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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Netherlands buys HK416A5 for special forces | Janes 360

The Dutch Ministry of Defence signed a seven-year contract on 7 February for the delivery of Heckler & Koch HK416A5 rifles, parts, additional equipment, and accessories. The single source procurement worth EUR14 million (USD17.3 million) with Condor Arhem includes an...

400 new Libyan special forces members graduate | Xinhua Net

Agraduation ceremony was held here Tuesday for 400 new Libyan special forces members who will be deployed to guard important figures and institutions throughout the country. "900 civilians involved in security service have been trained. After that, 400 members of...

SEALs have the skills to avoid disturbing public | Kitsap Sun

As a former Navy SEAL operator myself, I can speak with authority about maritime SEAL training in the Puget Sound area, and am eager and able to dispel the concerns of some uninformed Ground Zero Center members as mentioned in...

Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” … Lieutenant Carl E. Swepston, USN | Coronado Eagle & Journal

Lieutenant Carl E. Swepston joined the Navy in 1959. His first assignment was Navy Beachmaster-BMU 1 West Pac Detachment. In 1962 Swepston graduated from UDTRA Class 28, and he served in UDT-11, UDT-21, UDT-22, and SEAL Team ONE. He...

Inquiry of Soldiers’ Deaths Urges Curtailing West Africa Missions | The New York Times

Some current and former Pentagon policy officials and military commanders in Africa expressed skepticism about curtailing the training and advising missions in which American troops accompany local forces on ground patrols in West Africa. “I’m not sure retreating from programs...

How A Special Forces Soldier Built A Multimillion-Dollar Backpack Brand | Forbes

Jason McCarthy, a Special Forces soldier, had no idea that he would be a businessman running a multi-million dollar operation. McCarthy served in the Army between 2003-2008. And he became a Green Beret (Army Special Forces) in that period....

Lure of the Commandos bring more than 2,500 Afghan soldiers to training | DVIDS

More than 1,100 Afghan National Army soldiers began the 23rd Commando Qualification Course at the ANA Special Operations Command School of Excellence at Camp Command, near Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2018. After initial assessments are completed, the soldiers will...

Meet the first Afghan Special Forces instructor pilot trained in-country | Military Times

One of Afghanistan’s elite pilots is not only flying the helicopters he grew up watching on TVs at the local bazaar, but he’s teaching others to fly them, too. “We just had TV in bazaar, and I saw on TV that there...

Surgical team on front lines of ISIS war to receive Bronze Stars | Air Force Times

The Air Force will award Bronze Stars to five Special Operations Surgical Team airmen next week, including four who saved many lives under grueling conditions on the front lines of the war against the Islamic State in 2016. The awards ― the military’s fourth-highest...

Navy SEAL Jason Redman To Host Los Angeles Fundraiser to Benefit the Combat Wounded Coalition and The Overcome Academy | Broadway World

Overcome Academy and The Combat Wounded Coalition will hold a February 15th Los Angeles evening fundraiser to raise awareness and support the sacrifices made by combat wounded warriors. Orchestrated by Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman, a wounded warrior himself...

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US Green Berets who’ve trained Taiwanese troops explain how they could fight China and why the US keeps their mission secret | Business Insider

During the first week of October, China sent more than 150 aircraft into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone. Although this...

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