• 4th Military Information Support Operations Group

    2013
    The 4th Military Information Support Group (MISG) remains the active Army's only military information support operations unit.
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    4th Information Support Group
  • Maritime Raid Force

    2013
    If belligerent forces take hold of a waterborne asset, you can't just blow it out of the water: you need specialists.
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    Maritime Raid Force
  • Force Recon: Mission and History

    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
  • 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

    2013
    The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's mission is to organize, equip, train, resource, and employ SO aviation forces.
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  • Profile: 919th Special Operations Wing

    2013
    The 919th Special Operations Wing is the only special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve.
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    23rd Special Tactics training.

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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.

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.

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.

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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