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News Archives for Oct 2014

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Army Beats SOCOM, Loses to Marines in Sitting Volleyball

Warrior Games sitting volleyball match.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Army looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games Monday night, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20). The game was hotly contested from the get-go. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, came out charging, leading the game early on before Army started to slowly pull closer. More than a few times the teams slugged it out with jams and spikes at the net. First to 25 by 2 points was a hard-fought battle for both teams. Tied at 24, Army won serve and finally banged it over on game-point to win game one, 26-24... more

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

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter and Spc. Thomas Boyd

FORT LEE, Va. -- The Best Warrior competition concluded Oct. 9 and the winners were:  Non-commissioned Officer of the Year -- Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter, a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Carson, Colorado. Soldier of the Year -- Spc. Thomas Boyd, a cryptologic linguist with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. SFC CARPENTER The Army excelled at keeping the competition a mystery, Carpenter said, and this was a special compliment coming from a Special Forces Soldier proficient in Military Informa... more

SEALs, Marines use USS George Washington as Forward Staging Base

USS George Washington

USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- SEALs and Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) forces from Special Operations Command Pacific conducted maritime interoperability training aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 22-29. Using the carrier as an afloat forward staging base, the task force demonstrated increased flexibility and a range of options to conduct operations when and where needed most.  "The chance to integrate Special Operations Forces (SOF)and a carrier strike group in a full-scale exercise is incredibly important," said Capt. Alec Mackenzie, the Special Operations Task Force commander. "O... more

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