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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, April 19, 2021

Mission

This battle against ISIS was the biggest in the Philippines since WWII | We Are the Mighty

Since 2002, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, together with the U.S. Special Forces, have been battling with ISIS in what is known as the biggest battle of the country against the radical Islamic terrorists since WWII. The Philippines...

US special operations forces train Mozambique troops to counter ISIS threat | Stars & Stripes

To prevent terrorism from spreading and stop violent extremists in their country, Mozambique's counterterrorism forces are set to train under U.S. special operations troops. The country has been facing violence committed by Islamic State militants, and this training will...

24th SOW using machine learning to prevent injuries in Special Tactics airmen | Air Force Magazine

Air Force Special Operations Command’s 24th Special Operations Wing, together with each company Sparta Science, is looking for a force-plate technology with machine learning to help the troops predict and prevent injuries in its special tactics. According to Hunter...

This Special Forces medic earned the Medal of Honor by saving 60 lives in Vietnam | Military.com

Aiding around 60 or more men during the secret war in Laos, Capt. Gary Michael Rose received his Medal of Honor after 47 years. Rose joined the Army when he was 19, but the Army chose Gary Rose for...

American Special Ops forces are everywhere | The Atlantic

From the Iran hostage crisis to the successful hunt for the drug lord Pablo Escobar, the American Special Operation Forces has become a major military player both in the US and the rest of the world. Despite their limited...

Operator Syndrome: Managing high allostatic load | Military.com

Those in the military, especially operators, are constantly exposed to chronic stress and physical demands. At times this can become no longer bearable, as they are “burning the candle at both ends.” In such cases, their allostatic load soars...

‘Fly Like a Girl’: The story behind a morale patch that honors female aviators | Air Force Magazine

One of the challenges that women aviators face is representing themselves in an industry that is largely dominated by men. With this in mind, Air Force Capt. Melaine Valentin, a T-38C instructor pilot from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas,...

Will Lloyd Austin stand up to the generals? | The Hill

Just a few months after sitting in office, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes a major decision that could change how things work for him. Specifically, Secretary Austin is set to choose between eliminating the Miller reforms or standing up...

To take down ISIS, the U.S. Air Force pulled out all the stops | National Interest

Airpower plays a pivotal role in the entire anti-ISIS campaign. In 2020 alone, more than 35,000 airstrikes were conducted by the coalition. This calls for a joint force between the air power and ground forces to successfully end and...

SEALs, Marines, and Norwegian soldiers teamed up with B-1B bombers to practice dropping bombs on new terrain | Business Insider

On March 8, the SEALs, Marines, and Norwegian soldiers were able to practice dropping bombs on new terrain with the US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers' help. The training was known as the Joint Terminal Attack Controller training and...

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In special warfare milestone, female enlisted airman to enter combat controller training | Military.com

The US Air Force has reached another milestone as the first female enlisted airman soon will enter training to...

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