SOF Weekly Newsletter - 21 to 25 May, 2012
DOG COMPANY BITES DOWN ON INSURGENTS
Marines too the fight to the insurgents - locating weapons caches, drug factories, and IEDs.
TALIBAN LEADER NABBED!
A Taliban leader was captured by Afghan forces in Takhar province.
Cpl. Christopher B. Farias received the Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan.
HERO CORPSMEN SAVE MARINE
Navy corpsmen acted quickly when a Marine officer was wounded in action.
PILOTS AWARDED FOR RESCUES
Two Air Force pilots received two DFCs with Combat Distinguishing Devices for rescues they carried out in Afghanistan.
AFGHAN, ISAF TROOPS TAKE DOWN OPIUM OPERATION
During a security operation, Afghan and ISAF troops captured 3,100 pounds of poppy seed, and over 450 pounds of opium.
TROOPS PREFER NEW, LIGHTER MACHINE GUN
Troops evaluating a new light machine gun gave it high marks.
A number of women have graduated from the Sapper Leader Course.
TALIBAN COMMANDER CAPTURED!
A Taliban commander was captured in Helmand province.
TALIBAN FACILITATOR CAPTURED
A Taliban facilitator was captured during operations in Kandahar province.
NBC TROOPS AT THE .50-CAL RANGE
Troops trained with the .50-caliber machine guns on NBC vehicles.
PATROLLING ICELAND'S SKIES
Air Force planes patrol the skies over Iceland.
BOMB ATTACK KILLS DOZENS
A murder-suicide bombing left dozens of Yemeni troops dead.