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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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This Air Force PJ heroically treated 7 teammates wounded by a massive explosion in Afghanistan | Task & Purpose

In 2019 Staff Sgt. Michael Rogers, an Air Force pararescueman, together with the Army Special Forces team was in Afghanistan to secure a Taliban ammunition dump in the country. While on a mission, a massive blast happened, injuring the...

Lt Gen Slife to Senate: AFSOC at an ‘inflection point’ requiring transformation in personnel, acquisition | Air Force Magazine

Throughout its history Air Force Special Operations Command has been through two major changes. Now, it could have its third major change as the country is withdrawing from Afghanistan, and less focus is given on constant counter-violent extremism operations....

US special operations chief for Europe heads to Ukraine in aftermath of Russian border buildup | Stars & Stripes

Maj. Gen. David Tabor, head of US special operations in Europe, went to Ukraine to meet with the troops. This was his first official visit to a country where a recent Russian military buildup sparked US threat alerts. According...

Navy SEALs to shift from counterterrorism to global threats | AP News

With the aim of improving leadership and expanding their commando capabilities, US Navy SEALs are set to undergo major transition any time soon. The transition is seen beneficial as this will allow them to battle threats from global powers...

No, SOCCENT Twitter wasn’t hacked as the command initially said | Military Times

After releasing an official statement that a hacker made their viral tweets over the weekend, the U.S. Special Operations Command Central has retracted the said statement after a thorough review. According to them, no security breach took place. Instead,...

Indigenous approach podcast: 1st Special Forces Group – preferred partners in INDOPACOM | Small Wars Journal

For a long time, the US has acknowledged how important international partners are. In fact, the country has one of the most allies in the world. Specifically, the US has been exerting a lot of effort in building strong...

The Army wants a new special operations parachute for higher jumps | SandBoxx

Earlier this year the US Army Special Operations Command sent out a request for information regarding a parachute with a higher operational ceiling, which will allow operators to jump from higher altitudes. Specifically, they have expressed their interest in...

Special Operations Command blames hacker for tweet about Islamic State, Afghanistan | Stars & Stripes

Over the weekend U.S. Special Operations Command Central tweeted “Afghanistan” and “Islamic State” in quotation marks. This post suddenly went viral, but according to U.S. Special Operations Command Central, their account was hacked over the weekend. The post is...

How the Army uses the West Virginia wilderness to find out who has what it takes to join Delta Force | Business Insider

Becoming a part of the US Army’s Delta Force is never easy. In fact, the grueling and difficult selection process is extreme enough to eliminate the vast majority candidates. The Assessment and Selection course does not involve any yelling...

WWD introduces new winter training | Fort Carson Mountaineer

Aiming to expand on the unit’s winter operational capabilities, the Winter Warfare Detachment (WWD) at 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has introduced a new training course. The new training course is known as the “Winter Warfare Course (WWC),” which...

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Navy SEALs and Army Night Stalkers captured in amazing photos during Virginia exercise | The Drive

In rare photos taken by aviation photographer Raven Harris, SEAL Team Six was seen working with Night Stalkers and...

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