Film - 27 Minutes at Son Tay

Son Tay Raid Film Featured at Modern Warfare Week

November 14, 2023 Guest 0

53 years ago, a top-secret mission was launched into North Vietnam to rescue American prisoners of war. Operation Kingpin, known as the Son Tay Raid, was the first ever highly classified joint service operation of its kind. Now, US Army […]

Book Review SOG Kontum

Book Review: “SOG Kontum” (Vietnam)

June 29, 2023 John Friberg 0

A book published in 2022, SOG Kontum, details the some of the top secret missions that were conducted in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the 1968 – 1969 time period. The authors are Joe Parnar and Robert Dumont; with a […]

Sentinel March 2023

Sentinel – March 2023 Issue

March 3, 2023 SOF News 0

The Sentinel – a newsletter of the Quiet Professionals is published every month by Chapter 78 of the Special Forces Association serving the SF community in Southern California. Their monthly newsletter is available online and by subscription. The March 2023 […]

Medal of Honor

Eugene Ashley – Green Beret MoH Recipient

February 6, 2023 Guest 0

Army Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley Jr.’s bravery was integral in rescuing Special Forces troops during the Battle of Lang Vei, which marked the first enemy use of tanks in the Vietnam War. Ashley, a Green Beret, never made it […]

History of MACV-SOG

MACV-SOG History Website

March 12, 2021 SOF News 0

A new website has arrived that covers the history of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This secretive unit was activated in 1964 as a joint special operations task force. About MACV-SOG. Studies and Observations […]

Iron Mike Healy

Iron Mike Healy – RIP

April 14, 2018 SOF News 0

Iron Mike Healy – RIP. A legendary U.S. Army Special Forces officer died on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Retired Major General Michael D. Healy joined the Army shortly before the Japanese surrender at the end of World […]

CH-47F Crew Chief over Afghanistan (photo USAF Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, March 15, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180323

March 23, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180323 – Russia’s SOF training in Gulf of Finland, Dunford enthusiastic about 1st SFAB, 1966 door gunner training video, OSS receives Congressional Gold Medal, LE CT training facility opens in Jordan, Poland’s more modern military, joining the […]

surgical strike

Special Operations News Update 20170301

March 1, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170301 – NVA Commandos in Vietnam War, SOLIC Symposium, Russia’s Delta Force, strategic CT failure, movie about Green Beret Bo Gritz, USMC’s new sniper rifle, National Geographic’s “Chain of Command” – 3rd SFGA in Niger, and SOF […]