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Navy wants to use more Washington state parks for stealth SEAL training | Seattle Times

The Navy wants to step up special-operations training at state parks along Western Washington coastlines, releasing a proposal that would more than quintuple the number of sites. The Navy currently has a permit to conduct exercises at five state parks. The preferred option in a planning document calls for the possible use of 29 parks ranging from Cape Disappointment at the state’s ... Read More »

Green Beret receives Soldier’s Medal for saving crash victims | Army Times

In October 2016, a Special Forces soldier stationed at Fort Bragg was driving with his wife in North Carolina when they watched a truck drive off the road and down an embankment, crashing into trees before stopping. Staff Sgt. Adams, with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, stopped his car and ran about 75 yards down to the crashed vehicle to offer aid as his wife ... Read More »

Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack | Military Times

U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. Weeks after the deadly October ambush, people linked to the militants shopped around the grisly footage to news organizations. When few ... Read More »

MEND Adopted by US Military Special Operations Forces | The Daily Telescope

MENDâ„¢ announced today that it continues to gain adoption by various special operations forces within the US Military And will continue to provide Military products at cost in a show of patriotic support. MEND was initially contacted by units within the US Army Special Operations Command in 2015 to incorporate MEND Orthopedic product for healing and recovery from surgery/injury into rehabilitation ... Read More »

Fellow troops mourn a Belgian special operator who died during a training jump at US base | Military Times

An outpouring of sympathy from some of Belgium’s most elite warriors followed the tragic death of a fellow commando who died during a parachute training exercise at a U.S. base in Arizona. The accident, which is still under investigation, happened Feb. 27 at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Range during a High-Altitude, High-Opening parachute jump. Belgian television reported the operator ... Read More »

Dan Cnossen, double-amputee Navy SEAL, wins Paralympic biathlon gold | NBC Sports

Dan Cnossen came to the Paralympics with quite the résumé: purusing his second master’s degrees from Harvard. A Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart. The only double-amputee Navy SEAL in history, according to TeamUSA.org. Now he’s also a gold medalist. The 37-year-old earned his first medal in 25 career biathlon and cross-country events at the world championships and Paralympics dating ... Read More »

Watch Green Berets demonstrate a lot of cool firepower | We Are the Mighty

When you think about United States Army Special Forces personnel, the Green Berets stand out. We’ve heard the stories of their heroism, ranging Dick Balwanz and ODA 525 surviving against outrageous odds during Desert Storm to the acts of Gary Beikirch during the Vietnam War. They are very well trained (as the famous song says, “100 men we’ll test today, only three win ... Read More »

Civil Affairs Aids in Shaping Successful SOF Operations at Allied Spirit VIII | DVIDS News

Allied Spirit is a series of U.S. Army Europe-directed, 7th Army Training Command multinational exercises. Allied Spirit VII included approximately 4,100 participants from 10 nations. The CA team from the Michigan-based 415th met with the mayor within the simulated town of Enslwang, as a means to gain situational awareness and open communication pathways between U.S., partner nation forces and the ... Read More »