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SOF Daily Update - 5 July, 2011

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MARINE SURVIVES LAND MINE ENCOUNTER
A Marine survived a close encounter with a land mine in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/marine-survives-close-encounter-anti-personnel-mine

CHARLIE-MIKE
A joint exercise was enhanced by thunderstorms on the drop zone.
http://www.sofmag.com/joint-training-benefits-real-world-difficulties

HOLLOW PROMISE?
New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta promised that no "hollow force" would occur on his watch.
http://www.sofmag.com/panetta-pledges-no-hollow-force-his-watch

INSURGENTS WHACKED
During operations in Nangarhar Province, several insurgents were killed.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-73

AIR FORCE PILOT AWARDED
An Air Force pilot who brought his F-15E back after a malfunction received the 2010 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy.
http://www.sofmag.com/strike-eagle-pilot-honored-air-force-safety-award

MILITANTS WHACKED IN YEMEN
Air strikes in southern Yemen killed at least five al-Qaeda militants.
http://www.sofmag.com/suspected-militants-killed-yemeni-airstrikes