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Afghan Special Forces storm the hideout of a key ISIS facilitator of suicide bombings | Khaama Press News Agency

Special Operations soldiers with night goggles after a raid

Afghan Special Forces stormed the hideout of a key ISIS terrorist in Jalalabad city. The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces stormed the hideout of Abdul Basit, a key facilitator of ISIS terrorist group. Furthermore, the NDS forces conducted the raid late on Thursday night in the 5th district of Jalalabad city. ... Read More »

For SEALs, it’s back to regulation haircuts and uniform inspections | Navy Times

Comander addressing the SEALs

A string of scandals regarding the SEALs has illicited Naval Special Warfare commander Rear Adm. Collin Green to design a four-page “back to basics” directive.  His intent is to shore up shoddy conduct, restore moral accountability and create better leaders. Green’s guidance returns the SEAL and boat teams to standards expected of service members across the fleet. It’s a mandate ... Read More »

Two U.S. Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan Identified | Newsweek

Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa.

The names of two U.S. Special Forces soldiers killed August 21 in Afghanistan have been released. Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35 were both assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), or 7th SFG (A), stationed out of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Both were posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant.  Deleon-Figueroa was ... Read More »

Wounded US Special Forces veteran honored at Yankee Stadium with family by his side | Fox News

“I’m just one guy that got injured. A lot of guys got killed,” Bailey said. “But the big thing is that they honor the families — because that’s who really goes through hell.” Bailey said he was grateful to the Yankees for the opportunity to recognize the families of the wounded, those who don’t sign up to go to war ... Read More »

Unconventional warfare training being staged in 21 North Carolina counties, Army says | Charlotte Observer

A series of Special Forces military training exercises — including gunfire with blanks — is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the public not to be alarmed at the suspicious-looking activity. Known as Robin Sage training, the unconventional warfare exercises can be likened to live-action role playing in the extreme, with ... Read More »

14 Taliban militants killed, multiple weapons caches destroyed in airstrikes, Special Forces raids | Khaama Press News Agency

The Special Forces conducted various airstrikes and special operations across the country in the past 24 hours killing at least 14 Taliban militants and destroying multiple caches of weapons. The informed military sources said Thursday that the Afghan Special Forces destroyed a weapons cache of Taliban during a raid in Kharwar district of Logar. The sources further added that the ... Read More »

Chinese army new counter-terror special operations unit in Northwest China | Army Recognition

The unit, called Mountain Eagle Commando, was revealed to the public for the first time, Chinese newspaper Cankao Xiaoxi reported on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. It was formed under the military reform and aims to deal with counter-terror missions in Xinjiang and other places in China. The name “Mountain Eagle” came from the unit’s designated battlefield: mountains and plateaus. The ... Read More »

Two US Special Forces Killed In Afghanistan Ahead of New Round of Taliban Peace Talks | Newsweek

The latest casualties came a day after U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad announced he would be returning to the Qatari capital of Doha to resume peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the longest war in U.S. history. The diplomat raised hopes last week that a deal may have been reached following the eighth and latest round ... Read More »

He was a Special Forces self-help guru. Then he took his own life | Army Times

Staff Sgt. Michael Mantenuto had big plans. The 1st Special Forces Group soldier and former college hockey athlete was probably best known for his role in the 2004 Disney movie “Miracle, ” about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. After his Hollywood career stalled, he enlisted in the Army. He had been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, since December ... Read More »

Ceremony honors Brookfield Navy SEAL | News Times

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate renaming the organization after a Brookfield native who was killed in Iraq. During the ceremony, a new flag was unveiled bearing the organization’s new name: the Jason D. Lewis Brookfield Memorial VFW Post 10201. A stone monument in Lewis’ honor also sits on the site at the headquarters ... Read More »