Special Operations Forces

Hagel Observes Full-Spectrum National Training Center Exercise

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday lauded training efforts at the Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, where he addressed troops and observed a "full-spectrum" war exercise involving about 4,700 soldiers preparing for deployments to the Middle East. The training on the 1,200-square-mile site included exer... more

Army Beats SOCOM, Loses to Marines in Sitting Volleyball

Warrior Games sitting volleyball match.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Army looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games Monday night, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20). The game was hotly contested from the get-go. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, came out charging, lead... more

2014 Best Warriors Named: Linguist, Special Forces NCO Take Top Honors

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter and Spc. Thomas Boyd

FORT LEE, Va. -- The Best Warrior competition concluded Oct. 9 and the winners were:  Non-commissioned Officer of the Year -- Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter, a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Carson, Colorado. Soldier of the Year -- Spc. Thomas Boyd, a cryptologic linguist w... more

SEALs, Marines use USS George Washington as Forward Staging Base

USS George Washington

USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- SEALs and Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) forces from Special Operations Command Pacific conducted maritime interoperability training aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 22-29. Using the carrier as an afloat forward staging base, the task force demonstrated incre... more

Warrior Games Begin in Colorado Springs

Army Sgt. 1st Class Doug Franklin

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sept. 28 for the start of a weeklong competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior Games. For the next six days, five teams of 40 active-duty service member and veteran athletes from the four service br... more

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