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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mission

With San Francisco and Boston now on board, Tampa Bay can’t contain Frogman Swim any more | Tampa Bay Times

As a result, Tomalin, Farnan and Navy SEAL Dan O’Shea created the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim. Since 2010, the event has raised $3.5 million for the Navy SEAL Foundation, a charity that provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to...

Are we leaving Syria or not? | Military Times

The U.S. military’s three-year mission in Syria shows no signs of ending or significantly changing anytime soon, U.S. officials now say, despite President Donald Trump’s announcement in December that the Islamic State was defeated and all troops would be...

Update: Camp Lejeune Marines under investigation in former Green Beret’s death | The Fayetteville Observer

A military contractor and former Green Beret from Fayetteville died after an alleged altercation with three American service members in northern Iraq, according to multiple media reports. The Jan. 4 death of the Lockheed Martin employee is under investigation. The New...

Jury acquits senior NCO accused of pointing weapon at soldier and calling another fat | Stars and Stripes

A senior noncommissioned officer accused of pointing a pistol at one soldier, calling another fat and improperly touching a third’s hair was acquitted of all related charges at her court-martial Wednesday. Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Barboza was found not guilty...

Erik Prince on his Mueller interview: ‘Probably would rather go to a proctology exam’ | CNBC

But the controversial security consultant told CNBC's "Squawk Box" that his previously reported sit-down with Mueller's team regarding that curious encounter in the Seychelles islands, which took place shortly before Donald Trump became president, was "much ado about nothing."...

Talk about being accomplished: Asian-American only 34 years old yet a Navy SEAL, doctor and astronaut | The Independent

He was first a seaman recruit who signed up for the grueling SEAL training that took 2 years. After becoming a part of the Navy SEAL, he was sent to Iraq as a member of SEAL Team 3. Kim...

2 Marines, Navy corpsman under investigation in the death of US contractor in Iraq: Officials | ABC News

In a statement to ABC News, Lockheed Martin confirmed that one of their employees was "fatally injured while supporting Special Operations Forces." This spring, a Department of Defense report is due to the Senate and House Armed Services Committee on...

Indicted Lawmaker Defends Navy SEAL Charged with Premeditated Murder | Military.com

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, said he is skeptical of the charges brought against a Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State fighter, among other war crimes, and has called for better treatment of the special operator while he...

Military investigating death of U.S. contractor in Iraq | NBC News

The military has launched an investigation into how a U.S. contractor received fatal head wounds while working with special operations Marines in Irbil, Iraq, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation. The Lockheed Martin employee died at Landstuhl...

New in 2019: Two new US air bases in Africa nearing completion | Air Force Times

U.S. Africa Command is hoping to finish two new air bases in 2019, one in Niger and one in Somalia, to stage operations against militants in the region. Niger Air Base 201, a future hub for armed drones and other...

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US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne...

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