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Rangers Represent the “Rock” at Best Ranger | DVIDS News

This is a personal commentary of my experience at the 2018 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition (BRC) and does not reflect the opinions of the U.S. Army. I had the chance to follow three Ranger buddy teams from 3rd Infantry Division while they competed against the U.S. Army’s top Rangers during the 2018 David E. Grange Jr. Best ... Read More »

Special Report: Heavy Impacts and Hidden Scars | WAVY

When you’re a SEAL, you don’t have to be at war to feel the effects of war. Ever since their beginning in the early 1960s, they’ve worked with underwater demolition, weapons, the potential for hard landings from aircraft, and the jostling of boats on rough seas. And that’s just the training. The commanding officer of about 900 SEALS based at ... Read More »

Congresswoman wants Navy to help fight Mexican sewage spills | The San Diego Tribune

Rep. Susan Davis wants the Navy to study the impact of Mexican sewage spills on the new $1 billion SEAL training center. Davis, a San Diego Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, has grown concerned about untreated sewage leaking from Tijuana’s aging and overworked wastewater collection and treatment system, a problem exacerbated by surges of fecal contamination when Mexican pipes break, ... Read More »

Michael Healy, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam, dies at 91 | The Washington Post

Michael D. Healy, an Army major general and highly decorated counterinsurgency expert who retired as the top-ranking Green Beret and a legend in the Special Forces, died April 14 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 91. He suffered a heart attack, said his wife, Jacklyn Healy. He had previously undergone two bypass surgeries, and for years wore dog ... Read More »

Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament supports Navy SEALS and their families | KUSI News

KUSI’s Dave Scott was live at the Del Mar Country Club’s Golf Tournament and Fundraiser Gala which supports Navy SEALS and their families. Sports celebrities and prominent military figures joined forces for the 2018 Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner-Gala, set to be held at the famed Del Mar Country Club on Saturday, April 21. Co-hosted by Madeleine Pickens ... Read More »

108 retired military officers urge Senate to probe CIA nominee Gina Haspel’s ties to torture | Washington Examiner

More than 100 retired military officers sent a letter to the Senate Monday saying they are “deeply concerned” by the nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Their letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee calls for an examination of Haspel and any ties she may have had during her CIA career to harsh 9/11-era interrogation techniques that many consider ... Read More »

Deedrick to lead 1st Special Forces Command | The Fayetteville Observer

Brig. Gen. Edwin J. Deedrick Jr. will become the new leader of 1st Special Forces Command later this year, the Pentagon announced earlier this month. Deedrick, who is promotable to major general, will replace the current commanding general, Maj. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, according to a list of new general officer assignments released by the Army. Several other Fort Bragg ... Read More »

7th Special Forces Group soldier arrested for raping two children | Army Times

  Florida authorities arrested a 7th Special Forces Group soldier Wednesday on charges of sexual battery and child abuse of two young girls, according to a Crestview Police Department arrest report. Staff Sgt. William Mrozek is accused of raping the children, ages 7 and 11, while they visited his home near Eglin Air Force Base for two weeks last summer. “As far as I know, that ... Read More »