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In the chaos of battle, the "Quiet Professionals" of Air Force Special Operations Command, the combat controllers, choreograph the actions of circling close air support aircraft.Combat controllers with the 353rd Special Operations Group and Force Reconnaissance Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force exercised their joint terminal attack control skills and enhanced partnerships during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...

Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) continues to receive ageing underwater firearms, namely APS (Special Underwater Assault Rifle, Avtomat Podvodnyi Spetsialnyi) assault rifles and SPP-1 (Special Underwater Pistol-1, Spetsialnyi Podvodnyi Pistolet-1) pistols, according to the Director General of the TsNIITochMash design bureau (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation), Dmitry Semizorov."The APS underwater assault rifles and the SPP-1 underwater pistols...

The United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) is seeking to identify sources that are capable of providing training to familiarize trainees with United States Army Military Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) and Special Operations Joint Threat Warning System (JTWS) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) equipment, within the USASOC directive for conducting geo-location operations in accordance with 3rd Special Forces...

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark Stogsdill, the former commander of the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, died on July 19 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.Stogsdill, who commanded the 919th SOW from 1998 to 2004, oversaw the wing’s activation following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.According to Crestview community leader Bob Lynn, throughout his time...

Brigadier General. Robert A. Karmazin, U.S. Army Reserve, director, Army Reserve Engagement Cell (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Central, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., has been assigned deputy commander (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb took command of Air Force Special Operations Command July 19 in the Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt Field.Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, presided over the ceremony where Webb replaced Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, who will go on to serve as the principal deputy director of cost assessment and program evaluation...

The success of the Army's anti-terrorism program is largely based on the implementation of the program's principles at the lowest level, in order to do that the Army needs trained professionals specializing in the constantly changing threat paradigm.U.S. Army Special Operations Command hosted its second annual U.S. Army Special Operations Forces' Advanced Protection Course at the U.S. Army John...

Fifteen retired Rangers were inducted into the 2016 Ranger Hall of Fame class, and one retired Soldier was recognized as an honorary inductee, during a ceremony held July 14 in Marshall Auditorium.The Rangers inducted into the Hall of Fame were retired Brig. Gen. William Bond, Command Sgt. Maj. David Dalton, Command Sgt. Maj. James Gibson, Col. Glenn Hale, Sgt....

Building on the success of a previous contract to build Non Standard Commercial Vehicles (NSCVs), Battelle has been awarded a second contract worth $170 million.The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) announced the award July 14, naming Battelle as the contract winner in a competitive procurement.Under terms of the contract, Battelle will build armored and unarmored vehicles for the next...

The Technical Applications Contracting Office, Ft. Eustis, VA is seeking information on potential firms qualified to provide a proposal on a future solicitation. The proposed award will be to procure Engineering Services, Material and the labor required to retrofit nine sets of Multi-Station Lightweight Armament Support System (MLASS) Wing Sets. The Contract is for the Engineering required to complete...