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The Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces is producing tangible results, Army Gen. John W. “Mick” Nicholson Jr., commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon today .Having traveled here from his post in Afghanistan, Nicholson gave reporters an operational update and emphasized that Resolute Support,  one...

Being able to converse with people who don't speak English is essential for the Army, since every day, Soldiers are partnering with militaries in dozens of countries around the world.A number of speech-translator devices are available commercially, and Soldiers have been using them. However, speech translators are seldom completely accurate and problems can arise in places where the population...

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $149.7 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to procure the necessary hardware, production test stations, and technical support to integrate the Department of the Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) on combat aircraft for the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command as well as the government...

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited Danish troops in Mali this week. The Danish troops are part of the 15,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali. He was accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister Peter Christensen for the two-day trip to Mali. While there he met with Major General Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark, who has been leading the mission in...

A female Marine came close to passing the first phase of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command training.The service member, a corporal, met the minimum requirements for all the scored events of the first phase of the assessment and selection, or A & S, process, but did not score high enough to allow her to advance to the next...

The Forward Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was awarded the Department of the Army level FY15 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence during a ceremony held at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., September 20, 2016. The unit finished first in the Modified Table of Organization and Equipment - Small Category and provides logistical support to Special...

Airmen with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit photographed performing routine maintenance on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The 15th AMU is part of the 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and...

Major General Carl E. Mundy III received a commission after graduating from Auburn University in August 1983. An infantry officer, he has commanded at the platoon, company, battalion, Marine expeditionary unit and Marine expeditionary brigade levels. Prior to his current assignment he served as both the commanding general of 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade and the commander of Task Force...

Q: What is the KSK’s role within the German military and security force structure? Is your mission international? Is it domestic, a combination? Baehr: The KSK’s role is defined fairly straight forward but it has to be seen in context. The reason for the existence of German military special forces was event driven. Usually, if you establish a (SOF) unit...

SOCAFRICA is the theater special operations command responsible for Africa.  Special Operations International recently had the chance to interview Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, SOCAFRICA commander and talk about the challenges and opportunities of operating and capacity building, and supporting Africa partners as they fight on the frontlines of the war against violent extremisms. Q: Before we start, tell us a little...