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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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US seeks airborne rescue and recovery for SOF in Yemen | Jane’s 360

The US military is looking for contractors to provide personnel recovery, as well as airborne casualty and medical evacuation services, for special forces personnel operating in and around Yemen. The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) issued a request for information...

Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels | The New York Times

 For years, the American military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States. But late last year, a team of about...

US Special Operators Scattered Across Yemen Might Soon Rely On Contractors To Rescue Them | The Drive

The Pentagon is interested in having contractors provide two fixed-wing aircraft and two helicopters on call to rescue wounded American special operators in and around Yemen if necessary, as well as to perform various other missions. The announcement comes as it...

1st SFG (A) Officer Recognized as Army Special Operations Forces Communicator of the Year | DVIDS News

Maj. Ryan Collins, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) signal officer, was awarded the Army Special Operations Forces Communicator of the Year on April 18, 2018 for being the officer who provided the most significant contributions towards the special operations...

Security Challenges: NAF moves to deploy 150 special forces to Taraba | World Stage

Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar  disclosed this in Enugu on Wednesday, when he led a delegation of senior officers of the Air Force on a courtesy visit to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. He said that...

SOCOM Taps Wittenberg Weiner to Help With Joint Training and Exercises | AFCEA Signal

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC, Lutz, Florida, is being awarded a $200,000,000, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support U.S. Special Operations Command in executing joint collective training and exercises. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $25,000,000 are being...

Texas Army National Guard Green Berets mentor U.S., Albanian and Lithuanian forces during Allied Spirit VIII | DVIDS News

Allied Spirit was a multinational exercise involving approximately 4,100 participants from 10 nations at 7th Army Training Command’s Hohenfels Training Area. The U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise series Allied Spirit is designed to develop and enhance NATO and key...

Trading Saddle For Sails, Horse Soldiers Embark On 50-Hour Regata | St. Pete Patch

There aren't a lot of people who would be eager to take on the challenge of sailing from St. Petersburg to the island of Isla Mujeres near Cancun, Mexico, in less than 50 hours. But when you've ridden through the...

Special operations wing gives commanders leeway to target ‘queep’ | Air Force Times

The 1st Special Operations Wing on Monday took its latest crack at cutting back on unnecessary computer-based training and other requirements. In an email and memo posted on the Facebook group Air Force amn/nco/snco, 1st SOW Commander Col. Tom Palenske outlined steps the...

Loved ones honor fallen Army Ranger with skydiving tribute | ABC 22

One year after Army Ranger Cameron Thomas gave the ultimate sacrifice, his friends and family honored the Kettering native’s life in a unique way. They returned to a Middletown hanger, where the military parachute expert first went skydiving. “There is a...

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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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