Advocating for Degree Pathways for SOF

The training operators receive is highly respected and trusted within the ranks of the armed forces. But is this training respected and rewarded in American higher education? As we see…

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SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act
Wind fans the flames of a burn pit at Combat Outpost Tangi in the Tangi Valley, Afghanistan, in August 2009. (Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/Army)

SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act

Today, June 1st, SOAA stands with all operators and the Veteran community to demand a united front. For far too long, members of the military have been negatively impacted by…

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Help for Those Exposed to Burn Pits
Garbage burns in a burn pit while soldiers watch in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 2013. (Andrew Burton/Reuters)

Help for Those Exposed to Burn Pits

Since 1990, it is estimated that there are over one million Servicemembers and Veterans whose exposure to toxic chemicals from burn pits has made them high-risk to develop fatal and…

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We Must Not Allow Politicians in DC to Hurt Troops in Afghanistan
"Unit visit to the Angal Kala village in Afghanistan" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

We Must Not Allow Politicians in DC to Hurt Troops in Afghanistan

Over the last 15 years has the U.S. military been able to accomplish its mission in Afghanistan? Are we any closer to defeating the Taliban and preventing the rise of…

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Huge Win for SOF Serving in the National Guard
Soldiers assigned to 515th Engineer Company and 65th Military Police Company place concertina wire on a border wall in Sasabe, Ariz., on Feb. 7, 2019. (Sgt. 1st Class TaWanna Starks/Army)

Huge Win for SOF Serving in the National Guard

We are proud to announce a huge win for SOF currently serving in the National Guard! After hearing our call for change, Chairman Mike Levin (D-Calif.) expressed his support to…

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Every Component Deserves an Updated DD214 At End of Deployment

One of our guiding truths here at the Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) is that all members of the SOCOM community are family, regardless of whether they’re Reservists, Guard,…

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Credit for Guardsmen Deployed to Southern Border
Soldiers assigned to 515th Engineer Company and 65th Military Police Company place concertina wire on a border wall in Sasabe, Ariz., on Feb. 7, 2019. (Sgt. 1st Class TaWanna Starks/Army)

Credit for Guardsmen Deployed to Southern Border

For the last few months over 2,400 National Guard Servicemembers have been deployed to the southern border in response to the state of emergency declared by President Trump. The men…

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