• Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

    2012
    JSOC is a subunified command of SOCOM, and is comprised of rigorously screened and accessed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Civilians.
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    JSOC servicemember
  • Two Chris Kyle Stories You Won't See in 'American Sniper'

    2015
    "American Sniper," based on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's book of the same name, omits two incredible episodes from Chris's life.
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    Former SEAL Chris Kyle
  • Force RECON Overview

    2012
    The mission of Force RECON is to conduct amphibious reconnaissance, deep ground reconnaissance, surveillance, battle space shaping, and limited sca...
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    US Marine RECON
  • SEALs: More Than Just Snipers

    2015
    With "American Sniper" opening these weekend, we've got a video that shows even more reasons why Navy SEALs are awesome.
    http://undertheradar.military.com/2015/01/seals-more-than-just-snipers/?comp=7000023686844&rank=4
    US Navy SEALs
  • Force RECON Training

    2012
    All future RECON students must attend BRC – BASIC RECON COURSE taught at the School of Infantry (SOI) West RECON Training Company in Camp Pendleton...
    /special-operations/force-recon-marsoc-training.html?comp=7000023686844&rank=5
    US Marine RECON

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News Archives for 2013

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Profile: 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

10th Special Forces Group members at attention.

The 10th SFG(A) has a long, proud history that dates back to 1952 when the Group was activated in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They maintain high standards in physical fitness, training, daily performance, and personal appearance. As such, you are expected to arrive highly-motivated and physically fit. We are a nation at war; this unit is an extremely active participant in that struggle. To succeed, they need the total dedication of every member of the unit. Lineage The heritage of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, commenced on 9 July 1942, with the activation of the 4th Company, 1st Regiment, 1st Special Servi... more

Acting SecAF Talks Future of Special Ops

Michael Diaz, 4th Special Operations Squadron.

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning spoke with more than 500 Air Commandos about the future of special operations at an all-call during his two-day visit to Hurlburt Field, Florida. This visit, his first to the base, was part of his familiarization with different Air Force missions since assuming office June 21. "There is nothing like getting out and seeing Airmen," Fanning said. "The Air Force is everywhere and in a lot of places people can't see, not just supporting, but at the tip of the spear. It's the one service without which the other services couldn't do what they do." Fanning said he be... more

Profile: 528th Sustainment Brigade

528th Sustainment Brigade medical training.

The 528th Sustainment Brigade, Special Operations (Airborne) is responsible for providing logistical, medical and signal support for Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) worldwide in support of contingency missions and warfighting commanders. In October 2001, 150 Soldiers of the then-Special Operations Support Command (A) were among the first deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Since that time the unit's Soldiers, known as "Sentinels," have been continuously deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations much like their U.S. Army Special Operations Command comrades in arms around the globe. The Sustainment Brigade... more

Marines Expand Capabilities in Intel Training

Marines repair a signal device during training.

Marines of Golf Company, 1st platoon, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group conducted a field exercise from 12-16 August, 2013. The exercise was the culminating event for the unit's Basic Intelligence Training Course, and put to test a variety of skills and procedures learned and retained from the course. On Nov. 1, 2012, 2nd Intel. Bn. initiated a complete restructuring of all organically sourced billets. Ten years of rotational deployments had created a garrison structure of functional "stove pipes" that hindered manning, training, and equipping scalable multi-discipline intelligence capabilities. ... more

Profile: 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Tech Sgt. Cheryl Foster, 7th SFG.

Unconventional warfare is uniquely Special Forces. It is the soul of the Green Beret, from their predecessors in the OSS of World War II to the SF Soldiers of today. Their willingness to accept the danger, isolation and hardships inherent to their mission helps define Special Forces. Their dedication to task is expressed in the Special Forces motto: De Oppresso Liber-- To Free the Oppressed. The 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) became one of the U.S. military's most committed forces, spearheading coalition efforts to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan. Since that successful start to the War on Terror, Special Forces Soldiers have been k... more

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