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President of the United States statement on TBI | Frank J. Larkin

Frank J. Larkin Annapolis, Maryland   January 23, 2020 Dear Mr. President, My only son, Ryan Larkin, a decorated US Navy SEAL took his life following traumatic brain injury (TBI).  It is difficult to put into words the impact that your statement had on me and my family yesterday…it was a hard hit to the gut.  An undeserved punch felt ... Read More »

PH Navy’s elite force provides assistance to affected communities in Taal eruption | UNTV

The Taal volcano was hit with several earthquakes, and scientists reported immense activity taking place inside the volcano. With more eruptions possible, the Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) from the Philippine Navy has been providing water, food, and other supplies to evacuation groups. Over 1,000 adults and 400 children were able to receive resources due to their efforts so far. “Both ... Read More »

USSOCOM purchases SIG Sauer machine guns/ammo | NRA Shooting Illustrated

For the first time in decades the U.S. military has completed the safety certifications required to adopt a new machine gun, ammo, and suppressors. The SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG Sauer .338 Norma Mag. ammunition and Next Generation Suppressors have been approved by USSOCOM. These new weapons provide a needed middle ground by being portable and lighter than ... Read More »

Joint Syria raid killed ISIS oil official who financed sleeper cells | Stars and Stripes

Known under the pseudonym Abu al-Ward al-Iraqi, the top Islamic State oil official who facilitated funding for sleeper cells was killed on January 14th in the Deir al-Zour province . Another militant official was also killed, but his identity has yet to be released. U.S. Army Col. Myles B. Caggins III has commented on the win this gives U.S. and ... Read More »

Navy will commission all expeditionary sea bases as USS Warships | USNI News

The Navy will be granting all of their Expeditionary Sea Base ships designation to act as warships. In 2017 the USS Lewis B. was commissioned to be a warship while en route to the Middle East due to scenarios that the vessel was expected to encounter. This declaration is now applying to the entire ship class in order to provide “greater ... Read More »

Snipers, security guards and soldiers: Keeping the elite safe at Davos is not cheap | CNBC

President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and managing director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva are just three of the 3,000 attendees who will be at the World Economic Forum held in Davos this year. Switzerland and the WEF have their hands full with the majority of responsibility for security falling on them. Soldiers will be patrolling the streets ... Read More »

Afghanistan—21 insurgents killed in military ops | MENAFN

US in Afghanistan searching for the Taliban. Picture for decorative purposes.

In a 24-hour period, 15 clearing operations and special forces operations were conducted in different provinces in Afghanistan. The Afghan National Army conducted joint operations with the Afghan National Police and National Directorate of Security in half a dozen provinces. Those provinces are Jawzjan, Helmand, Kapisa, Balkh, Urzgan and Nangarhar provinces. These extensive military raids have resulted in the death ... Read More »

USO names Servicemen of the Year for 2019 | Savannah Now

The USO soldier of the year for 2019 has been awarded to Sgt. Ty E. Able from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment located at Hunter Army Airfield. Able is a combat medic who has served in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, where he performed advanced medical procedures while under enemy fire. Some of these procedures included a tubal thoracotomy, where a ... Read More »

Restructuring for leaner meaner National Security Guard (NSG) | Bharat Shakti

The National Security Guard in India, modeled after the German GSG and the SAS from the UK, is looking to update their priorities. Originally formed in 1984 to focus on fighting terrorism, the NSG has become more focused on VIP protection than their true purpose of anti-terrorism operations. In order to allow the elite group to concentrate on their true ... Read More »

A warrior class of their own | Washington Examiner

Trained in guerrilla warfare with extreme weapons knowledge and numerous skills, Green Berets have to be resourceful and prepared for anything they may encounter. Reporters from the Washington Examiner decided to explore the diversity within the best of the best, discovering that the members came from every environment. Some decided to give up aspiring, well-paid civilian careers to become Green ... Read More »