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Former Special Forces colonel announces run for GA State Senate District 29 | WTVM

A former Special Forces colonel announced his candidacy in the State Senate District 29 race. Col. Mayo ‘Biff’ Hadden III made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Maple Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse in Columbus. Hadden spent years working towards the economic development in the Columbus area. After retiring from the Army, he was vice president of the Columbus Georgia Chamber ... Read More »

An affair, a photo and a felony charge: Missouri’s governor is waging a campaign for political survival | The Washington Post

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was supposed to be the next big thing in the Republican Party — destined to spend 2018 campaigning for GOP candidates, burnishing his credentials and building presidential buzz. Instead, the former Navy SEAL who once volunteered with Mother Teresa is waging a different kind of campaign. He is aggressively trying to clear his name after allegations ... Read More »

Harris unveils two-channel leader radio for US Army | Defense News

Harris Corporation has unveiled its new two-channel leader radio designed specifically for the Army at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium this week, with expectations it will be chosen as one of the two radio deisgns to be purchased by the service soon. The Army is expected to move forward with procuring two-channel leader radios in the May ... Read More »

Canine SEAL wins hearts and minds, worldwide | TC Palm

On a recent Saturday at the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed a demonstration of power and precision by the elite, highly-trained, four-legged members of the SEAL teams. The Frogman Foundry program is a monthly event for young people ages 10 to 15, which periodically showcases SEAL canine capabilities in action. Hera and Hoplon, eight-month-old ... Read More »

Afghanistan war veteran’s deportation is a ‘shocking betrayal,’ senator says | Honolulu Star Advertiser

A U.S. Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico after his application for citizenship was denied because of a felony drug conviction, his lawyer and immigration officials said. Miguel Perez-Montes, 39, was flown on Friday from Gary, Indiana, to Brownsville, Texas, where he was escorted across the border to Mexico, Nicole Alberico, an ... Read More »

Navy SEAL acquitted in rape case | The San Diego Union-Tribune

A military jury on March 15 acquitted Navy Lt. Joseph “Joey” Benevento in two rape cases. The Navy SEAL had faced six specifications of rape tied to two separate charges involving civilian women. Benevento’s defense attorney complains that a senior military prosecutor in the case was unprofessional. A military jury has acquitted a commissioned SEAL officer in a rape case ... Read More »

Aussie special forces perform training exercises ahead of Commonwealth Games | XINHUA Net

With the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games just over one week away, Australian security forces held a training operation on Monday to showcase their technological capabilities. In one simulation conducted by Australian special forces and the Queensland Police, an unauthorised drone threatened to breach the exclusion zone which surrounds the games compound. But it was quickly identified by a new counter-drone ... Read More »

Special Forces Association of RI to hold bowling fundraiser at OML | The Narragansett Times

The Special Forces Association of Rhode Island will hold its annual bowling fundraiser at Old Mountain Lanes this weekend. Established in 1964, the Special Forces Association (SFA) is a non-profit organization of current and retired U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers—or “Green Berets”—with 84 chapters across the United States and a handful of other countries. “It’s arguably the most robust regimental ... Read More »