Special Operations News

2009 USAF Budget Shows Increase for PJs


According to the February edition of the Air Force Times, the 2009 Air Force budget recognized some concerns coming from the Pararescue community. While the budget request indicated that the increase would not be spectacular, it would be still be higher than last years. Maj. Gen. Larry Spencer, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for budget stated, “We do …

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Marine Scout Snipers scope out new tactics


Marine Scout Snipers scope out new tactics 11th MEUCpl. Scott M. BiscuitiUDAIRI RANGE COMPLEX, Kuwait (Jan. 30, 2008) — Thanks to new sniping tactics picked up by Marine scout snipers in Kuwait, insurgents caught in their scopes are guaranteed to have a bad day. The Scout Sniper Platoon and Reconnaissance Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, …

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