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Friday, December 9, 2022

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Frontline geek squads: SOCOM’s secret weapon | Breaking Defense

Just a year ago, SOCOM still used burned DVDs to solve intelligence-sharing problems, but they have shown interest in one of the most forward-leaning commands on AI and data as well. Today, SOCOM has taken a big leap by...

This salty former Marine corporal now grills generals on Capitol Hill | Military.com

Ruben Gallego, a former Marine turned lawmaker is one of the most high-profile lawmakers on Capital Hills. Particularly, he works on military and veterans’ issues, with his unique background helping him succeed. Gallego was a grunt in the profane,...

Russian Special Forces spotted using Beretta ARX160 assault rifles | Israel Defense

According to Defense blog reports, the Russian Special Operations Forces were seen with their Italian Beretta ARX160 assault rifle. There have been no previous open sources of information that the Russian Army has purchased the newest Italian assault rifles....

SOCOM shows interest in hybrid, AI-enabled vehicles | National Defense

In the hopes of bolstering its ground vehicle fleet with new capabilities, US Special Operations Command is exploring what emerging technologies have to offer. According to Navy Commander Tom Hawkins, SOCOM has invested in the research, development, testing, and...

USAF officer first member of SOCAFRICA to be inducted into Space Force | DVIDS

For the first time from SOCAFRICA, a soldier will be inducted as a Space Force member. To be more specific, U.S. Air Force Capt. Santiago Duque-Ayala will be joining the group. Capt. Duque-Ayala was born in Bogota, Colombia, and...

This is how the biggest arms manufacturers steer millions to influence US policy | Military.com

In a report from the Center for Responsive Politics, the nation’s biggest manufacturers of arms spent $20 million alone last year to influence policy. The country's biggest manufacturers include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, and General Dynamics....

Retying the Gordian Knot: US Special Operations Command as a service | Military Times

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has been the SOF’s backbone ever since it was activated. Over the years, it has stayed true to its mission to provide combat-ready forces for rapid reinforcement of the other unified commands worldwide....

U.S. Army Special Forces join sanctuary and Coast Guard to clean up waters | Keys Weekly

For the very first time, the U.S. Army Special Forces, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and the U.S. Coast Guard have come together in a joint underwater cleanup in the waters off Key West. The clean-up is in line...

Medal of Honor recipient and Korean War Army chaplain accounted for | Connecting Vets Radio

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced and confirmed that Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Joseph Kapaun has been accounted for after 70 years. Kapaun was the chaplain of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry...

One of the pioneers of the Navy SEALs lived almost a century | We Are the Mighty

During World War II Marine Corps Raiders helped train operators for the Office of Strategic Services. Hank Weldon was a member of UDT-10, an underwater demolition team, and trained to conduct covert resistance, sabotage, and intelligence-gathering operations. He was...

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Army Chemical Corps Soldiers train with Navy SEALs during Exercise Trident | Army

With the help of Naval Special Warfare Group 2, soldiers from the 45th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Company...

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