• Marine Recon Tries New Detachment Concept

    2014
    Part of the Marine Corps' special operations force is attempting a better way to support combatant commanders by eliminating burdensome layers in t...
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    Marine Recon Sniper
  • Airmen and Soldiers Conduct Joint Training

    2014
    Helocasting is an airborne technique used by special operations forces for amphibious insertion into a military area of operation.
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    MH-47 Chinook helicopter
  • Ranger Named Special Operations Medic of the Year

    2014
    Anderson joined the Army in 2010, on a Ranger contract to serve as a medic. He felt it was the path he was chosen for.
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    Cpl. Bryan Anderson
  • MARSOC Marine Posthumously Awarded Navy Cross

    2014
    "Acts of extraordinary heroism, those of conspicuous gallantry, are acts that cannot be planned, ordered or demanded."
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    Major Gen. Mark A. Clark gives posthumous award.
  • 90 US Special Forces Troops Arrive in Baghdad

    2014
    Ninety Special Operations troops have arrived in Baghdad to begin their advisory mission to the Iraqi military.
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    Spec Ops Troops in Afghanistan

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
Learn More About Marine MARSOC

Marine RECON Missions
Learn More About Marine RECON

Air Force

Air Force Special Tactics
Learn More About Special Tactics

Special Operations Forces are the elite commandos of the U.S. military. They are called upon to perform the toughest duties in the armed forces, and their actions directly affect the protection of America's freedom. Are you one of them?

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