Tag Archives: special operations

Votel Discusses Special Operations Challenges

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WASHINGTON, DC (Jim Garamone) – The “hyper connectivity” of the world today complicates an already complex set of global security issues, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, said at a security forum in Colorado, July 24. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge that the problems of Russia, the Islamic State of Iraq …

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USASOC Evolves in Changing World

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FORT BRAGG, NC (Lisa Ferdinando) – Special operations must continue to evolve as the military faces increasing unconventional threats, said the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, or USASOC. Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland spoke during the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Symposium and Exhibition here. “I truly do believe that we’re in an era …

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Special Operations Eyes Present, Future Threats

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WASHINGTON, DC (Jim Garamone) – Special operations forces are very busy today, but they must also plan to confront future threats, Michael J. Dumont, the principle deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations/low-intensity conflict said Jan. 27. Dumont spoke during the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium here. There is no shortage of threats, the deputy assistant …

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An Inside Look: North Korea’s SOF Infiltration Van

N. Korean special operation forces infiltration van showcased for 19th ESC senior leader development

CAMP HENRY, South Korea (SSG Jefferson) —The Korean Defense Intelligence Command displayed a North Korean special operation forces infiltration van, Aug. 1, staged in front of the headquarters of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for more than 130 Soldiers, here. During senior leader development for Team 19, the KDIC’s SOF infiltration van displayed a collection of items ranging from clothing, …

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Special Operations Wounded Warriors Train for International Competitions

USSOCOM Care Coalition's wounded warrior conditioning camp

GULF BREEZE, FL – The U.S. Special Operations Command’s Care Coalition recently hosted a training camp for more than 40 wounded, ill and injured Special Operations service members who have been selected to participate in upcoming national and international athletic events. USSOCOM athletes will join competitors from 14 nations in the Invictus games, in London, Sept. 7- 15.  Invictus will …

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Emerald Warrior Hones SOF Skills

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HURLBURT FIELD, FL (Raquel Sanchez) – More than 1,500 Special Operations Forces from around the services participated in Emerald Warrior, a two-week joint service, interagency and partner nation exercise that concluded here May 9. Emerald Warrior leverages lessons learned from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. It is the Department of Defense’s …

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Senior Leaders Discuss Special Ops in FY15 Budget Request

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Hurlburt Field, FL (SSG Erica Horner) – Air Force and Department of Defense leadership provided insight into the Fiscal Year 2015 proposed budget, including growth in special operations, during a briefing to the press March 4. The FY 15 budget proposal focused on balancing capability, capacity and readiness for future challenges and opportunities. “As you can see this is no easy …

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