A tactical air control party specialist assigned to the 12th Combat Training Squadron works with the Brazilian Air Force TACPs and the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, June 12, 2019. The Brazilian Air Force was training with the 124 ASOS TACPs and the 12th CTS TACPS during NTC. … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Dropping them bombs
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A Green Beret assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) calls in a nine-line medical evacuation during a training event near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 27, 2019. U.S. Special Forces and U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers conducted a raid and utilized multiple weapon systems ranging from smalls arms weapons to A-10 Thunderbolt ll aircraft. … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Special Forces operators calling in a nine-line
Then-President George W. Bush visits the Delta Force compound following the initial stages of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Alongside Special Forces Operational Detachments Alphas (SFODAs) from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) paramilitary teams, Delta Force operators spearheaded the effort to topple the Taliban regime … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: George W. Bush visits Delta compound post 9/11
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The Navy has the unenviable honor of being the most obese branch of the U.S. military with an outstanding 22 percent of its Sailors being clinically obese, a Department of Defence (DoD) study has concluded. Sailors, however, face strong competition from their Airmen and Soldier brethren. The Air Force came second with 18 percent and the Army a close third with 17 percent. … [Read more...] about Not everyone is chiseled like a SEAL: Navy the most obese branch
National Guard Special Forces Operators conduct fast rope insertion training with coalition forces during exercise Eager Lion 2019. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships. … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: American and Cypriot SOF operators fast rope into the desert
A U.S. Army Special Operations Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) rides horseback while leading a mule through Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest during the SOF Horsemanship Course at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 19, 2019. The purpose of the SOF horsemanship course is to teach SOF personnel the necessary … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Horse Warriors, Green Berets and Marine Raiders in the SOF Horsemanship Course
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=Vcn8sSK6ybY FINSOF consist of professional capabilities and reserve units. SOF reserve units keep up and develop their military skills regularly. Reserve units can be called up rapidly in order to complement FINSOF capability. In this video, reservists with the Utti Iceberg Regiment put their close quarter battle (CQB) … [Read more...] about The Video of the Week: The shadowy world of Finland’s SOF
There is no more messing around for the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) when it comes to discipline and professionalism issues in the SEAL Teams. In a sudden move, NSWC decided to relieve the officer and enlisted leadership of SEAL Team 7 (ST-7). According to a NSWC press statement, Commander Edward Mason (ST-7, commanding officer), Lieutenant Commander Luke Im (ST-7, … [Read more...] about We ain’t messing around: Entire SEAL Team 7 leadership gets canned
A soldier assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command demonstrates firing positions on the M320 40mm grenade launcher to a member of the Saudi Arabian Naval Special Forces during joint forces weapons training in a tactical training area in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 28, 2019, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2019. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest and most complex … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Special Forces operators blasting away in the Middle East
As the U.S. Special Operations community is battered by scandal after scandal of misconduct and unprofessionalism, its leadership has been brainstorming solutions to this quandary. The Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), from which rank’s most of the scandals have come, has already initiated a back-the-basics directive to be adhered by its subordinate Navy SEAL Teams. The … [Read more...] about SEALs gone awry? SOF Chaplains might be the answer
Members assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group TWO conduct military land warfare operations in the United States. U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous training cycle to improve and further specialize skills needed to conduct missions from sea, air and land. U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous training cycle to improve and further specialize skills needed during … [Read more...] about The Pic of the Day: Can you spot the SEAL?