The myths perpetuated about SERE rival those of Special Forces Selection. But do they have any truth in them or are they completely made up?
The newest special operations MH-47G helicopter is a great tool for America’s elite warriorsSpecial Ops
On a recent trip, Sandboxx News and Stu Bradin, the head of the Global SOF Foundation, visited the 7th Special Forces Group (this author’s and Bradin’s old unit) at Camp Bull Simons and while there we got to get inside the newest special operations helicopter, the improved MH-47G Chinook. Special Forces teams were conducting training […]
The gear that MACV-SOG warriors carried and how it’s still relevant todaySpecial Ops
Meyer and the surviving SOG warriors are legends that the modern SF operators continue to look up to as forebearers who set lofty standards.
Having the worst Thanksgiving Day ever while trying to evade enemy forces in special operations schoolSpecial Ops
“This tastes like a road-kill raccoon,” one of our men said. “That’s exactly what it is,” one of the guerrillas replied.
Is Special Operations Selection in need of revision?Featured
Reforming Special Operations selection courses is a tricky business and requires a fine balance between realism, high standards, and safety.
The small Special Forces base in al-Tanf, Syria has large implications for regional securityMilitary Affairs
As tensions in the Middle East spike, al-Tanf’s importance to Washington in preventing Syria from becoming a vassal state increases.
Air Force honors heroic Special Tactics officer Captain Matthew RolandOn Duty
In May, Air Commandos gathered to honor the late Captain Matthew Roland, a Special Tactics Officer, whose leadership saved a lot of lives during an insider attack in Afghanistan. In a ceremony, the 24th Special Operations Wing dedicated one of its Special Tactics Training Squadron facilities to Cpt. Roland’s memory. The facility is used in […]
Air Commando recognized for bravery during ‘apocalyptic’ explosion in AfghanistanMilitary Affairs
Staff Sergeant Michael Rogers, an Air Commando, has been recognized for his actions during a hellish mass-casualty event in Afghanistan. Assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron (RSQ), Rogers, a Pararescueman, received the 2021 Pitsenbarger Award from the U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa Sergeants Association for his life-saving actions during a nighttime operation […]
This SpecOps helicopter just retired after seeing more fights than anything shouldOn Duty
A special MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter and one of the oldest and most famous helicopters in the Air Force’s inventory has officially retired. A 32-years-old helicopter with more than 11,000 flight hours and dozens of combat deployments, the MH-60G Pave Hawk with tail number 009 flew for the last time in early May. Its final […]
Emerald Warrior 21: The largest special operations exercise with a twistOn Duty
Earlier in March, the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) had the opportunity to host the biggest annual special operations exercise in the U.S. military. Exercise Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations training event in the U.S. Special Operations Command’s (SOCOM) calendar with SpecOps units from across the different services and even the […]