• 2014 Best Warriors Named: Linguist, Special Forces NCO Take Top Honors

    2014
    "You'll run into tough problems wherever you go," Odierno told a non-commissioned officer competitor.
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    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter and Spc. Thomas Boyd
  • SEALs, Marines use USS George Washington as Forward Staging Base

    2014
    SEALs and MARSOC forces from Special Operations Command Pacific conducted maritime interoperability training aboard the USS George Washington.
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    USS George Washington
  • Warrior Games Begin in Colorado Springs

    2014
    Two hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sept. 28 for the start of a weeklong competition.
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    Army Sgt. 1st Class Doug Franklin
  • Combat Aviation Advisors Attend Large-Scale Army Exercise

    2014
    For the first time, 14 special operations Airmen deployed as a CAA team to Fort Polk, Louisiana, to participate in the Army exercise.
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    Airmen during a training exercise on victim stabilization.
  • TACPs and Army Special Forces Test Battefield Skills

    2014
    Airmen and Soldiers competed to see who had the best battlefield-ready team during the Cascade Challenge here Aug. 19.
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    1st Lt. Matthew Rother on a rope obstacle.

Special Operations Overview

Called upon to perform the toughest duties in the armed forces, Special Operations Forces directly affect the protection of America's freedom.

Army

Army Special Forces
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75th Ranger Regiment
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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
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Marines

Marine Force Reconnaissance
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Marine Corps Special Operations Command
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Marine RECON Missions
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Air Force

Air Force Special Tactics
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