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Special Ops Community Transforming to Meet Current, Future Challenges

The Special Operations community is making progress in its transformation to focus more on the chall...

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Four US Commandos and Military Working Dog Injured in Syria Raid

Four US special operators and a military working dog were hurt on a raid that killed an ISIS leader in northern Syria.

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Delta Force Legend Gary Harrell Dies in Tennessee

US Army Maj. Gen. Gary Harrell, the legendary Delta Force leader, has died.

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Special Ops Raids Capture 6 in Syria, While Somali Strikes Kill 15

Though launched in unrelated theaters, the two operations within hours of each other underline the pace of continued combat in Syria and Africa.

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Early Morning Special Operations Raid Kills 2 ISIS Planners in Syria

US Central Command officials said one of those killed was a planning official in the region known as Anas.

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Swift, Silent, Deadly: Where Does Marine Recon Stand Among Other Elite Units?

Jump and dive certified, members of Marine Recon are among the most capable warfighters the Corps has to offer. So why are they not considered special operations?

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Marine Raiders: The Corps’ Only Special Operations Unit

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The Death of Kyle Mullen: Misconduct or Navy SEAL Training Accident?

Kyle Mullen died after completing the “Hell Week” portion of the Navy’s BUD/S course, prompting urgent questions about the medical protocols for SEAL candidates.

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When 'The Boys' Are Back In Town: A Special Ops Vet Explains Why Elite Units Train In US Cities

American special operations units have been spotted training in major US cities over the past several years. Here's why, according to a veteran of the Army's most elite counterterrorism team.

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SEALs Launch Major Investigation Into BUD/S in Wake of Student’s Death

The Navy will investigate why the SEAL trainee was left without medical care for hours.

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How the Special Operations Combat Medic Course Provides Real-World Training

Riding along with the Special Operations Combat Medic Course in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey.

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Ukraine-Born Green Beret Raises Money to Send Supplies to War-Torn Homeland

A Fort Bragg Green Beret and his wife, both born and raised in Ukraine, have shipped $300,000 of aid to Ukraine.

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Duty-Bound: How It Felt To Tell the Story of Operation Red Wings

One of the deadliest military mishaps the special operations community has ever experienced happened...

A SEAL Trainee Died of Pneumonia. His Mother Wants Answers

A Navy SEAL trainee who died of pneumonia hours after completing the training program’s infamous Hel...

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Who’s the Best Underwater? Inside the Army’s Combat Diver Competition

A line of orange buoys snaked across the black water of McKellars Pond on Fort Bragg. On the banks, ...

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7th Special Forces Group Duo Wins Best Combat Diver Competition

Two Green Berets from 7th Special Forces Group claimed the title of Best Combat Diver Thursday, June...

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Paratrooper Nails ‘Atomic Leg Drop’ Landing — on Concrete

Ooof. In a recent Instagram post, a Navy chaplain’s assistant reposted a video of himself performing an epically, err, jarring parachute landing.

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Fort Bragg New Name May Be ‘Fort Liberty’ — Announcement Expected Today

A base whose name is synonymous with five decades of Army airborne and special operations units — bu...

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Navy Identifies Special Warfare Sailor Who Died After Training Incident

The Navy has identified the Naval Special Warfare sailor who died following a training incident at J...

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Navy EOD Officer Dies During Training in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

A junior Navy EOD officer died during explosive ordnance training at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Wednesday, April 20. Lt.

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75th Ranger Regiment Teams Sweep Top 4 Spots At Best Ranger Competition

Four teams from the 75th Ranger Regiment posted a sweep of the top four places in the 38th annual David E. Grange Jr.

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Best Ranger Day 2: After a Cut to 28, Teams Struggle To ‘Keep the Engine Running’

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Some of the remaining 28 teams in the 38th annual David E.

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No Charges for Green Berets in Case of Tortured Afghan Commando

A criminal investigation into eight US Special Forces soldiers’ role in the death of an Afghan shoot...

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Fort Bragg Team Wins Army Special Operations Sniper Contest, French Team Second

A Fort Bragg team defended its hometown title at the US Army Special Operations Command Internationa...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Navy SEALs on Vaccine Mandate Affecting Duty Status

The Supreme Court ruled Friday, March 25, that the Navy had the right to refuse to deploy a group of...

Special Operators Break Down the Switchblade Drones Headed to Ukraine

Two longtime special operators told Coffee or Die Magazine that the Switchblade drones the Unites St...

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A Green Beret’s ‘No-Fail Event’ — Summiting Everest Without Oxygen

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]usic drowned out the sound of Jason Howell’s fingertip exploding. It was the Sat...

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Who Has the Best Motto? 7 Special Operations Mottos Ranked

In the shadowy world of special operations, America’s most elite military units each bring something...

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Elite Canadian Special Forces Investigated Over ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests

Two current members and one veteran of Canada’s most elite special forces team are under official in...

Charges Dismissed Against MARSOC Corpsman in Death of Green Beret After Threats by Senior Officer

A senior Marine lawyer’s actions were the “mortal enemy of military justice,” a military judge ruled...

SEAL Trainee, Former College Football Player, Dies After ‘Hell Week’

A New Jersey man who died just hours after completing so-called “Hell Week” in Navy SEAL selection t...

ISIS Leader Dead After US Special Operations Raid in Syria

The leader of the ISIS terrorist network blew himself up, officials said, as a US special operations...

The Killer Egg — Why the AH-6 Little Bird Is a Spec Ops Favorite

For more than 40 years, the AH-6 Little Bird, a special operations helicopter, has been supporting U.S.

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Navy SEALs Stop Training in State Parks as Locals Sue Over ‘War Games’

Navy SEALs have paused training operations in Washington state parks as a legal challenge from local...

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The Surgeon Who Saved the Last 9/11 Survivor Now Trains Green Beret Medics

John Chovanes swore into the Army Reserves in front of the Liberty Bell. It seemed like the right mo...

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Green Beret Killed in Jordan Receives Silver Star

Last week, Staff Sergeant James F. Moriarty, a Green Beret assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group,...

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Special Forces Teammates Remember Medal of Honor Recipient Ron Shurer for his Strength, Humor, and Resolve

Strong. Respectful. Upfront. A leader. That is how Ron Shurer’s former Special Forces teammates reme...

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