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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Special Finds

England’s sleepy ‘Scientology town’ | BCC Travel

Sussex market town of East Grinstead was known to be the home of various religions. One of which is the Church of Scientology founded by L. Ron. Hubbard. Saint Hill Manor, southwest of the town, was Scientology’s worldwide quarters...

New in 2021: Army to pick replacement for SAW and M4 for soldiers, Marines and special operators | Army Times

The Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon project is a work in progress for the past three years to build the Army’s replacement for the M4 carbine and Squad Automatic Weapon. Sig Sauer, General Dynamics, and Textron are the three companies that...

James Richardson, soldier in Merrill’s Marauders, dies at 99 | AP News

James Eubaun Richardson from Tennessee deployed in 1944 on a secret mission behind enemy lines in Japanese-occupied Burma. They traveled 1,000 miles to take over a Japanese-held airfield. Out of the 3,000 who started the journey, only 200 were...

John Wayne helped pay for a Fort Bragg statue, there’s a time capsule with JFK’s letter and other tidbits about Fort Bragg’s monuments |...

Despite Fort Bragg being at a health protection level of “Charlie” families can still view outdoor memorials and statues. Number one on the list compiled by Fayetteville Observer is Meadows Memorial Parade Field located near Yadkin Road. The statue...

New UNO counterterrorism center will aid in Homeland Security’s bioterrorism exercise in February | Omaha World Herald

A member of the Department of Homeland Security’s counterterrorism team has visited the University of Nebraska to learn about their biocontainment program and the hospital quarantine facilities. Dave Richardson, an assistant secretary who heads DHS’s Countering Weapons of Mass...

New in 2021: Here are all the ships the Navy will commission and christen in the coming year | Navy Times

According to data provided by Naval Sea Systems Command, the U.S. Navy will commission seven ships and christen another eight in 2021. The guided-missile destroyer fleet will welcome DDG-118, Daniel Inouye, while the littoral combat ships Oakland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Mobile are...

Army shares details on new electronic warfare units | C4ISRNET

The US Army is working on the transition to prepare new units across the service that will have to operate emerging electronic warfare systems. Col. Daniel Holland said to C4ISRNET that every brigade combat team will have an electronic...

Marine Corps veteran left homeless gets new tiny house for Christmas | Marine Corps Times

Hoy M. Young Jr. is a US Marine Corps veteran who settled in West Virginia after eight years of service. In September, his home was caught on fire and burned to the ground leaving him with no choice to...

New in 2021: The final year for Marine tankers | Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps decided to get rid of Marine tankers for good this 2021. An estimated 800 Marines in a tank-related military occupational specialty were given the option to swap jobs or, if they had 15 years retire early. But...

Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever | CNN Travel

Due to border restrictions brought about by Covid-19, it left most backpackers unable to travel. However, even when the world starts to distribute vaccines, businesses slowly begin to operate, backpackers might struggle to find their place as most hostels remain closed. According...

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Commando Network Coordinates Flow of Weapons in Ukraine, Officials Say | NY Times

Special Operations Forces have substantially increased their assistance to the Ukrainian military.  A covert operation involving Special Operations personnel of...

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