Tag Archives: SOF

C-SOCC Is Talk of the Town

  It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We are so damned sick of hearing Democrats trying to undermine the Executive Branch that we decided to talk about a positive development committed to paper on 16 Feb … Continue reading

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DAY 2 SOFIC 2016 GETTING STARTED

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SOFIC 2016 Kicks Off Tuesday In Tampa

2016 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) will be held May 23–26, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. This year’s conference theme, “Evolving the Network to Counter Emerging Threats,” reflects the enduring vision of a global Special Operations … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INNOVATION NETWORK SEMINARY (SOFINS)

SOFINS is an annual event hosted by the French Special Forces community with attendance limited to French and Foreign Special Forces. It’s a great opportunity for information exchange and great liaison. This year the event will be held at Camp … Continue reading

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Special Forces Charitable Trust Announces Winners In The 2015 SHOT SHOW Raffle

If you attended SHOT SHOW 2015, you had the opportunity to participate in a raffle held to raise money for one of the great charities, the Special Forces Charitable Trust. The prizes were a complete Remington PSR package, Remington M24 … Continue reading

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MATBOCK BEYOND SHOT

  New Product at Beyond Shot: We would like to thank everyone for stopping by our suite to see the MATBOCK team.  We met a lot of great people and hope everyone had a wonderful time at Shot Show, but … Continue reading

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The Duke’s House In Fayetteville, NC

Our friends at SSD shared this and I have to admit it is possibly one of the best ideas I’ve seen. The concept is straight forward. Two SOF veterans decided to cross a safe house with a hotel. In Europe … Continue reading

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Area Commanders Speak Of Their Needs At SOFIC 2014

Lt. Gen Joseph L. Votel, Commander JSOC; RDML Brian L. Losey, Commander NSWC; BG Kurt L. Sonntag, Deputy Commanding general USASOC; Lt.Gen Eric E. Fiel, Commander AFSOC and Maj Gen Mark A. Clark, Commander MARSOC addressed a packed auditorium outlining … Continue reading

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Fort Bragg, NC: Special Operations International Sniper Competition Kicked Off

The competition is hosted by the Army Special Forces Sniper Course, and will run from Monday, 24-March-2014 to Thursday, 27-March-2014. Two man sniper teams from around the world as well as federal agencies and law enforcement will compete for top … Continue reading

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OPERATION HAWKEYE

On August 6, 2011, the Taliban shot down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, call sign Extortion 17, carrying a Special Operations forces (SOF) team of 30 American warriors and a military working dog, along with seven Afghan commandos and … Continue reading

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Eglin Air Force Base, FL Is Home To Have Ace

  Have Ace is a 2-week training program designed around the needs of SOF personnel. It provides operators hands-on quality time with all of the weapon systems available to them; including exposure to the air assets that provide support for … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Partners With Industry and Allies To Develop Land and Sea Capabilities.

If you attended SOFIC 2013 in Tampa, one of the many focal points articulated is the need, and desire, to return Navy SEALS to their waterborne lineage. Interpret that to mean the 10+ years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading

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Admiral William McRaven Clarifies USSOCOM’s Position On Women In Direct Combat Roles.

We’ve recently seen the Secretary of Defense rescind the the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. The rule became SOP on October of 1994 but there’s been some confusion, mostly from individuals that haven’t read it, regarding limiting … Continue reading

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Guns And Coffee Patch Spotted In Afghanistan

This photo comes from CNN’s Anna Coren imbedded with a SOF team in Nejarb, Afghanistan.

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Spyderco’s ENUFF Leaf An Amazing Small Fixed Blade Knife

Spyderco’s ENUFF Leaf, fixed blade, stands as a monument to the concept that quite often good things come in small packages. Check out my March review of this little gem, from a great company, to find out why so many … Continue reading

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U.S. Special Forces (SOF) To Train Mexican Military and Law Enforcement.

Blackwater International Newsletter called my attention to an article published by the Arizona Star, “Special forces create new command to train Mexican troops”, 18 Jan 2013. The hope is that the proposed military assistance will help Mexican President Enrique Peña … Continue reading

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British SAS Rumored To Be Providing Training To Al-Qasas Brigade In Syria.

British Special Air Services units are rumored to be operating in Syria and providing training to Syrian rebels from the Al-Qasas Brigade. We have not been able to confirm this through our sources; however, if the initial reports are accurate it’s reasonable to … Continue reading

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Travis Haley Recaps 2012 and Gives Us A Look Into 2013

Haley Strategic MARSOC Foundation

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Spain’s SOF

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Special Operations Force (SOF) Land Mobility

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two – Blackhawk Exfiltration

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two

Black Hawk infiltrates team to destroy a barge with C4 charges…

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two

International Special Operating Force put on an excellent demonstration simulating an assault on several key targets in the channel between Davis Island and Harbour Island. More to come…

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Vectronix Introduces STERNA at AUSA, Whashington D.C.

STERNA PTLS STERNA is a full range of ultra-light, non-magnetic Precision Target Location Systems (PTLS) . All STERNA Precision Target Location Systems (PTLS) are based on Vectronix` new and unrestricted true north-finding capability providing very precise target coordinates, even in magnetically charged or … Continue reading

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Sensors and Lasers

A month or two ago, PEO Soldier posted an interesting video on their site, and since sensors and lasers are part of the C4ISR schema that I’ll be talking about throughout the year, I thought it would be appropriate to … Continue reading

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SWR Brings Back Its Highly Successful Specwar 5.56mm Supressor.

SWR (Southeastern Weapons Research) Laurens, SC brings back its highly successful Specwar 5.56mm suppressor. The new design incorporates SWR’s Active Spring Retention (ASR)™ mounting system that guarantees a solid and secure mounting arrangement on any carbine. The Specwar is made … Continue reading

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