Help Special Operators and Their Families!

Will you help the Special Operations community this giving season? The holidays are a time to spend with families and remember all that we're thankful for. It's also a time…

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What Happened at HKIA

Introduction When Americans watched in shock as Afghans overran the airfield at Hamid Karzai International Airport, now infamously known as HKIA, evacuation efforts by SOAA were already well underway. BLUF:…

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Our Experience: On The Ground with Afghan Evacuees

Sometimes things just don’t play out in the way you would expect. The Taliban closed in on Kabul much faster than anyone thought, and Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) became…

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New Partnership: Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF)

Like many Veterans, Glenn Thomas, a Fellow of Special Operators Transition Foundation, realized that moving to a civilian career presented new challenges for which he had not been prepared. As…

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Origins of the Term “Special Operator”
A 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (7 SFG (A)) Green Beret High Altitude Low Opening(HALO) jump master looks for the drop zone before jumping off the ramp of a U.S. Air Force AC-130 during a HALO freefall jump. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Young)

Origins of the Term “Special Operator”

Ever wonder how the term Special Operator came to be? According to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command History Office, the term can be first traced back to the Green…

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Special Operators Make Incredible Sacrifices

The sacrifice that Special Operators make for this country is immeasurable! They’ve EARNED every damn benefit they were promised and they should be able to access and use those benefits…

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