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Russia`s Rosgvardiya and the Special Operations Forces Command (Russian acronym: KSSO, Komandovanie Sil Spetsialnyh Operatsiy) will receive unique off-road buggies developed by the Chechenavto company in conjunction with the Special Forces Training Center (Gudermes, Chechnya), according to the Izvestia newspaper.. The new vehicles are supposed to receive a heavy armament suite. They will be able to cross pieces of rugged...

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force leadership recently directed the “Airmen’s...

A retired Captain of the Ghana Army, Ebenezer Budu-Koomson, has said the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) proposal to review upwards the period before retirement for army recruits would be a step in the right direction. Whilst calling for “dispassionate discussion and planning” on such a proposal, he stated that, such a move would at the very least prevent army...

Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are working to solve a common problem for deployed troops and quick-response forces, and in doing so, may offer new solutions for civilian firefighters and rescuers as well. As part of the Junior Force Warfighters Operations, or JFWORX, program, these researchers are finding ways to improve the...

The Product Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE) is the Army’s solution provider for collective instrumented live training systems. PM TRADE’s mission is to improve Soldier readiness, in peace and war, by leading lifecycle management of collective Live Training capabilities that enhance the Integrated Training Environment at Home stations, Combat Training Centers, and deployed locations and to provide our...

Armed militias were reported to be gathering in the Central African Republic (CAR) ahead of Monday's withdrawal of French troops of Operation Sangaris, which started three years ago to halt bloodletting that followed a sectarian civil war. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who told parliament that the operation had "been a success" earlier this month, flew to Bangui on...

An Airman of the 137th Special Operations Wing became the unit's first organically-grown MC-12W combat systems officer. Second Lt. Brent Webb graduated, Oct. 14, 2016, from the combat systems officer school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, making him the first since the wing joined Air Force Special Operations Command. “I don’t really know what to think about being the first,”...

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch visited the Soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine and toured the International Peacekeeping and Security Center at Yavoriv, Ukriaine, October 27. The visit began with a briefing from Col. Nick Ducich, commander of JMTG-U and Lt. Gen. Pavlo Tkachuk, commander of Ukraine’s Land Forces Academy. Following the briefing, the ambassador had a chance...

Why is Ethiopia bringing back some of the best-trained and best-equipped soldiers fighting al-Shabaab? This month has seen multiple withdrawals of Ethiopia National Defense Force (ENDF) units from Somalia. On 11 October, ENDF soldiers under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) unilaterally departed from two strategic towns in the Hiraan region of central Somalia. On 23 October, another contingent...

The 26th Special Tactics Squadron trained alongside 27th Special Operations Wing units while conducting a full mission profile at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., earlier this month. The training tested the Air Commandos’ abilities to react to adverse conditions and complete a mission as a team in an unknown location. “The purpose of a FMP is to incorporate all our...