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Recent Video

AFSOC DAGRE AFSOC DAGRE
Members of AFSOC's Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element or DAGRE participate in exercise Eager Archer. DAGRE is tasked with protecting AFSOC assets in austere...
New AC-130J Ghostrider Arrives at Hurlburt Field New AC-130J Ghostrider Arrives at Hurlburt Field
Hurlburt Field receives the first AC-130J Ghostrider. Airmen and their families show up to see the new aircraft land.
Aircrew Flight Equipment Aircrew Flight Equipment
Hurlburt Airmen at Aircrew Flight Equipment pack parachutes.
Fuerzas Comando 2015 Fuerzas Comando 2015
Fuerzas Comando 2015, a multinational special forces competition for Central and South America and the Caribbean. These interactions will foster friendships and...
Obstacle Course Obstacle Course
Fuerzas Comando participants compete in the obstacle course. This USSOUTHCOM-sponsored event, through friendly multinational competition, builds the capacity to...
Water Event Day 2 Water Event Day 2
Competitors swim down the river during the Water Event at Fuerzas Comando 15 in Poptun, Guatemala. Nations competing in Fuerzas Comando 2015 refine the tactics used...


Recent Photos

55th RED HORSE builds bridge for 33rd Fighter Wing 55th RED HORSE builds bridge for 33rd Fighter Wing
Staff Sgt. Terry Covas, 556th RED HORSE Squadron structural journeyman, secures a support to hand rails to a bridge at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 24, 2015. RED...
Fuerzas Comando 15 Fuerzas Comando 15
Closing ceremonies for the Fuerzas Comando international special operations competition, July 23, 2015, in Poptun, Guatemala. Fuerzas Comando 15 is a U.S. Southern...
Fire Station No. 2 Airmen prepared for emergencies anytime Fire Station No. 2 Airmen prepared for emergencies anytime
Senior Airman Montavious Clark, Fire Station No. 2 driver operator, tries on his helmet during a morning truck check at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 22, 2015....
US Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel visit to Cannon Air Force Base US Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel visit to Cannon Air Force Base
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Col. Benjamin Maitre, commander of 27th Special Operations Wing and members of Votel’s...
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Gridley (DDG 101)
150721-N-AV746-005 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2015) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis...
Fuerzas Comando 15 Fuerzas Comando 15
Members of the Haitian team approach their next task July 21, 2015, during Fuerzas Comando, an international special operations competition underway in Poptun,...


Recent Audio

Sergeant 1st Class Alfred Martinez
Sergeant 1st Class Alfred Martinez, Pasadena, Texas, talks to a Pasadena Citizen reporter about participating in the 2015 DoD Warrior Games.
Specialist Kevin Shinnick Best Warrior Interview
US Army Specialist Kevin Shinnick from Natick, MA., talks with a WBZ-Radio reporter about the Best Warrior competition.
The Great Carrier Reef
Hurlburt Field's Single Airmen Program has given its participants once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Senior Airman Stephen Ellis explains how the latest one included...
HAVE ACE
Sometimes, a simple shooting range isn't enough to train special operators. Airman 1st Class Stephen Ellis introduces us to the people who provide a more interesting...
Coming Home radio feature
Radio story about Maj. Robert Bingham, MC-130J pilot at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., recently returned from a deployment. His wife, Elssy, coordinated an assembly...
The Mission Has Changed
Members of a Hurlburt Field combat training squadron go through unique training to prepare for deployed missions. Airman First Class Stephen Ellis tells us how...


Recent Publications

Tip of the Spear - 06.30.2015
Tip of the Spear - 06.30.2015
CSM Rick Lamb 2015 Bull Simons Award recipient, Combat Controller receives Air Force Cross, MARSOC Marine receives Navy Cross
Tip of the Spear - 04.22.2015
Tip of the Spear - 04.22.2015
This issue features two USASOC NCOs receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, Two MARSOC Marines receiving the Silver Star and Exercises Flintlock and Eager Resolve
Tip of the Spear - 03.03.2015
Tip of the Spear - 03.03.2015
AFSOC PJ earns Air Force Cross, Coast Guard cutter named after SEAL's grandfather, A-10 pilot earns DFC with valor for saving Marine Corps Special Ops Team
Tip of the Spear - 01.05.2015
Tip of the Spear - 01.05.2015
December's issue features a photo year in review and a MARSOC Hospital Corpsman receiving the Navy Cross.
Ethos - 12.24.2014
Ethos - 12.24.2014
Oct-Dec 2014 edition of Ethos magazine. In this issue we honor Service, Heritage and Tradition...
USSOCOM Fact Book - 11.14.2014
USSOCOM Fact Book - 11.14.2014
USSOCOM Fact Book describes the command's mission, capabilities and priorities.


Recent News Stories

Partnership, continuing cooperation: Example of security success in the Americas Partnership, continuing cooperation: Example of security...
For nearly half a century, South America’s lead exporter of coffee, precious gems, minerals and coal endured internal armed conflict at the hands of violent...
3rd SOS officer makes moves in fight against human...
The 27th Special Operations Wing is comprised of thousands of Air Commandos; men and women of diverse backgrounds, experiences and opinions unified in service to...
Support behind the scenes makes Fuerzas Comando ’15 a success Support behind the scenes makes Fuerzas Comando ’15 a...
Yelling and panting, six men quickly strip off their boots and shove them into their packs before jumping into the water. As the sun begins to rise, they swim down...
Fuerzas Comando ’15 strengthens military partnerships,...
Fuerzas Comando 2015 is a USSOUTHCOM-sponsored exercise conducted in Central and South America and the Caribbean since 2004. It consists of a multinational special...
353rd SOG collaborates with 36th CRG to open Wake Island airfield 353rd SOG collaborates with 36th CRG to open Wake Island...
Members from the 353rd Special Operations Group deployed to Andersen Air Base, Guam, July 18, 2015 to support the 36th Crisis Response Group with the opening of Wake...
5th Special Forces change of command 5th Special Forces change of command
Soldiers, family members and friends gathered together on Gabriel Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 16, 2015, for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) change of...