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A rebel group in the Central African Republic has captured and handed over to US forces a commander of the infamous Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), one of its leaders said Monday ."Our forces captured the commander 'Sam' at the weekend at Mbangana in the north east," Mahamat Dea, a leader of the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central...

Naval Special Warfare Command maintenance personnel require Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized training on the proper preventative maintenance services, unscheduled maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of its Jetboots.To that end, NSW has announced its intendion to award a single award, sole source, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to Patriot3 Maritime for those services.Primary point of contact is warcom-contracts@navsoc.socom.mil

The special forces of the Dutch army, the Korps Commandotroepen, will be awarded with the highest Dutch military order, the Military Order of Willem, the Dutch ministry of defense announced on Monday."The Korps Commandotroepen get their award for their extraordinary efforts in Afghanistan," the defense ministry said.King Willem-Alexander will present the award on March 15 in The Hague. The...

In a ceremony held on January 10, Col. Kristin Brawley assumed command of the newly activated 193rd Air Operations Group, State College, Pennsylvania.This new distinction from air operations squadron to air operation group allows the unit to be recognized and supported at the level at which their missions dictate, according to wing leadership.The ceremony began with preliminary honors and...

UK Royal Air Force Group Captain R F J Clifford OBE is to be promoted to Air Commodore and to be Force Protection Force Commander, Air Officer Force Protection, Commandant General Royal Air Force Regiment and Air Officer Royal Air Force Police at Royal Air Force Honington with effect in April 2016 in succession to Air Commodore A J...

1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron has issued a source sought document for 100 towable Island Hopper Banana Sleds for delivery to Hurlburt Field, Fla. They are looking for PVC-3 11-foot, reinforced 3-passenger towable craft.

Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) and its subordinate echelon commands require contractor-provided software solution and industrial organization (IO) psychology support services necessary for the implementation and execution of its Continuum of Leadership Development (CLD) program. To this end, they have issued a source sought document with a performance work statement that identifies software and system engineering, development, and services...

A Roman poet named Juvenal is credited with saying; "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" --a Latin phrase accepted to mean "who will guard the guardians?" Chaplains are often seen as these guardians, someone who looks after those who protect others.Historically, nearly every unit in the Army has had Chaplains assigned to look after the spiritual and/or emotional needs of the...

This program is seeking commercial-off-the-shelf surface dry suit variants: (1) Maritime Assault Suit System (MASS) and (2) Lightweight MASS (L-MASS); each consisting of an over-garment, a tension relief and ventilation system, repair kit with instructions, and use and care manual, which can be used as a combat suit of the US Navy in maritime, land, airborne, shipboard, and transitional...

On February 8, Drawing on know-how derived from generations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) design, development and operation and its naval capabilities, Elbit Systems’ newest offering in the unmanned platform field is Seagull—an organic, modular, highly autonomous, multi-mission unmanned surface vehicle (USV) system.Seagull is a 12-meter USV with replaceable mission modules, with two vessels capable of being operated and...