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What if operators stepped aside when it comes to leading across special operations? | Military Times 

Old school special operations forces guys sometimes recoil at the idea of injecting diversity into formations, but it’s necessary to keep the organization evolving and adapting to what comes next.  That might look like opening up recruitment from a wide range of military occupational specialties or letting a non-operator head up a task force. A service member has to hit ... Read More »

Mental health care is the key to keeping spec ops forces ready for the next fight | Military Times

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Lawmakers are warning that support for special operations deployments should not go away, and even more investment should be made in mental health care for special operations forces, other troops and veterans, and their families. If families truly start to break, the force starts to break.  Too often, there are no good options when SOF troops come home.  They survive ... Read More »

AFSOC Aims to Build Force-Wide Expeditionary Warfare Skills | Air Force Magazine

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AFSOC is traditionally seen more as a US Special Operations Command component than a piece of the Air Force, but that will change.  The new head of Air Force Special Operations Command says the niche organization will get closer to other parts of the service so the Air Force can wage war from austere locations across the globe—a traditionally special-operations ... Read More »

Navy SEAL acquitted of war crimes files lawsuit against ex-lawyers and military legal nonprofit | Baltimore Sun

Eddie Gallagher acquitted of murder in a closely-watched war crimes trial this summer filed a lawsuit against two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense non-profit. In the complaint, now Petty Officer 1st Class Edward R. Gallagher says his former attorneysalong with the nonprofit United American Patriots, failed to defend his case properly. Instead, the attorneys attempted to ... Read More »

JTAC to Get Air Force Cross for Valor in Deadly ISIS-K Firefight | Military.com

Daniel Keller

Special Ops Tech. Sgt. Daniel Keller doesn’t think his brave dash into the open during an ISIS firefight to help dead and wounded comrades is exceptional.  He believes it’s just what you do. Keller is set to receive the nation’s second-highest award for valor, the Air Force Cross, on Friday for his heroism in helping to medevac fallen troops during that ... Read More »

This Generation Knows the Cost | Sam Havelock | Founder, CEO, SOFX

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A handful of folks questioned why I didn’t publish anything special for 9/11.  I owe you an answer.  The answer is because the vast majority of our subscribers don’t need any reminder of what day it was.  9/11 was and remains the Pearl Harbor of our lives.  As such, we have been living with the legacy of 9/11 every day ... Read More »

Stolen Valor – A non-profit’s mission to honor the sacrifices of our vets by returning lost and stolen medals | Wise County Messenger

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Thirty years after earning a distinguished Service Cross for his heroics as a Green Beret in 1967, Evans’ cross was stolen along with a Purple Heart that he received during the Korean War and other medals at a Green Beret convention in Las Vegas.  Purple Hearts United, a non-profit whose mission is to return lost, stolen and misplaced military medals, ... Read More »

Former Navy SEAL team leader recalls combat missions, role in death of Osama bin Laden | Yakima Herald

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Rob O’Neill and his fellow SEAL Team Six members didn’t kill Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, for the reward or the glory, he said Wednesday.  They did it for the single mother who took her child to daycare the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, went to work in New York City’s Twin Towers and died in the attacks ... Read More »

Eighteen Years On: The War on Terror Comes of Age | cdc.usma.edu

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Later this year, a U.S. service member is likely to be deployed to Afghanistan who was not yet born on September 11, 2001, when al-Qa`ida terrorists launched the most devastating terrorist attack in history and killed almost 3,000 people, mostly Americans. The years in between have seen wars in Iraq and Syria justified in the name of counterterrorism as well ... Read More »

2019 Navy SEAL Foundation Midwest Evening of Tribute Raises Over $3 Million in Support of Naval Special Warfare Warriors and Families | PR Web

Drawing attendance from all over the Midwest, this event recognizes the courage, commitment and sacrifices of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community. This year’s event raised over $3 million in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation’s mission, bringing the total raised to nearly $18 million dollars over the last six years. Source: 2019 Navy SEAL Foundation Midwest Evening of Tribute Read More »