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Army Special Forces: An Inside Look at the Elite Group’s Capabilities

FORT SILL, OK – When it comes to elite military teams, the Navy SEALs often come first to mind. For…

Black Swan 17 Brings SOF Into Saber Guardian

SZOLNOK, Hungary – The men patrolled their compound surrounded by the thick, green bush common throughout the area, alert for…

Fuerzas Comando 2017 Begins

Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay – The 13th annual Fuerzas Comando competition kicked off in Mariano Roque Alonso on July 17,…

Soldier for Life: Ranger Tom Tsubota

HONOLULU, HI (Jonnie Melillo Clasen) – Tom Tsubota, the oldest WW II Merrill’s Marauder, who turned 102 on Jan. 14,…

Abrams Charter in Effect at the AWG

In early 1974, Gen. Creighton Abrams, the Chief of Staff of the Army, directed the reestablishment of a Ranger Battalion…

Seven Traits of the SOF Warrior

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The Story of GM3 Milton Schiff, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 21

Editor’s Note: Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Milton Schiff (U.S. Navy Retired), now 90 years old, lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with…

A Green Beret Reflects On Necessity Of Strong Relationships With Local Allies

FORT BRAGG, NC – Green Berets are historically some of the Army’s toughest Soldiers. They’ve been to hell and back…

First Female Attempts 75th Ranger Regiment Selection

FORT BENNING, GA – The first female to attend the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP) 2 failed…

US Army Green Lights Special Forces Selection For Women

FORT BRAGG, NC – The US Army has officially approved the admission of two female officers into the Special Forces…

Special Ops Patriarch Civitella Receives Prestigious French Legion of Honor

MACDILL AFB, FL (Michael Bottoms)  – Special operations legend Caesar Civitella was awarded the French Legion of Honor which is the…

New Unit to Train Special Ops Airmen

LACKLAND, TX-  For the first time in U.S. military history, the Air Force activated a unit solely dedicated to train…

Fallen US Navy SEAL Fought in Defense of Fellow Americans, Kurds

WASHINGTON, DC –  A US Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday during a firefight with ISIS militants in Tel Askuf, Iraq. …

Special Tactics Honors Deceased Double Silver Star Recipient

HURLBURT FIELD, FL – The Special Tactics community mourns the loss of retired Tech. Sgt. Sean Harvell, a highly decorated…

7th Group Green Beret Returns to Service After Amputation, Severe Wounds

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL (Maj. Thomas Cieslak) – A Special Forces Noncommissioned Officer has returned to full active duty…

Transcript: Russian SF Officer’s Final Moments While Surrounded by ISIS Fighters

WASHINGTON, DC – Russian Special Forces officer Alexander Prokhorenko was killed last month after he called in an air strike…

Mental Toughness: What Exactly is It?

By Lu Lastra, Master Chief SEAL (Ret.), Naval Special Warfare Director of Mentorship Your mind can be your best friend…

Navy SEAL to be Awarded Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, DC (NSW) – On February 29, 2016, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special…

“…And High Esprit De Corps of the Rangers”

Two women recently made history by successfully completing Ranger School, a feat that countless men have tried and failed.  The…

MARSOC Multi-Purpose Canine Handlers Train For the Unforeseen

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (LCPL Steven Fox) – United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was born in 2006,…
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