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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 rĂ©sumĂ©: 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 »

Man nabbed for impersonating elite army commando | Malay Mail

A 26-year-old man was arrested for impersonating an elite army special forces commando at a budget hotel in Larkin Perdana here yesterday. Police came across the suspect during a routine check at the budget hotel at 4.20am where he was asked to produce his identity card. A police source said the suspect gave his identity card and claimed that he ... Read More »

Amid renewed scrutiny, Erik Prince to host fundraiser for Russia-friendly congressman | CNN Politics

Blackwater founder Erik Prince will host a fundraiser this month for Russia-friendly Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, as Prince faces new questions over a 2017 meeting currently being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller. Prince and Rohrabacher have been friends and mutual supporters for years: Prince interned for the California congressman on Capitol Hill in 1990, and Rohrabacher vigorously defended Prince ... Read More »

Air Force Nutritionists Develop Better Diet for Special Operators | U.S. Department of Defense

Air Force special operations forces project airpower onto the battlefield. Dozens of different factors may influence their performance, but there’s one area that can be easily overlooked: nutrition. Airmen from across the United States came to Hurlburt Field to prepare a healthy menu for Emerald Warrior 18, catering the menu to the dietary needs of special tactics operators participating in ... Read More »