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Taiwan trains counter-terrorism troops for Middle Eastern country | Taiwan News

A high-ranking military official has commented that Taiwan’s Military Police Special Services Company will be training counter-terrorism troops in the Middle East. Taiwan is one of the only Asian countries capable of maintaining and training special forces troops, as well as provide training to other countries. The Middle Eastern country that will receive the training has not been released. The ... Read More »

AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring | Dayton Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory has looked to the Air Force pararescue community for an innovative way to help fight the coronavirus. With medical personnel being stretched thin as the number of cases continues to rise, they needed a way to help care for patients remotely. The solution they found was the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK. ... Read More »

Beret flown in space for retiring PJ | WING 919th Special Operations Wing

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ziegler’s retirement ceremony was held on May 2nd, and many of those who would normally attend had to send videos instead. One of these people was Air Force Colonel and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who also had a unique gift to give to Ziegler. When Hague made his second flight to the ISS, he brought a ... Read More »

US NSW Center resumes paused SEAL and SWCC training | Naval Technology

The US Naval Special Warfare Center will be resuming two phases of SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman selection that had been because of the coronavirus. The training had been halted on March 16th for three groups, and the final paused phase is set to return next week.  “We took a conservative approach to properly assess our student population and establish ... Read More »

A Raider commander is slated for a star and the Corps shakes up its Pacific command | Marine Times

Marine Corps Col. Peter D. Huntley has been nominated to pick up a star to become a brigadier general. He is currently the deputy commander of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Defense Department also announced numerous other promotions and new command assignments. The current commander of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Lt. Gen. ... Read More »

US Special Forces hostages give signal they are lying | Daily Mail

After a failed coup attempt led by three former Green Berets, two of them were detained and are being held in Venezuela. Interrogation videos of Airan Berry and Luke Denman have been released. In the videos, someone offscreen is asking questions such as “when were you in the army” and “who ordered the coup.” Ephraim Mattos is a former Navy ... Read More »

US-backed forces crack down on resurgent Islamic State | VOA News

As attacks led by the Islamic State in Syria have been on the rise, U.S. special operation forces and their allies have coordinating more raids. Coalition officials have reported that U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces completed successful missions on both Wednesday and Thursday against terror cells. This report has come in at the same time officials expressed concern over the growing ... Read More »

The inside story behind the Pentagon’s ill-fated quest for a real life ‘Iron Man’ suit | Task & Purpose

In December 2012, SEAL Team 6 was deployed on a mission to rescue a civilian doctor being held hostage by the Taliban. During the raid, Chief Petty Officer Nicolas Checque was killed when he engaged the enemy, allowing the doctor to safely be rescued. This mission and Checque’s death led the U.S. government and military to pursue a suit of ... Read More »

Here’s the career info for the former Green Berets involved in Venezuela raid debacle | Military Times

More information regarding the failed coup attempt in Venezuela has been coming to light every day, and the U.S. Army has released more information on the former service members involved. Currently three known former Green Berets were involved and an interrogation video and images of them have been released. Former Sgt. 1st Class Goudreau appears to be the one in ... Read More »

Remembering a great SEAL, teammate and friend; soldiers honor fallen comrade with memorial workout | DVIDS

Members from the Special Operations Joint Task Force could be seen gathered around a track field in Kuwait drinking O’Doul’s following an intense workout. The workout that was just completed and the warm beer is in honor of Chief Petty Officer Charles H. Keating IV. Keating was a Navy SEAL who was killed in action while participating in an operation ... Read More »