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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

Mission

Aussie special forces perform training exercises ahead of Commonwealth Games | XINHUA Net

With the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games just over one week away, Australian security forces held a training operation on Monday to showcase their technological capabilities. In one simulation conducted by Australian special forces and the Queensland Police, an unauthorised drone...

Special Forces Association of RI to hold bowling fundraiser at OML | The Narragansett Times

The Special Forces Association of Rhode Island will hold its annual bowling fundraiser at Old Mountain Lanes this weekend. Established in 1964, the Special Forces Association (SFA) is a non-profit organization of current and retired U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers—or...

What are Canadian special forces still doing in Iraq? | CBC News

Six months after it was suspended, Canada's advise and assist mission in northern Iraq remains in a state of limbo, with no immediate end in sight. The mission was suspended after fighting broke out between Iraqi and Kurdish forces following...

101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION: BEST RANGER TRAINING | The Fort Campbell Courier

The 101st Airborne Division Best Ranger competitors spent the past three months submitting themselves to excruciating training. Their training and preparation will be put to the test April 13-15 at the annual competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. The competition, now in...

US, Afghan special operations target ISIS foreign fighters in northwest Afghanistan | Stars and Stripes

About one in 10 Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan are foreign fighters, the top U.S. general in the country said Thursday, in a statement touting recent U.S. and Afghan operations targeting the group. Islamic State-Khorasan, or IS-K, has now spread...

Navy SEALs in state parks: Readers weigh in | The Seattle Times

Defenders of our rights We all should welcome any military training that needs to be done because without it we may lose our parks and homes in this country. Our military is the reason we have these things and can keep them, so...

Leading from the top; AFSOC commander and command chief host all call | DVIDS News

Innovation was the main theme when Air Force Special Operations Command commander Lt. Gen. Brad Webb and command Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith gathered their staff for an all call March 13 at the Soundside. “Wherever we are called upon,...

Woman’s ex-husband seeks protection from Navy SEAL governor | Navy Times

The ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is seeking an order for protection from the governor. The motion filed Thursday does not allege any threats from Greitens, but says that the man feels...

Polaris unveils new DAGOR A1 light tactical vehicle | Jane’s 360

Polaris Government and Defense on 21 March revealed its DAGOR A1, a new version of the light tactical vehicle used by several special operations forces. The DAGOR A1, according to Polaris, provides “improved performance and capabilities with better mobility and...

U.S. SOF conduct winter warfare training in Sweden | DVIDS News

There’s cold and then there’s above the Arctic Circle cold. So cold that frostbite on exposed skin can occur within minutes. Not cold enough to stop special operations forces from operating in the environment. U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces...

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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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