19 August 2015
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Approximately 20 percent of men and women within Headquarters USSOCOM have registered as motorcyclists and SOCOM’s safety officials say, during most years, motorcycle fatalities are the number one cause of accidental deaths across the command.
10 August 2015
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – “Thank you for updating your username and password.” This was the message Brian Carson, Community Relations chief, SOCOM Communications Office, read one Saturday morning as he scanned through three emails from his bank – but there was a problem, he hadn’t updated his login information.
19 June 2015
QUANTICO, Va.- The joint U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Warrior Games team joined more than 250 fellow wounded, ill and injured warriors to kick off the 2015 Warrior Games, June 19.
15 June 2015
In September of 2002, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt., Special Forces Medic, Thomas Doherty remembers when the Afghan security forces had little to no military experience and training.
21 April 2015
JUNCTION, Texas – More than 10,000 miles away from home, four Afghan National Army wounded soldiers sit with their sergeant major and some American men and women in the heart land of America for a weeklong seminar, March 31- April 3, 2015, to learn skills that will better enable them to take care of their Afghan brothers wounded in combat.
1 April 2015
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – More than 100 people from St. Pete Beach and surrounding areas came out to support a local man and witness the dedication and renaming ceremony of the Bayway Bridge to the Medal of Honor CSM Gary Littrell Causeway Bridge, March 28.
19 February 2015
FORT BENNING, Ga. (USASOC News Service, Feb. 19, 2015) - Two members of a joint special operations task force were awarded the nation’s second highest honor for their heroic actions at an awards ceremony, Feb. 17 at Fort Benning, Ga.
19 February 2015
Approximately 30 Florida high school students, accompanied by teachers and parents, visited United States Special Operations Command personnel here, Feb. 19, to present their engineering design ideas for SOCOM’s Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit exoskeleton.
27 January 2015
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Planners from U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 12 partner nations, and other interagency players from various organizations met here Jan. 13 to 15 for one of four planning events in support of exercise SILENT QUEST 15-1.
16 December 2014
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – An airplane carrying members of the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team soared through the clear night sky, 3,500 feet above the brightly-lit Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 18, 2014. Fans ready to see Florida State versus Notre Dame became louder as three highly-skilled Para-Commandos clad in black and yellow flight suits silently exited their plane. Shortly after, the first commando came into the crowd's view.
1 December 2014
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Wounded, ill, and injured warriors exhibit a tremendous amount of fortitude during some of their darkest moments --- their often long journeys of recovery.
13 November 2014
MACDILL AFB, Fla. – Department of Defense acquisition executives visited U.S. Special Operations Command headquarters for the Special Operations Forces Acquisition Summit held in Tampa, Fla. Oct. 30, 2014. This is the first time the summit was held in Tampa.
13 September 2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 – Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to London to cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete in the 2014 Invictus Games.
30 July 2014
GULF BREEZE, Fla. - The U.S. Special Operations Command’s Care Coalition recently hosted a training camp for more than 40 wounded, ill and injured Special Operations service members who have been selected to participate in upcoming national and international athletic events.
25 July 2014
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Navy Adm. William H. McRaven will turn the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command over to Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel during a change of command ceremony at 2 p.m., Aug. 28 at the Tampa Convention Center.
23 July 2014
TOLEMAIDA, Colombia (July 22, 2014) -- Special operations forces from 17 countries are poised to participate in Fuerzas Comando 2014 at the Colombian National Training Center in Tolemaida, July 23-31.
27 May 2014
Tough, quiet, humble and a Soldier’s Soldier are all descriptions friends and colleagues use when talking about Medal of Honor recipient and Special Operations legend, Army Col. Robert L. Howard. Those attributes and Howard’s lifetime achievements in Special Operations led to his selection as USSOCOM’s 2014 Bull Simons Award recipient.
23 May 2014
The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.
20 May 2014
Special Operations Forces (SOF) from the U.S. and partner nations around the world have descended on the city this week with a goal of building trust and partnerships.
18 April 2014
On the 27th Birthday of U.S. Special Operations Command, six new members were inducted into the Commando Hall of Honor during a ceremony April 16 inside the Donovan room at the USSOCOM headquarters.
1 April 2014
The global security posture remains dynamic and unpredictable. Accordingly, Special Operations Forces must maintain the highest levels of readiness to support the Geographic Combatant Commander. The West Virginia National Guard's Ridge Runner Irregular Warfare Training Activity provides realistic and challenging scenarios simulating today's operational landscape.
7 March 2014
The U.S. Special Operations Command’s Care Coalition hosted 54 wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces service members on MacDill AFB through the Wounded Warrior Athletic Reconditioning Program (WWARP) for a USSOCOM All-Sports Training Camp March 3 – 7.
27 February 2014
Leadership from throughout U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base and the local community gathered here today to break ground for a state of the art education facility that will take Special Operations Forces academic training into the future.
22 February 2014
The Class of 2015 celebrated a milestone with a banquet inside Washington Hall Jan 18 as the cadets reached the 500th Night until graduation.
21 February 2014
Today, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta
Harden and Admiral William H. McRaven signed a Memo of Understanding between
the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Special Operations Command
(USSOCOM) to increase support services for military families. The MOU allows
the USDA supported Cooperative Extension System and Land Grant Universities