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Dec. 4, 2018

Near-Peer Competition Means Relook at Special Ops Missions, Socom Nominee Tells Congress

The shift of the National Defense Strategy to confronting near-peer competitors will continue the demand for special operations forces, the president’s nominee to be the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said at his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing.

Aug. 21, 2018

Multinational Snipers Strengthen Desert Capabilities in Spain

Snipers from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain attended the International Special Training Centre’s Desert Sniper Course at the Chinchilla Training Area in Albacete, Spain.

July 18, 2018

Air Force Recruiters Learn About Innovations for Next-Gen Special Ops Airmen

A new Air Force course seeks to prepare the next generation of aspiring special operators and create fitter, stronger, more resilient warfighters by introducing them to the rigors of their chosen career fields.

July 17, 2018

Special Operations Competition Kicks Off in Panama

Spirits were high in Panama for about 100 competitors as Fuerzas Comando, a multinational special operations competition sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and executed by U.S. Special Operations Command South, kicked off its 14th iteration.

Feb. 28, 2018

Special Ops Must Be More Lethal, Effective, Efficient, DoD Official Says

The new National Defense Strategy is challenging the DoD and its industry partners to find technological solutions that support the changing missions of U.S. Special Operations Command, a senior defense official said.

May 18, 2017

Special Operators, Cavalry Troops Partner at Saber Junction 17

Naval Special Warfare operators from U.S. Special Operations Command, along with NATO special operations forces from Albania, Bulgaria and Lithuania, are partnered with the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during the Saber Junction 17 exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.

April 11, 2017

Airman Receives Silver Star for Role in Liberating Afghan City

A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during an April 7 ceremony at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.

May 25, 2016

Face of Defense: Airborne Service Runs in Army Family

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas Travis, a jumpmaster and rotary wing advisor for U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, has done numerous challenging things in the Army since joining in 1984. In 2015, his son Joshua began a similar journey.

March 8, 2016

Special Operations Force Evolves, Adapts to Changing Operational Landscape

In today’s complex security environment, the demand for special operations force skill sets remains understandably high, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

March 2, 2016

Special Operators’ Challenges Call for New Priorities, Officials Say

Expanding global conflicts require new priorities for U.S. special operations forces, officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee.

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