Tag: special operations command

SOCOM is eyeing a fresh 6.5mm sniper weapon for longer-range kills

Editor’s note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community U.S. Special Operations Command will wait for the Army‘s 6.8mm rifle and automatic rifle, but it’s moving forward to adopt a new sniper support weapon chambered in the longer-range 6.5mm Creedmoor round. If […]

Navy tells SEAL to remove Trident from his book about Cairo, the hero dog alongside him on the Bin Laden raid

Nine years ago Will Chesney got an unexpected call: He was to grab his dog and head to Virginia, immediately. What came next were weeks of exhaustive training as the Navy SEAL and his military working dog, Cairo, prepared for one of the most significant special operations missions in history: Operation Neptune Spear. By May […]

SOCOM chief: Door-kickers are out, cyber operators are in

The future of U.S. special operations may no longer involve a gaggle of commandos busting through a door, according to U.S. Special Operations Command’s top general, but ‘cyber operator’ tasked with bringing their unique set of tools to bear on adversaries. Speaking to thousands of members of the defense industrial base at the 2020 Virtual […]

This AFSOC tweet about COVID-19 is the dumbest thing we’ve seen today

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may have killed 544 Americans and sickened another 44,183, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but that hasn’t stopped official military social media channels from attempting to latch on to the topic with some tone deaf jokes. Just days after an Army social media […]