap Frogs Jump into L.A. to Promote Fitness, Service

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, started off their schedule last week by promoting the first SEAL Fitness Challenge of 2008. Sponsored by Naval Special Warfare, the Challenge will tour colleges around the country to promote fitness and to encourage potential candidates to enlist and become a SEAL. During the Challenge entrants must finish …

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San Diego Air and Space Museum gets special warfare drones from SEALs

San Diego Air and Space Museum gets special warfare drones from SEALs1/26/2008 5:30:00 PMBy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michelle Kapica, Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs San Diego, Calif. (NNS) — Two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), previously used by Navy SEALs, were assigned a new mission at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Jan. 16. After four years …

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