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Special Tactics Surpasses 6,900 Days of Combat in Middle East

Special Tactics Surpasses 6,900 Days of Combat in Middle East

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which marked the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, U.S. service…
AFSOC Airman First to gain Sikh Religious Waiver

AFSOC Airman First to gain Sikh Religious Waiver

Promoting the core values of loyalty, unity, and selfless service; these are the goals of the Sikh American Veterans Alliance…
The Korean War and the Rebirth of ARSOF

The Korean War and the Rebirth of ARSOF

After the Second World War ended in 1945, the ideological and economic divide between the U.S. and the Soviet Union…
MARSOC Identifies Airborne Training Fatality

MARSOC Identifies Airborne Training Fatality

FORT BENNING, GA — It is with heavy hearts that Marine Forces Special Operations Command announced the death of a…
Lessons From a Career Special Tactics Operator

Lessons From a Career Special Tactics Operator

HURLBURT FIELD, FL — Editor’s note: This commentary was written by a career Air Force Special Tactics operator and expresses…
NSW EOD Seeking OCS Applicants for September

NSW EOD Seeking OCS Applicants for September

WASHINGTON, DC — The Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community is seeking highly motivated officer candidates for their annual Officer…
MARSOC to Consolidate Forces at Lejeune by 2022

MARSOC to Consolidate Forces at Lejeune by 2022

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — Marine Forces Special Operations Command will soon begin implementing a phased plan to consolidate all MARSOC…
A Sniper’s Role is Crucial

A Sniper’s Role is Crucial

WASHINGTON, DC — It was 2006, and Army Staff Sgt. Brett Johnson of the 1st Ranger Battalion peered through night-vision…
A Brief History on Major General Shachnow

A Brief History on Major General Shachnow

FORT BRAGG, NC – Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow survived imprisonment, the Nazi Holocaust, and the Second World War to become…
The Secret to BUD/S

The Secret to BUD/S

CORONADO, CA — “The secret to BUD/S is under this rock” is engraved on a 2,000-pound boulder that rests in…
A Glimpse into Navy SEAL History

A Glimpse into Navy SEAL History

Due to their clandestine nature, few know how the U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land) became the widely known…
Anniversary of the First Vietnam War Medal of Honor

Anniversary of the First Vietnam War Medal of Honor

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the Department of the Army General Order 1964-41 awarding the Medal of Honor to…
Green Berets Remember Earliest Mission in Afghanistan

Green Berets Remember Earliest Mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania sent shock waves throughout…
Captain Gary Rose: Special Forces Medal of Honor Recipient

Captain Gary Rose: Special Forces Medal of Honor Recipient

Retired Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose enlisted in the U. S. Army, April 4, 1967. He attended basic training at Fort…
Last Living WWII OSS Maritime Frogman Relives History

Last Living WWII OSS Maritime Frogman Relives History

CAMP PENDLETON, CA – 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion held an event giving U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command…
AFSOC K-9 Unit: Capabilities Forged By Respect

AFSOC K-9 Unit: Capabilities Forged By Respect

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, NM – The military working dog is always one rank higher than its handler. It’s a…
Army Special Forces: An Inside Look at the Elite Group’s Capabilities

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

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

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

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,…
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