The Pentagon called the U.S. commitment to Taiwan “rock solid” and a contributor “to the maintenance of peace and stability” in the region.
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American special operators will soon add a new handheld missile to their arsenalSpecial Ops
ROC-X will make U.S. special operations teams more lethal and survivable, according to its manufacturer.
Seven continents, seven days, seven jumps: Special operations veterans going for skydiving recordOn Duty
The Triple 7 team is trying to beat the previous world record to support the families of fallen service members and first responders.
US air strikes kill 15 al-Shabaab terrorists in SomaliaOn Duty
U.S. trainers are also returning to Somalia to train Danab Brigade, Somalia’s famous special operations unit.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Women positioned to make history as Air Force’s first ground special operatorsOn Duty
A female Airman has passed Air Force special warfare selection and is now beginning the arduous process of training to become a combat controller. There are currently three other women who are working through the Air Force’s 76-week special operations training pipeline, with one officer potentially positioned to make history as the branch’s first-ever female […]
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 […]