• Navy Cross Presented to MARSOC Special Amphibious Recon Corpsman

    2014
    Heroism; bravery; valor: these are qualities which are defined and made familiar to Marines and sailors alike upon.
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    First Sgt. Alvoid Hamilton presenting Navy Cross
  • 815th Airlift Squadron provides support for Operation Southern Strike

    2014
    "This is great practice," Ludwig said. "Anytime you jump at night, it refines your capabilities and is extremely worthwhile."
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    160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment paratroopers
  • Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Draws Ire of Colleagues

    2014
    Some special operations service members and vets are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit for killing Osama bin Laden.
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    Former SEAL Robert O'Neill. Sky News image
  • Army Beats SOCOM, Loses to Marines in Sitting Volleyball

    2014
    The game was hotly contested from the get-go. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, came out charging, leading the game early on.
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    Warrior Games sitting volleyball match.
  • 2014 Best Warriors Named: Linguist, Special Forces NCO Take Top Honors

    2014
    "You'll run into tough problems wherever you go," Odierno told a non-commissioned officer competitor.
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    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter and Spc. Thomas Boyd

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
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Marine RECON Missions
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Air Force

Air Force Special Tactics
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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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