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Former SAP NS2 Exec Kernan Steps Into DOD Undersecretary for Intelligence Role | Washington Exec

Retired Navy SEAL and Vice Adm. Joseph Kernan, most recently senior vice president of corporate development for SAP National Security Services, has begun his new role as undersecretary of defense for intelligence. Kernan was nominated last summer by President Donald Trump and the Senate confirmed him Nov. 16. He took office Dec. 1, 2017. Joseph Kernan, senior vice president of ... Read More »

1st SFG (A) Trains with Indian Special Forces | DVIDS News

Green Berets assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), conducted a joint training exercise with Indian Special Operation Forces, Jan. 14 -29 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Exercise Vajra Prahar is an annual two-week exercise, which highlights bilateral training that improves the ability to react efficiently to any number of contingencies. The training rotates between India and JBLM. “Our ... Read More »

Canada receives Polaris special ops vehicles | Shepard Media

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has taken delivery of its first DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles (ULCV) from Polaris. Polaris is delivering 52 DAGOR vehicles under a contract awarded in December 2016. A further ten vehicles were ordered under an exercised option in July 2017. Vehicle deliveries will continue through to April 2018, and Polaris is to provide technical support services and integrated ... Read More »

Strava fitness app divulges heatmap of secretive British SAS base | The Telegraph

A secretive special air service base has been inadvertently revealed by a fitness app that has created a heatmap of running routes around the country. A SAS base in Hereford, along with a nuclear deterrent naval base and the government’s spy agency GCHQ has been placed on a heatmap of Strava’s customers, including the profiles of several people who regularly run ... Read More »

Army offering $25K reward in search for weapons stolen from Stuttgart arms room | Stars & Stripes

The search continues for information on a small-arms weapons heist from a base here in 2016, military officials said. Several semi-automatic pistols, one small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun were among the items taken in July 2016 from a weapons area at the U.S. Army’s Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen, a Stuttgart suburb. In a sign that investigators could be struggling ... Read More »

‘Blackhawk Down’ Army Ranger to speak | Morning AG Clips

During the General Session held on Wednesday morning, attendees at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. will hear the amazing story of the harrowing U.S. Army mission that was recounted in the movie “Blackhawk Down.” Commodity Classic takes place Feb. 27-March 1. The General Session is one of the most popular events at Commodity Classic. Comedian Mark Mayfield returns ... Read More »

This Could Be The Next Special Operations Combat Helmet | Military.com

The super lightweight, modular and feature-rich Ops-Core helmets used by special operations troops can inspire a serious case of gear envy from the conventional forces. And they may get even better. This week at SHOT Show, parent company Gentex introduced its new Fast SF helmet, its submission for the ongoing U.S. Special Operations Command upgrade program. The helmet retains all the protection ... Read More »