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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 »

Army Green Berets earn over 50 combat awards including three Silver Stars in Afghanistan | Stars and Stripes

In a ceremony that highlighted the bravery and dedication that members of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) showed in a recent deployment to Afghanistan, dozens of Green Berets received valor awards. These awards included three Silver Star medals, as well as seven Bronze Stars for valor and 17 Army Commendation medals. Col. Steven M. Marks, deputy commander of 1st Special ... Read More »

More than 50 ‘terrorists’ killed in French commando operations in Mali | The Defense Post

According to the French Armed Forces Ministry, between December 20 and January 5, more than 50 “terrorists” were killed in a series of operations in Mali. French President Emmanuel Macron previously announced that the first operation occurred between December 20 and 21. In a press release on January 9, it was stated that 33 terrorists were neutralized by several dozen ... Read More »

First female army guard enlisted soldiers graduate Ranger School | Army Times

Staff Sgt. Jessica Smiley from South Carolina and Sgt. Danielle Faber from Pennsylvania have become the first women in the Army National Guard to graduate from Ranger School. The first two female officers passed the course in 2015, with the first enlisted woman graduating in 2018. Faber began working toward her mission of becoming a Ranger in 2016 when she ... Read More »