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160th SOAR Night Stalkers, team that flies special operations forces – Business Insider

Delta Force on MH-60 Black Hawk. PIcture taken through green night vision light.

Known as Night Stalkers, The Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Airborne, (SOAR-A), is responsible for getting special operators into and out of some of their most secret and dangerous operations. Read more about the elite aviators that “would rather die than quit.” Source: https://www.businessinsider.com Read More »

How Ross Perot Launched A Freelance Commando Raid in Iran | Task & Purpose

Soldiers in a hovering aircraft looking down on the soldiers on the ground.

Ross Perot and his imprisoned American employees reinforced the idea that American businesses were getting things done when the government couldn’t. In 1974, Perot and his company Electronic Data Systems obtained a contract to computerize Iran’s government records. However, people were protesting the Shah’s harsh rule and began to view the U.S. as a co-conspirator in their misery. When negotiations ... Read More »

40 years later: How the Iran hostage crisis shaped the future of special operations | Military Times

Picture during the time of the Iranian hostage crisis; protests

40 years ago, 98 people in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran were held hostage by Iranian radicals for 444 days before being released. A failed mission to rescue the hostages known as Eagle Claw would be the catalyst for the creation of special operations forces. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Lamb who was involved in the mission told the Military ... Read More »

Army Ranger hit with shrapnel that felt like ‘bad bee sting’ | PamplinMedia

Picture to reference the power behind a Shrapnel and the damage it is capable of. Picture from Vietnam War. Damage on the USS Waddell

Bill Manderfeld was sent to Vietnam in July of 1969. He recounts it constantly raining and being wet for over four months straight. He started out in infantry but signed up to be an Army Ranger after talking to some who were on long-range patrols. On his first mission, Manderfeld and a few other soldiers were pinned down by an ... Read More »

Marine veterans recount daring raid on Makin Atoll | Marine Times

Soldiers from the Makin Atoll in the submarine, Nautilus

After numerous attempts since 1948 to recover the remains of 13 Marines left behind on Making Atoll in 1942, over 100 veterans attended a ceremony at Arlington to honor their return over 50 years later.  August of 1942, A and B companies of the Second Raider Battalion approached the island in submarines and took rubber boats to the shore, despite ... Read More »

Army Publishes 16-Year Modernization Plan to Outpace China With New Battle Concept | Epoch Times

Two military jets

A new modern era has called in the need for an updated strategy to surpass China and other rivalries. China has tripled its annual military budget in the past 15 years and has been focusing on innovative technology such as artificial intelligence and hypersonic missiles. The U.S. military is now in a race to catch up, with some claiming we ... Read More »

‘This is a tragic loss’: Missing Hurlburt airman identified as recovery efforts continue |Pensacola News

Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff

Staff Sgt. Cole N. Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, FL.  He fell from a C-130 last Tuesday during a planned static-line jump over the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard air and boat crews spent over 130 hours searching over 4,909 square-nautical miles ... Read More »

GBF November Newsletter | Green Beret Foundation

GREEN BERET FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH TB12 FOUNDATION We are excited to announce our partnership with the TB12 Foundation! The TB12 Foundation was founded in 2015 by six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Its mission is to empower athletes everywhere to do what he’s done in his own storied career – keep going despite the odds. During ... Read More »

Former SEAL and Husker walk-on Damian Jackson finalist for award | 247 Sports

Nebraska Huskers flag at a home game

A Husker for three years, Damian Jackson, made his debut in 2018 after serving as a Navy SEAL for four years right out of high school. Despite not playing football before college, Jackson is considered one of the team leaders, both on and off the field. He is one of five finalists for the 2019 Armed Forces Merit Award. Source: ... Read More »