Tag Archives: Special Operations Discussion

MARSOC Approves Special Operations Officer Primary MOS

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Higgins) – Marine officers graduating U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new Primary Military Occupational Specialty, clearing the way for retention and promotion in a professional career path. Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos approved development of the new PMOS 0370 and Major …

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Melvin Morris: MOH Recipient, Special Forces Soldier

TULSA, OK (SGT Anthony Jones) – Melvin Morris, having learned a fellow U.S. Army Special Forces team leader had just been killed, gathered a small team together. Fighting men like Morris never leave a fallen comrade behind, even if those left behind are already dead. Within minutes, Morris and his men were fighting for own their lives. It was 1969 …

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Army Special Forces, Marines Execute TRAP Exercise

TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA (Lance Cpl. Charles Santamaria) – The mission was simple: to find two downed pilots and evacuate them to safety while maintaining security for extraction. The training allowed both Marines and soldiers to share tactics and learn from one another. “It’s always a privilege to work with fellow American service members,” said a communications sergeant, 10th SFG (A). …

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Know Your Military Special Operations Charity

The following information was compiled from Internal Revenue Service, Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator, and Guide Star data. The term “revenue” means charities can derive revenue or funding from a variety of sources, including contributions, program services, membership dues, interest on savings, investment income, special events, and sales of inventory. “Expenses” means a charity’s expenses include spending on such things …

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USASOC Flight Company Introduces the C-27J

FORT BRAGG, NC (Maj. Emily Potter) – The United States Army Special Operations Command Flight Company (UFC) held an open house yesterday to unveil their new C-27J aircraft.  The UFC is the only unit in the Army to have C-27Js, which will replace their aging fleet of CASA-212s. Representatives from across USASOC were present to hear about the capabilities and …

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US Navy SEALs Seize ‘Morning Glory’ Tanker Ship

WASHINGTON, DC – US Navy SEALs yesterday boarded and took control of a commercial tanker ship that was seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a Defense Department news release issued today. “No one was hurt tonight when U.S. forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot …

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Niger Leads Multinational Training Exercise

NAIMEY, Nigeria (Special Operations Command Africa) – Flintlock 2014, the annual African-led military exercise for interoperability in security, counterterrorism and humanitarian aid, officially kicked off Feb. 19 with an opening ceremony celebrating the spirit of regional security cooperation in Niamey, Niger. The exercise – which includes Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, France, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, U.K., the U.S. and …

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