Archives for June 2016

Former U.S. Special Operators win big at 2016 Invictus Games

ORLANDO, Fla. — Last month, American veterans performed exceedingly well in the so-called “Invictus Games”, which is a paralympic-like competition featuring men and women who have faced life-threatening and life-changing injuries while in military service to their countries. USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) soldiers did very well against their competition pulling in a total…

New unit set to train Air Force special operators

LACKLAND, Tex. — The United States Air Force has activated a new unit dedicated to training the service’s ground component Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. “Our mission at the Battlefield Airmen Training Group [BA TG] is to select, train and mentor Airmen for global combat operations,” Col. Ronald Stenger, inaugural commander of the BA TG…

Silver Star to be awarded to fallen Special Forces soldier

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — According to the special forces media outlet Shadowspear, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. He was a a Special Tactics officer assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron….

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