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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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Special Forces soldier smashes record for cycling the length of South America | Guinness World Records

A former UK Special Forces soldier and friend of Prince Harry has smashed the Guinness World Records title the Fastest time to cycle the length of South America (Cartagena to Ushuaia) after riding more than 6,000 miles in 48 days. Facing brutal...

Who do GOP voters like for 2024 Iowa Caucuses? | Des Moines Register

Who is Ryan Zinke, and how would he fare in Iowa if he were to run for president? Zinke became the Secretary of the Interior and a member of the Trump Administration in 2017. Before that, he was a U.S....

SOCOM Accidentally Bought Way, Way Too Much Combat Gear | Task & Purpose

U.S. Special Operations Command purchased at least $26.3 million in extra gear ranging from handheld radios to night vision goggles, according to a Pentagon audit, equipment that could potentially end up in the hands of other U.S. service members. An...

his Green Beret Sharpshooter Team Beats The Hell Out Of Any Supposed Sniper Trick Shot | Task & Purpose

A two-man Green Beret sniper team emerged victorious at the elite U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition at the end of March, distinguishing themselves as among the most lethal sharpshooters in the special operations community. Master Sgt. David and Sgt....

Bundeswehr cybersecurity center trains elite counterhackers | DW

A year ago the German armed forces set up a command center for internet security. The new German hacker-soldier elite is being trained at the Bundeswehr University, on the outskirts of Munich. Gabi Dreo, a professor of IT security and...

A View from the CT Foxhole: Lieutenant Colonel Kent Solheim, Commander, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group | Combatting Terrorism Center

Lieutenant Colonel Kent G. Solheim has been the Commander of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) since June 2016. He has served in a variety of roles within the Special Forces community, deploying numerous times to Iraq and...

Inside Air Force Special Operation Command’s MC-130 | Defense News

Time is moving fast for the two loadmasters in the cargo hold of the MC-130H. They’ve got 10 minutes before a group of about 40 special operators parachute from the aircraft, and there’s a lot to coordinate before then with the jumpmaster...

Navy SEALs To Be Tested Prior To Training, Monitored For Brain Injuries | KPBS

Under a new program, Navy SEALs will be tested for brain injury when they first become special operators, then throughout their careers. Typically secretive, the Naval Special Warfare Group One on Coronado announced that everyone who enters the SEALs or Special Boat...

Intel soldier earns medal of honor, but the IDF can’t say for what | The Times of Israel

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot on Tuesday awarded a combat soldier in Military Intelligence the Medal of Distinguished Service for his role in a secret operation in which he made an “important contribution to the security of the...

Green Beret recounts 3 Vietnam tours training mercenaries | Blue Ridge Now

Michael “Mike” DiRocco’s experience in the Vietnam War differs from the typical soldier. He was a Green Beret tasked with turning indigenous tribesmen into modern mercenaries. But all Vietnam War veterans get a thank you today. On March 28, 2017...

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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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