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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Train Special Operations Airmen | Markets Insider

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), supporting schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training...

NAVY SEAL WHO KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN CALLS ON U.S. TO RELEASE REAL PHOTOS OF CORPSE | Newsweek

The Navy SEAL who is said to have killed Osama bin Laden claims images showing the corpse of the Al-Qaeda chief are fake and that the real ones should be made public. Robert O’Neill made the claim in an interview with the...

Special operation forces battle Arctic conditions during Arctic Edge 18 | DVIDS News

The U.S. military conducts mission-based training events year-round, but Arctic Edge 2018 is a unique opportunity that has brought over 1,500 U.S. military personnel from more than 20 units together to train in arctic conditions throughout the Alaska range. For...

Source:  CENTCOM chief: US focused on growing Afghan Air Force, SOF | Jane’s 360

US efforts to build up a struggling Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are focused on air power and special operations forces to help the government regain territory, according to Army General Joseph Votel, head of US Central...

MEGHAN MARKLE ‘KIDNAPPED’ BY SPECIAL FORCES IN ROYAL TERROR TRAINING | Newsweek

Actress Meghan Markle, who will marry the U.K.’s Prince Harry in November, has undergone terror training in preparation for her future status as a member of the British Royal Family. The 36-year-old took part in a two-day training course run by Britain’s...

‘The Taliban is in the city’: Secretive raids with U.S. forces launched to stop Kabul attacks | Washington Post

The United States is bolstering its efforts to help the Afghan government squash a rash of deadly high-profile attacks in its capital city through Special Operations raids, intelligence to map out residents and additional military advising, the top U.S....

UES Marine sign contract with Qatar’s Joint Special Forces for high speed interceptors | Navy Recognition

At DIMDEX 2018, The International Maritime Defence Exhibition in Doha, Qatar, UES Marine, the Marine Division of United Engineering Services, an Oman-based company signed contract with Qatar's Joint Special Forces for 6 interceptors: 3 P9 Patrol Craft and 3 P38 high...

Senators consider putting AFRICOM headquarters, staff in Africa | Military Times

A key defense lawmaker wants to know why, after more than 10 years of operations in Africa, the U.S. combatant command for the continent still isn’t located there. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,...

War on Terrorism: The Making of a Philippine Scout Ranger (video) | AEC News

The Philippines is on the front line in the global war on terrorism with recent reports saying that Maute-ISIS remnants are regrouping and preparing to mount additional attacks. Ready to leap into action at a moments notice are the...

US special ops to get a boost for Baltic mission | Stars & Stripes

The Pentagon intends to spend more than $15 million to improve working conditions for special operations forces on missions in the Baltics, where elite U.S. troops have been a quiet but steady presence in recent years. The Pentagon’s 2019 budget...

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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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