Special Operations Forces

Elite Special Force Counted on for High-Stakes Rescues

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MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) -- When they are in trouble, who do Navy SEALs call? A little-known elite Special Operations force known as Guardian Angel, a non-aircraft, equipment based weapon system employed by pararescuemen, combat rescue officers and SERE (which stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.) This force is the only asset in t... more

Hagel Observes Full-Spectrum National Training Center Exercise

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

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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

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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

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