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 US and Taiwan agreed to increase their military cooperationOn Duty
The Pentagon called the U.S. commitment to Taiwan “rock solid” and a contributor “to the maintenance of peace and stability” in the region.
The Marine Corps is closing down its Scout Sniper platoonsOn Duty
The change has raised concern about the long-term loss of critical capabilities of Marine infantry units.
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 […]
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.
Navy special warfare warriors offered up to $100K in retention bonusesCareer
The program “is part of the overarching effort of the Navy to size, shape, and stabilize the force,” the Navy’s chief personnel officer said.
Al-Shabaab requests negotiations while US renews military aid to SomaliaOn Duty
The military aid has already made its way to the Danab Special Forces Brigade which is leading Somalia’s fight against al-Shabaab.
ISIS has access to thousands of recruits in Syria, according to the USMilitary Affairs
“There is a literal ‘ISIS army’ in detention in Iraq and Syria,” a U.S. Central Command report recently said.
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.
Before the Navy SEALs came the Underwater Demolition TeamsSpecial Ops
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in July 2021. It has been edited for republication. Since Operation Neptune’s Spear, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, the American public and the world at large is quite familiar with the U.S. Navy’s SEAL teams. An avalanche of books, television shows, podcasts, and even […]