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RAF TORNADOS TARGET ISIS

United Kingdom Joins Coalition
By SOF

Safety Harbor Firearms, Inc. SHF R50 Rifle

Safety Harbor Firearms specializes in 50 Cal Upper Conversions (SHTF50) for the AR 15 platform and complete 50 Cal Rifles (SHF R/S50).  SHF started production of .50 cal upper conversions (SHTF 50) in 2003. Complete rifles (SHF R/S50) production started in 2005. Safety Harbor Firearms also produce the KEG (Kompact Entry Gun) AOW shotguns from the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500.

GOOD BYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE!

Eric Holder Resigns as Attorney General
By SOF

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, ending a tenure of over five and a half years that was marked by controversy. The resignation will become effective upon confirmation of his successor.

FEMALE MARINE UNDER ATTACK

CAPT Lauren Serrano’s Prize-Winning Essay Opposed Women in Combat
By SOF

Captain Lauren Serrano, the author of the essay that won the 2014 Chase Prize, given out by the Marine Corps Association for a bold essay that “challenges conventional wisdom,” has come under attack. The essay was published in the September 2014 issue of the Marine Corps Gazette.

From One-Stop Knife Shop: Elite Force Military M-3 Medic Bag First Aid Kit - Combat Lifesaver's Bag

Available at One-Stop Knife Shop, this medical kit, commonly known as the Combat Lifesavers kit, the M-3 folding medic bag is packed to the brim with critical use lifesaving supplies, all in a handy carrying bag with shoulder strap.

Each bag has three separate compartments that contain items ranging from pressure dressings & gauze, to a cold pack, to hydrogen peroxide, sutures & hand sanitizer. Please note: the M-3 Medic bag does not contain controlled medications, needles, or fluid replenishers such as saline / Lactated Ringers.

German Troops in Afghanistan

54 German troopers and 3 police officers out of a contingency of 5350 deployed have died in Afghanistan in the War on Terror. 247 were injured. The troops operate largely in the quieter North of Afghanistan, but KIA and casualties were while fulfilling the International Security Assistance Force Mission

THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Are Troops Going to an Unwinnable Fight?
By SOF

The deployment of 3000 troops to Western Africa to help combat the Ebola epidemic that has broken out has raised some questions. The deployment is larger than what has been sent to Iraq to help turn back advances by the Islamic State.

HAS THE FBI BEEN HANDCUFFED AGAINST ISIS?

Controversy Over DOJ Restrictions
By SOF Staff

While the Islamic State is reportedly recruiting in American mosques, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has responsibility for counter-terrorism within the United States, has reportedly been handcuffed. This comes even though as many as 400 Americans are fighting for the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

TARGETING THE MONEYMAKERS

Attack Goes After ISIS-Held Refineries
By SOF

A second round of air strikes yesterday against ISIS-related targets in Iraq and Syria targeted assets used by the terrorist group to raise funds. The strikes yesterday followed ones aimed at the terrorist group earlier this week.

BRAVO COMPANY USA'S 18" SPR Mk 12 Upper Half

The United States Navy Mark 12 Mod 0/1 Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) is a rifle that has been in service with the United States special forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. SPR initially stood for Special Purpose Receiver, but that nomenclature seems to have disappeared as the weapon became a stand alone weapon system, and not just an add on upper as part of proposed SOPMOD upgrades. SPR now means Special Purpose Rifle. It was eventually type classified by the Navy as the Mk 12, though the Army also uses this designation.

THE RAPTOR MAKES ITS DEBUT

Sees Combat For First Time Over Syria
By SOF

The F-22 Raptor made its combat debut over Syria during the air strikes yesterday. The F-22s helped carry out the strikes against multiple targets tied to two terrorist groups in the region.

OBAMA'S LATTE SALUTE AND AL PACINO GIVES A LESSON IN SALUTING

Here is the infamous "latte salute" that Barack Obama gave to two Marines who saluted him.

DID IRAN JUST GRAB YEMEN?

UN-Brokered Cease-Fire Causes Change in Government
By SOF

A United Nations-brokered cease-fire in Yemen may have given the country over to the Islamic Republic of Iran. That is according to a claim made by a member of the Iranian parliament.

The Counter-Rocket, High Energy Artillery Mortar (HEL MD) Joins the Army!

U. S. Army's Counter- UAV Drone and 60mm Mortars is a Go!
The laser cannon that can blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the sky for the U.S. Army is going to theater. The new weapon has now proved it will be as capable at sea as on land. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD)—basically a high-energy laser mounted on top of a big truck—was successfully used to blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the Florida sky earlier this year, Boeing announced.