• MARSOC Raises Funds for 2014 NMCRS Fund Drive

    For 110 years the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided Marines and sailors with emergency financial assistance.
    Gunnery Sergeant Nastasi presentation.
  • Oregon Air National Guard Members Earn High Honors

    The Oregon Air National Guard honored a group of Airmen of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron with Silver and Bronze Star medals.
    125th Special Tactics Squadron
  • Airman by Day, Comedian by Night

    One NCO proves it's possible to be serious and funny all at the same time.
    Tech. Sgt. Ednerson Joseph
  • Amos Reconsiders Renaming MARSOC After Raiders

    The commandant of the Marine Corps is thinking about allowing his special operators to be called Marine Raiders after denying the proposal in 2010.
    Marine Raiders
  • 1st SOSFS Patrols the Skies

    Approximately one year ago, the 1st SOSFS began a small unmanned aerial system program to operate the RQ-11B Raven.
    Senior Airman Goffeney, training on UAV simulator.

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News Archives for 2013

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4th Military Information Support Operations Group

4th Information Support Group


The 4th Military Information Support Group (MISG) remains the active Army's only military information support operations unit. The ranks of the 4th MISG include regional experts and linguists who understand political, cultural, ethnic and religious subtleties. With functional experts in all aspects of tactical communications, the 4th MISOG offers joint force commanders unmatched abilities to influence target audiences as well as support to U.S. diplomacy. Military information support operations are a vital part of the broad range of U.S. political, military, economic and ideological activities used by the U.S. government to secure nation... more

Profile: 919th Special Operations Wing

23rd Special Tactics training.

Air Force News

The 919th Special Operations Wing, located at Eglin Air Force Base Field 3 (Duke Field), Fla., is the only special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve. The 919th SOW is a subordinate unit of 10th Air Force headquartered at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, and the Air Force Reserve Command, with headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. In wartime or a contingency, the wing reports to Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., its gaining major command.  MISSION  The 919th SOW, in a classic association with the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, provides operations and maintena... more

Marine Special Operations Support Group

MSOSG Training, photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle McNally.

Marine Corps News

The Marine Special Operations Support Group trains, equips, structures, and provides specially qualified Marine forces, including operational logistics, intelligence, multipurpose canines, Firepower Control Teams and communications support in order to sustain worldwide special operations missions as directed by Commander, U.S.Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (COMMARFORSOC). MSOSG continues to contribute directly to MARSOC's overseas contingency operations, conducting missions in more than 18 different countries in four Geographic Component Commands – U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Pacific Command and... more

Profile: 5th Special Forces Group

Col. Christopher Conner 5th Special Forces Group


The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) derives its lineage from two units of World War II fame --The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the First Special Service Force ("The Devils Brigade"). The OSS was formed in 1941 to collect intelligence and wage secret operations behind enemy lines. Small teams of OSS operatives parachuted behind enemy lines in both Europe and Asia to lead partisans against the Axis Forces. From these guerrilla operations came the nucleus of men and techniques that would form the Special Forces Regiment.     The First Special Service Forces was a combined Canadian-American Force constituted July 5, 1942, in the... more

193rd Special Operations Wing

EC-130J Commando Solo taxiing down runway.

Air Force News

As the only airborne psychological operations broadcasting unit, the 193 SOW maintains a very high operations tempo and deploys in numerous contingencies throughout the world. The airborne radio and television broadcast mission originated in the mid-1960s with the EC-121 (known as Coronet Solo). The mission later transitioned to the EC-130E (1980) and eventually to the EC-130J (2004). Soon after the 193 SOW received EC-130s, the Air National Guard unit participated in the rescue of American citizens in Operation Urgent Fury in 1983. Then known as Volant Solo, the aircraft acted as an airborne radio station, keeping the citizens of Grenada... more

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