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Watch this CV-22 Osprey as it generates propeller vortexes and takes a bow
You may be badass, but are you "kicking up propeller vortexes and saluting onlookers with a bow" badass? This pilot sure as hell is
Green Berets receive dozens of combat awards for ‘valorous actions’ during Afghanistan deployment
"The valor we are recognizing today happened at the most tactical level – face to face fighting, close quarters combat, hand grenade range"
US and South Korean special operations forces are practicing raiding enemy facilities amid rising tensions with North Korea
South Korean and U.S. commandos raided the facility and led out a man with his hands tied behind the back during the exercise described as a joint regular close-quarters battle training last month at a U.S. military base in the southwestern South Korean city of Gunsan
The Navy may be close to getting its first female special ops boat crewmen
Three enlisted women are now in the training pipeline to become special warfare combatant-craft crewmen, small-boat operators frequently teamed with Navy SEALs for infiltration and exfiltration missions
The Navy’s plan to build more SEAL platoons has stalled amid discipline problems
A plan to boost the number of elite Navy SEAL platoons that could deploy across the globe remains in limbo months after the effort was halted by a string of high-profile scandals
SOCOM is field testing lightweight body armor originally developed for its ‘Iron Man’ suit
U.S. special operations forces are currently field testing a lightweight combat armor designed to cover more of an operator's body than previous protective gear
The Army is thinking about giving SOF PSYOP soldiers a distinctive new beret
The Army is looking into a new uniform item for psychological operations soldiers in its special operations units, and it may or may not be a grey beret
Lawmakers warned the Pentagon about US special operations forces vacancies the same day the official overseeing them resigned
Mark Mitchell, acting assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, submitted his resignation as of November 1
‘This would set us back decades’ — Marine Raiders fire back at call to disband MARSOC
If the Marine Corps is serious about getting ready to take on a near-peer enemy like China in the future, then it's time to fold its 13-year-old special operations command and apply those resources elsewhere, a new report argues
Special operations pilot charged with raping senior airman during deployment
An officer with the 919th Special Operations Group, an Air Force Reserve unit headquartered at Duke Field near Crestview, has been charged with multiple counts of sexually assaulting a female senior airman while deployed to Uganda two years ago
US special operations forces are getting a first-of-its-kind training facility that can simulate hurricanes
A maritime center with a pool big enough to hold a small ship and simulate hurricane conditions is set to open in Currituck County, North Carolina, in two years
How Navy SEALs Are Returning To Their Roots To Take On Russia And China
Having spent 17 years conducting counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations in the deserts and mountains of the Middle East, the Naval Special Warfare community is shifting its focus to threats from China, Russia and aspiring adversaries
Marine Raiders’ Reunion Breathes New Life Into The Corps’ ‘Old Breed’
“People see me at events, or hear that I was combat wounded, and they look at me, and I don’t...
NBC’s ‘The Brave’ Is Fun, But It’s Not A Military Drama
After a young American doctor is kidnapped by Islamic extremists near the Syrian capital of Damascus, a crack team of...
5 weird pieces of gear special operators rely on
The simple, everyday items that you don't need Uncle Sam's credit card or a top secret clearance to buy.
Finally, We’re Getting a TV Series With Real SOF Stories From Iraq And Afghanistan
On April 7, 2004, Eddie Wright was an assistant team leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion near Fallujah, Iraq, when the...
These 5 Special Operations Truths Should Drive How You Approach The Private Sector
For anyone who’s walked through the dismal halls of their unit’s headquarters, you’ve likely been greeted by pseudo-motivational quotes or...
UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Took A Bullet To The Head And Kept Fighting
On March 2, 2005, Master Sgt. Sarun Sar’s Black Hawk was sent to the Paktika province along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border....
9 Misguided Reasons To Go Through SOF Selection
Editor’s Note: This article has been modified from its original version, which was published on “The Military Leader,” a blog...