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U.S. Army Special Operations Command announces winners of 2016 Best Warrior Competition

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina — Every year, the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) holds its Best Warrior Competition. Described by the Army as “the Super Bowl of competitions,” the four-day contest, tests elite soldiers ability to conquer urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and battle drills relevant to today’s operating environment. According to a…

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 of 16 medals with 7…

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 and special tactics, told Shadowspear.…

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. “America lost a true patriot…