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‘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 »

From Washington’s fight to the front lines in Ukraine | CNN

Soldiers in Ukraine trenches

The front lines of the fight between Russia and Ukraine are dangerous and active. The ceasefire is regularly broken, and mines are being dropped on Ukrainian forces by drones. Military instructors from the U.S. and other NATO allies have been conducting training in Ukraine to help the soldiers improve. However, back near the border towns are being destroyed and abandoned, ... Read More »

‘I knew if I didn’t join, I’d regret it for the rest of my life’ | Harvard Law Today

US Special Forces with Afghan soldiers, walking together in Afghanistan

Brandon Ricaurte has a lifelong commitment to helping people in need, especially those in impoverished countries.  He joined the U.S. Army to become a Special Forces soldier, whose mission is to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. As a 2006 graduate of Princeton University, he was eligible to become an officer but chose to pass up the commission ... Read More »

Charity gives support K-9s to active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces | WBTW

Dog with soldiers

Special Forces veteran Keith Holland is one of the numerous men who’s lives have been changed with the help of a support K-9. Holland received Quil, a Belgian Malinois, from the Special Operations Wounded Warriors to assist him in his everyday activities. The president of SOWW says the dogs act as battle buddies, giving them a companion that helps get ... Read More »

Seahawks lift Green Beret to return to battlefield, he repays the gift | Q13 FOX News

US Army Special Forces soldier scanning the horizon

For the 41-year-old Green Beret Ryan Hendrickson, member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, his deep connection with his favorite team began half a world away, in Afghanistan in 2010, when Hendrickson stepped on an improvised explosive device.  In his darkest days, the Seahawks were there for him.  Read this incredible story of a soldier and flag’s journey to the ... Read More »

How Veterans Day was founded | Military Times

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President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day due to World War I ending on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The proclamation stated “reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Other ... Read More »

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. But an invisible barrier still divides Germany | CNN

Berlin Wall 1989

On November 9th, 1989, the Communist German Democratic Republic declared the lift on the travel constraints between the East and the West. The two countries reunified less than a year after the Berlin Wall was torn down, and while many of the social and economic gaps have narrowed, there are still differences where the two countries existed. Steffen Mau, a ... Read More »