Friday Foto

10th Special forces Group (Airborne) assists a teammate to scale an escarpment while performing interoperability training with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, June 18, 2020, at Fort Carson. Photo by Pvt. 1st Class Steven Alger, US Army […]

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June 19, 1952 – Birth of a New Force

The Beginnings of Special Forces Fascist aggression in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II saw the need for the creation of military forces capable of conducting unconventional warfare in occupied territories.     The First Special Service Force (FSSF), constituted on July 5, 1942, was a combined U.S. and Canadian unit originally […]

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Throwback Thursday: Johnson Light Machine Gun

Today is the 33rd anniversary of the creation of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) component of SOCOM traces its lineage back much further however – all the way back to the early years of WWII in fact. And today’s Throwback Thursday takes a look at a special weapon […]

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