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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

Mission

Special Operators Seek New Tech to Remain Stealthy | National Defense Magazine

Today’s special operators must prepare for combat situations around the globe and against adversaries with increasingly sophisticated technology. Special Operations Command is working to provide commandos with products that help to reduce signature footprints through camouflage, signal reduction and...

Northampton native, Navy SEAL, to be awarded Medal of Honor | Daily Hampshire Gazette

A Navy SEAL and Northampton native who led a firefight and rescue mission on a snow-covered mountaintop in Afghanistan in 2002 will receive the Medal of Honor later this month. On May 24, President Trump will present the military’s highest...

Charity for special ops veterans faces funding shortage | Task Force Dagger

A Dallas-based nonprofit organization that supports the military’s special operations forces and their families is experiencing a significant drop in donations. Task Force Dagger Foundation has helped about 1,500 service members and more than 3,000 family members in the last...

Charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is dropped, but prosecutors plan to revisit | The Washington Post

Prosecutors on Monday dismissed a criminal charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, bringing a sudden halt to his trial just before it was set to begin and with jury selection already underway. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner dropped the felony...

Former SEAL injured in combat opens up about battling depression in book “Touching the Dragon” | The Virginian-Pilot

Jimmy Hatch no longer wanted to live. It was May 2010. The former Navy SEAL had been shot in the leg during an attempt to rescue Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan the year before, and fell into a deep...

Commando Force Grows by 4,000 in 9 Months | DVIDS News

Commando Qualification Course (CDOQC) Class 24 graduated 980 new Commandos at the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command’s School of Excellence, Kabul, Afghanistan, May 9, 2018. This graduation marked the achievement of a significant force growth milestone as established...

AAR to repair ISU containers for USASOC | Shepard Media

AAR Mobility Systems has received a $1.2 million contract from the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) to repair 500 ISU containers for the 1st Special Forces Command, the company announced on 10 May. The contract will provide support to...

US, Italian Rangers fight together at JWA | DVIDS NEWS

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and Rangers from the Italian Army 4th Alpini Paratroopers Regiment participated in the Joint Warfighting Assessment April 6-26, 2018 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. JWA is...

Nigerian Air Force Deploys Special Forces To Taraba | TV360 Nigeria

The Nigerian AirForce has deployed its Special Forces to the newly established 23 Quick Response Wing (QRW), Nguroje in Taraba State. The deployment is in a bid to ensure that the Nigerian Air Force acts efficiently and effectively to Nigeria’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Green Beret Explains Why Waterboarding Breaks Terrorists | Daily Caller

  Former MMA fighter and Green Beret Tim Kennedy wasn’t joking around when he said waterboarding isn’t torture. The legendary special forces sniper caused an uproar last week when he tried to end the debate on waterboarding. “Waterboarding is not torture,” he...

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Army Identifies Green Beret Who Died During Dive Training in Reservoir | Military.com

Staff Sgt. Paul Lincoln Olmstead was 29 years old when he passed away during an underwater training exercise last...

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