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 […]
Is the US military too weak or too woke? Not a chanceSpecial Ops
The 7th Special Forces Group proves that the U.S. military is at peak condition and ready to face any challenges that lie ahead.
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.
This futuristic equipment could soon be used by special operations unitsGear
From jet packs to Star Wars speeders, special forces may soon get their hands on some really high-tech gear.
Operation Neptune Spear: Today, 11 years ago, Navy SEALs killed Osama bin LadenOn Duty
Today, eleven years ago, Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden during a covert operation in Pakistan. Operation Neptune Spear avenged the thousands of innocent people who were killed on 9/11. On the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, a hand-picked force of Navy SEALs from Naval Special Warfare Development Group’s (DEVGRU) Red Squadron raided […]
Army Special Operations train for a ‘dirty’ nuclear fightOff Duty
Recently, Army special operators from several units visited the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) schoolhouse to learn about operating in a “dirty” environment. Officers and troops from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, known as the “Night Stalkers,” the 75th Ranger Regiment, and several Special Forces Groups visited the […]
SOCOM is looking to upgrade its Little Bird choppersOn Duty
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is looking to upgrade its fleet of AH/MH-6 Little Bird helicopters. Operated by the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR), also known as the “Night Stalkers,” the AH-6 (attack) and MH-6 (assault/transport) Little Bird helicopters have been a staple special operations rotary-winged platform since the 1980s. Working […]
Night Stalkers Don’t Quit: Role of elite Army pilots in two daring missions recognizedOn Duty
Pilots and crews from the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR) received numerous awards for bravery for two special operations missions. According to the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Night Stalkers earned the medals for their actions during two special operations. In the first one, the Night Stalkers flew in a […]
Death Waits in the Dark: A thrilling tale of a Night Stalker at warFeatured
The Night Stalkers, officially known as the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, are the best helicopter pilots and crews in the world. These are the crews who fly America’s top special operations units to combat. They can reach any target, plus or minus 30 seconds, as they take pride in saying. The Battle of Mogadishu, […]