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Face the state: First Special Service Force | KPAX

Picture of soldier from First Special Forces, Devil's Brigade

MTN reporter Jonathon Ambarian discusses the unit that has shaped the U.S. Special Forces, and how they were the first unit trained in unconventional warfare. Bill Woon from the First Special Service Forces Association talks about the origin and formation of the unit, an assigned task that no one previously had. The first impression of the unit was that the ... Read More »

General Milley says U.S. looking to reduce troops deployment in Africa | i24 News

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley has expressed his ideas for shifting the military presence in Africa to focus more resources on the Middle East or the Continental United States. Carrying out operations with national forces against jihadists, Washington currently has some 7,000 special forces on rotation in Africa. This announcement comes shortly after President ... Read More »

Over 1,100 cadets graduate from Afghan Special Forces’ training school | The Financial Express

1,123 cadets have graduated from the special forces training school in Afghanistan on Monday. Joining the Afghan National Army, they completed their training in Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps in Kabul. Afghan security forces have recently increased their presence in order to continue the fight against the Taliban. Militants have been working to take over territory and reassert themselves ... Read More »

Special Operations: portable ground control | Strategy Page

Almost one hundred million dollars have been approved for use by SOCOM in fitting Air Force MQ-9 and Army MQ-1C UAVs with new technology and advanced capabilities. One upgrade will allow Special Forces to carry electronic equipment that lets them control the UAVs weapons and surveillance systems. This is the next step in a program that began in 2002 when ... Read More »

Green Beret who died during freefall training was 3rd Group team sergeant | Army Times

The Green Beret who died on Tuesday during a military freefall training event near Eloy has been identified to be Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman from 3rd Special Forces Group. Eloy, Arizona is a common location for advanced parachute training. According to Army Special Operations Command spokesman, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, the incident is still under investigation and the manner in ... Read More »

Hundreds swim to honor fallen Navy SEALs | WFLA

The 11th Annual Tampa Bay Frogman 5K Swim saw a turnout of more than 180 participants this past week. Swimming 3.1 miles from Gandy Beach to Picnic Island, the swimmers are raising money for the Navy SEAL Foundation. $4 million has been raised in the past ten years for Gold Star families from the event. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides ... Read More »

A family of paratroopers | DVIDS

Clocking in over 500 jumps, Command Sgt. Maj. Terry M. Sanchez, command sergeant major of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), completed his final career jump at Fort Benning. Participating in the jump with him was his son, Pvt. Diego A. Sanchez assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. Command Sgt. Maj. Sanchez commented on the bittersweet moment of passing on the ... Read More »

Soldier dies after incident during free-fall training near Eloy | 12 News

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A U.S. Army Special Operations soldier, whose name has not yet been released, died during military free-fall training near Eloy on Tuesday. The incident is still under investigation. The Army is not releasing details yet. Source: https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/arizona/soldier-dies-during-free-fall-training Read More »

Bergen soldier buried at Arlington National Cemetery | Patch

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble was laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery with dozens of Green Berets, family and friends in attendance. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien was also there on behalf of President Trump. Goble was killed on December 23rd when an explosion occurred while his unit was clearing out a weapons cache in the Kunduz Province. ... Read More »

U.S. trained special forces kill dozens of militants in Southern Somalia | Garowe Online

Commander Hassan Mohamad Aden of the Danab Forces in Jubbaland State has praised his troops and the locals for their combined effort to eradicate the local terrorist organizations. The Somali Special Forces engaged in a gunfight that resulted in the death of 35 militants, thanks to a tip off from the locals. While no report has been made on the ... Read More »